Member Profile: Whitney Porn

The Elkhorn Valley Cycling Club is fortunate enough to have members scattered all over Nebraska and even into Iowa. The downside is that we don’t all get to know each other as people, or even without cycling gear on! 
Beginning today, we will be running profiles on our members. Over the next couple weeks, watch your email inbox for a quick questionnaire to fill out and return to us. Please include your favorite photo. 

Name: Whitney Porn
Age: 25
Current City: Lincoln
Hometown: Norfolk
Husband: Brian Porn
What pays for cycling? I’m a full time student so my generous husband and savings pays for the bike addiction.
Fun away from cycling: Thinking about cycling, running and weight lifting with Brian. Or homework if I have to.
How long have you been cycling? Began “training” in January 2011 and MTB racing in April 2011. I am still very much a beginner.
Bikes: 2010 Felt ZW100 road bike, 2012 Marin Nail Trail MTB for XC and CX. I’m hoping for a real CX bike this year.
Favorite cycling discipline: off road, especially MTB racing
Most memorable race: Omaha CX weekend. I showed up to Swanson with Brian to ride the trails without knowing that there was a CX race. I showed up about 10 minutes before the women’s heat and got talked into racing; 35 lb mountain bike, hiking boots and all. I have never even seen a CX race and still managed a 3rd place finish.
Career highlight: 2011 Cat 3 champ for Psycowpath MTB Series. Huge accomplishment for a first timer.
Goals for 2012: race cat 2 MTB in NE and IA, South Dakota Back Country 40, Dakota Five-0. I also would like to help more women get involved in riding/racing.
Dream bike: While I love and live to drool over everybody’s Konas, Treks, Rocky Mts, I think its less about the bike and more about the ride. I love my Nail Trail and its hardly comparable to everybody’s bikes. Instead of one really sweet ride, I would like to have several decent bikes: down hill, dirt jumper, I need them all.
One thing for my teammates: I absolutely love being a part of a team that accepts everybody for their different strengths and weaknesses. I feel like EVCC is the model of a cohesive and supportive race team.

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