Almost two years ago, I did an entry here about attending USA Cycling's Enhancing Leadership in Women's Cycling Conference at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. I was living in Boulder during a one-year leave-of-absence from Fresno State, and covered the conference for VeloNews.com.
I met some amazing women there from all over the country, women who are dedicated to growing the sport of women's cycling at all levels. One of the women I met was Eryn Hughes who, at the time, was the head coach of a high school Mountain Bike Racing Program in California. We lost her, though, to Pittsburgh, PA last year, where she is now working for the city as a Bicycle/Pedestrian Intern.
She is also the creator of a great webzine called VeloMuse, and she included me in a piece she just put up on cycling role models. Check it out here and be sure to bookmark her site! Ok, I know that this isn't the best pic....but it's from the conference, and Eryn is fourth from the left in the front row. And look! There's me, second from the right in the front row, right next to Jane, the friend I do RATPOD with up in Montana, and who is headed to NEPAL on October 17! I'm telling you....I'm blessed to know some AMAZING women!