Real name: Sue

Where do you live? Placerville, California

Explanation of your handle: I sense a bunch of dog lovers ‘round here. After my husband, the love of my life is my yellow lab.

Explanation of your avatar: I have one ready, when the time comes…

Age (general or specific): Hovering around 40.

Occupation: Land Use Planner

Favorite bike: ?? I have to STAY AWAY from new gear otherwise I will lose control. I need to save money for a home heating system…

What's in your stable? I fell so “light”! Specialized Allez Vita customized with my various components-of-the-month, Trek 4500

Fastest speed on a road bike? where? when? How’s this for precision: 46.3. May of 2004, on a newly paved section of a long hill near my home in Placerville. The stars must have been aligned that day…usual speed there is 39-41 mph.

Another picture of yourself or your ride? Another one of my loves…skiing. Picture me in the spring, on the east side of the Sierra, searching for corn snow...


What is the biggest lie you've ever told: “I really don’t want a fast, cute car. Practical is fine.”

Most memorable moment on my bike: My hubby’s first ride on a road bike. It was kind of a nasty, rainy day, but he wanted to ride anyhow. So we rode State Route 49 through the State Park where gold was discovered in CA, up to Cool, CA, and back down again. We were so wet and cold but man did we have a great time!

Most fun ever had on a bike? All girls’ ride with all (well, most) decades represented (women in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s!), followed by a great lunch and a few bottles of wine.