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Cristina

Always riding with a smile. Spooky Cross, Altoona, IA 2015

Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve loved all types of human-powered transportation -- rollerblades, scooters, skateboards and, most importantly, bicycles. I’ve been a bike commuter for my entire five years at UNL, where I am studying journalism and environmental studies.

I bought an All-City Macho Man to commute on a few years ago and my boss at UNL Outdoor Adventures encouraged me to try out cyclocross. This is my second season racing and I’m loving every second of it.

My favorite part about the races is the rowdy, awesome community of people that shows up, the friendly competition and the physical challenge of testing my endurance.

Besides riding my bike, I’m an all-around outdoorsy geek and enjoy rock climbing, running, backpacking and canoeing. I hope to graduate this December and move out west to find a job and be closer to the mountains.

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