Women’s Race Team Roster 2021

Elaine Finley

Bike: Specialized Amira 

USA Cycling Category: Cat 4

Racing: 2 years

Why did I start racing: July 2017 Kellie Nellson needed a roommate for Davy Crockett Race. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. Basically I would say Curiosity & a new post Ironman challenge drove me to this sport.

Favorite Part of Racing: Spending the weekends in small obscure TX towns with like minded people.

Fav Race Type: Time Trials & Criterium

Favorite Bike Food: Clif Bloks, Homemade & BeBold Bars

Advice to new racers: Ride for Fun & Ride for Intensity. Never eat new foods before or on race day, bring at least 2 water bottles for road races & ALWAYS finish the race!

Kelci Molina

Bike: Pinarello DOGMA F10

USA Cycling Category: Cat 3

Racing: 3 years

Why did I start racing: Friend from work (Todd Finley)

Favorite Part of Racing: Teamwork/Family Environment

Favorite Race Type: Criterium

Favorite Bike Food: Granola like bars and chewy gummies

Advice to new racers: Watch what is happening a few bikes ahead and not just the wheel in front of you

Kellie Nelson

Bike: S Works Amira 

USA Cycling Category: Cat 3

Racing: 4 years

Why did I start racing: ????

Favorite Part of Racing: ????

Favorite Race Type: Road Races & Time Trials

Favorite Bike Food: Clif Bloks, Stinger waffles, pickle juiceAdvice to new racers: Go for it! Don’t let fear keep you from doing something you might really enjoy

Shawnita Sterett

Bike: Trek Emonda, Salsa Warbird

USA Cycling Category: Cat 4

Racing: 2 years

Why did I start racing: All my friends were doing it

Favorite part of racing: Race weekends away with the team

Fav Race Type: GRAVEL! & Road Races

Favorite bike food: Sour patch kidsAdvice to new racers/racers: Don’t be afraid to ask questions of the more experienced.

Mary Goodell

Bike: Cannondale SuperSix EVO

USA Cycling Category: Cat 5

Racing: 3 years

Why did I start racing: Kellie encouraged me to try it out and I am always looking for ways to challenge myself.

Favorite part of racing: Being a part of a team and the encouragement that everyone gives each other.

Fav Race Type: Time Trials

Favorite bike food: SiS Energy GelsAdvice to new racers: Keep challenging yourself and push your limits. It will make you stronger! Always ask questions from experienced racers and learn something from every race/ride.

 Nikki Marvin

Bike: 2014 Specialized Amira Comp

USA Cycling Category: Cat 5

Racing: 2 years

Why did I start racing: thought it would be fun and challenging

Favorite part of racing: the whole experience

Fav Race Type: I like Crits and TTs

Favorite bike food: I don’t really eat on the bike but when I do my favorite are the Lemon Raspberry Skratch bars.Advice to new racers: Racing is serious fun, try not to be so serious that you don’t have fun. Just remember if you want something you have to put in the work.

Jonna Uibel

Bike: Specialized Road & Mtn Bikes, Salsa Gravel Bike

USA Cycling Category: Cat 5 (New to Road Races)

Why did I start racing: I started racing Mountain bikes when I was 21 years old when I lived up in Whistler/Blackholm Canada. You paid a “loonie” ($1) to race and the winner got the all all the loonies! My specialty is endurance races.

Favorite part of racing: I love the comradery, competition and motivation it gives you to keep training.

Favorite Race Type: Mountain bike endurance races & Road Racing. Here in Texas I want to get into Gravel racing.

Favorite bike food: Hammer Nutrition Perpetuem Solids – Orange Vanilla. I love these so much that I have to be careful not to eat them when I’m “just home” haha

Advice to new racers: 1) Don’t stress out, It’s really all just for Fun! 2) They key to a good race is your hydration & nutrition so know your plan ahead of time for the race.

EUNICE SUGISAWA

Bike: Specialized Ruby

USA Cycling Category: Cat 5

Racing: 0 years (I’m a newbie!)

Why did you start racing: I have not ever raced in my life. But I think I can start and would be a nice challenge.

Favorite part of racing: I don’t know yet but will find out soon!

Fav Race Type: Road

Favorite bike food: Don’t have one yet, still exploring and trying out many things that friends recommended

Advice to new racers: oh my, I sure don’t have one and will not able to give an advice, but I will take an advice from all you experts!

Michelle Hansard

Bike: Pinarello Dogma F8

USA Cycling Category: Cat 4

Racing: 2 years

Why did I start racing: It sounded awesome

What do I like best about racing: Winning, the community. Meeting pros.

Fav Race Type: Crit. USA crit series in particular

Favorite bike food: gummy snacksAdvice to new racers: train hard and just do it but hold your line.

Jin Koh

Bike: 

USA Cycling Category: Cat 5 

Racing: 2 years

Why did I start racing:

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Favorite bike food: Advice to new racers:

Myrna Ramirez

Bike: Canyon Aeroad SLX 9.0

USA Cycling Category: Cat 5

Why did you start racing: I have always practiced sports and I was a professional volleyball player. I like competing and pushing through my limits. My husband signed me up for my first race and I liked it.

Favorite part of racing: The adrenaline and tactics

Fav Race Type: Crits

Favorite bike food: Cliff peanut butter and chocolate barsAdvice to new racers:  Just enjoy the ride and push a little harder every time