Posted by: marissaridesbikes | March 9, 2012

Touchstone Climbing: Rider Spotlight – Heather Nielson

Over the next few weeks we’ll introduce you to each of our Touchstone Climbing teammates with rider profiles and photos. You might be surprised to find that in addition to training many hours per week, most teammates juggle one (or more) jobs, and family. Stay tuned for inside information about the riders, both on and off the bike.

Introducing Touchstone Climbing’s Heather Nielson

Heather Nielson shows her stuff

Heather Nielson shows her stuff

Name: Heather Nielson

Nickname: Lil’ Heather

Hometown & Current Town: I’ve moved 24 times… Home is where my bike is.

What Educational Degree do you hold? I have a Bachelor of Science in Biology and double minors in Chemistry & Nutrition.

What Category do you race? I’m a Cat 2 and am starting my 5th year of racing!

What’s playing on your ipod right now? Trance around the world, Above & Beyond

Your favorite NCNCA race? The Vacaville Grand Prix.

What do you do for a living? I race my bike & coach cyclists of all levels.

When I’m not on my bike you might find me….in the kitchen – I love to cook!

Can you share your favorite quote, some words to live by? “Carpe diem”


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