Profiled: August, 2007.
Name: Tregenna Siri Myrabo.
Job: Economic Recovery and Resilience Specialist & Project Coordinator at World Vision International in Monrovia, CA- NGO working in relief and development for the poor globally.
How long have you been mountain biking? 6 years.
First mountain bike? Trek — orange and red — she was a beauty.
Current mountain bike? Gary Fisher: Tassajara (Trek’s still the best though).
How often do you ride? I haven’t ridden in two months, but usually twice a week on Mt. Bike…3 days on road bike (I’m from Vermont, we hibernate in the winter. In the summer you can’t get me off the bike).
Your favorite riding spot? Mt. Biking: Malibu and Sycamore Canyons.
Do you race? A little.
What’s your best race finish? First place in my age group (don’t remember the time).
What’s your best crash? The first day I used my clipless pedals… I kept falling over on my left side ALL DAY every time we stopped. It was hysterical. I had crazy bruises, but thank God, no big spills yet.
What was the last thing you bought for your bike? A little odometer thing.
What’s your favorite beverage? Diet Coke.
What’s your favorite trail snack? Rice Bread and H20.
What’s one thing that you’ve learned from mountain biking? Keep going, keep going – it’s always worth waking up early for. AND, on your way down, keep your weight in the back!
If you had a $100 burning a hole in your pocket right now, what would you buy? Toothpaste, food, give 10% to someone who really needs it, and some cute, comfortable shoes for work.