Howdy! I am a cyclist from Austin, TX (which is also where I grew up). Although I came from a background of running and soccer, I found my true passion in cycling. I began riding bikes later in life, after college. Around that time I was teaching spin classes and occasionally dusted off my road bike for a charity ride or grand fondo. Apparently I was pretty good so a few of my friends encouraged me to try road racing. After winning loads of beginner races I fell in love with the sport and never looked back. I currently ride and race road, MTB and CX, but also make time for running and yoga. I have an eight year old son who also loves riding and we both love exploring trails. Oh yeah, BTW the name “Wattage Cottage” is my nickname meaning Power House.