Motivational Monday with Millie Tanner
Motivational Monday, a Monday tradition at Bike Shop Girl, my goal to keep you motivated and to be striving on the bike even during a hard week or long hours at work. Are you a woman that bicycles? Fill out this easy form and be part of our motivational movement!
What is your name and location?
My name is Millie Tanner and my nickname is Milliegoat because I am good at climbing hills, mountains, overpasses, you name it! I live in warm Southern California.
What type of cycling do you enjoy?
I race road and cyclocross and I absolutely love both. Road is fun and tactical and cyclocross you get to race in the mud.
What is your first cycling memory?
That is a tough question! I think my first cycling memory is actually of crashing. I came around a u-turn and hit a curb when I was about 7 or 8 and on my road bike. I then proceeded to yell “ It jumped up and bit me!!” Ahh, good times!
Who in the cycling community inspires you and why?
I am inspired by many people in the cycling community. One person is Pam Sayler because she is always happy and you always will see a smile on her face! Chris Horner is another person who inspires me, because even at the age of 39 he won the Amgen Tour of California, and always seems to put his best foot forward. Another person is Jens Voigt, he has such a great work ethic and he is super funny too. The whole women’s peloton inspires me because they put their best foot foward, kick butt and have a good time. And last but certainly not least, my parents inspire me too. They always are helping out , working hard and being the best parents ever.
What has been your best moment on a bike in 2011?
I think my best moment on a bike in 2011 was placing second at the USACycling National Championships. I rode a really great time trial and I wanted to win so bad. As I came across the line I had the fastest time. I had the national championship for the next 29 seconds and then another girl came across the line beating my by 1 second.
In the next year, what are your goals with cycling and pushing yourself forward in 2012?
In the next year I really want to win a national championship and all the state championships. I have won state championships before so I think it is finally time to go and win that national championship.
About my bikes
I have a Fuji Supreme 1.0, a Specialized Langster track bike for the trainer and a Fuji concept frame for a TT bike.
Check out Milliegoats latest at her blog Milliegoat.wordpress.com/