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Licki, clever and crafty.
I am a doctoral student in Biological Sciences at UNL studying bird coloration and I like anything crafty - I make some hats and currently I’m brewing beer (and cider, and wine now too)! Anything I make comes with no guarantees and a what you see is what you get disclosure. The last time I opened a bottle of home-brewed cider at a Thanksgiving party, about 800mL of the 1L bottle ended up in my eye and on the ceiling. A little over-carbonated, I’m guessing. The bottle didn’t break though!
When I was young my mom got me a used bicycle and I used to lie in wait at the top of the hill near my house and race cars down the slope (kids, don’t try this at home - I’m sure I caused some high blood pressure of many a neighbor). I couldn’t ride in high school, but it was my main form of transportation in college, and now in graduate school. I’ve only in the last few years gotten back into just having fun on a bike and seeing how fast and far I can go.
Cyclocross just has such great energy. I think it’s why its also so fun to watch. As to actually doing it, I think it’ll be really challenging - but in a good way. I’m looking forward to pushing myself and getting a bit dirty.

Spooky Cross - Altoona, IA - 2015


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