Motivational Monday with Louise Cheetham
WHAT’S YOUR NAME AND LOCATION?
Louise Cheetham, Baton Rouge, LA
WHAT TYPE OF CYCLING DO YOU ENJOY?
WHAT IS YOUR FIRST CYCLING MEMORY?
I used to sit on the back of my mom’s cruiser, on the gear rack. We went to the neighborhood store like that until I got my foot caught in the back wheel. Foot in the back wheel is what I remember.
After that my parents bought me a kids size Raleigh racing bike. It was red to white fade. Man, I miss the 80s.
WHO INSPIRES YOU TO RIDE, AND BETTER YET WHY?
My mom, Janet and my coach, Stacey. These two women ride their bikes through it all. My mom is recovering from cancer and got back on her bike as soon as she could. Stacey is a very busy businesswoman and mom and still rides her bike every day.
I want to love it and be as dedicated as they are!
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR BEST MOMENT ON THE BIKE SO FAR THIS YEAR?
This year? Has to be leading out my teammate, Allie Hurst, for the win at the Vuelta d’Acadiana. Just a local race on our calendar. But I got my 1 min max power and took her to the line to outsprint some out of towners. Take that Texas!
TELL US ALL ABOUT YOUR BIKES
I have a hand me down mountain bike that I bomb around on and raced for the first time this year
My road bike is my dream bike, a Cannondale Supersix Hi-Mod with dura-ace. Best bike I have ever ridden.
That’s the complete stable. I have to err on the side of too few as my wonderful cyclist man has 4 and its getting cramped in here!
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