PAA Racer of the Month – Emily Crouse

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January/February 2015

A new year and a new Racer of the Month. Our cross team has been killing it recently and two standout performers are the Father and Daughter combo of Terry and Emily Crouse, our joint Racer of the Month award winners for January-February 2015. Emily told me the only way she gets to see her Dad these days was to take up riding, no wonder she is so fast!

We asked her the usual questions to get to know her better.

Nickname? Nee Nee.

 

Who/what inspired you to start cycling?

Hearing about girls my age who bike race.

First bike? Barbie tricycle “(duh)”

 

Childhood hero? The leader of the darkside.

 

What do you love most about cycling? Competition and the thrill of doing things on my bike I thought I couldn’t do before.

 

Favorite race? Anza Crossing in Riverside. Cyclocross

 

Favorite ride? Descending from Mt. Wilson

 

How do you keep going when you are on the limit? I reach into my back pocket and pull out a girl scout cookie (by the way, if you’re interested..only $5 a box).

 

Racing career highlight? Conquering the crazy downhill at Turkey Trot.

 

Job away from cycling? Being a middle schooler.

 

Other interests? Singing, music, dancing, & performing, running, basketball.

 

Favorite film? Les Miserables with Hugh Jackman

 

Favorite music? Anything Michael Jackson, Alternative, pop or reggae.

 

Favorite food? Sushi and my grandma’s crab salad.

 

Most famous person you’ve met? My dad (and I can only go up from here).

 

Best Advice? “if you know you’re going to run into the course tape, duck your head so it doesn’t choke you”.

 

PAA’s Racer of the Month award is voted for by PAA’s racers.