Our podcast is back, kicking it off with Whitman Cycling alumnus Becca Mellema!
I met Becca for the first time this year as she made her way back to racing through the Pacific Northwest Women’s Series. In her interview we talked about how she got into racing bikes, the women that kept her going, collegiate nationals, and fish primes!
After the interview, Becca sent me the race report she wrote up after winning her first women’s A crit in 2015 (in her first crit as an A!). It’s a great read and a perfect insight into the thought processes we have during races. Check it out here. Side note: the UBC rider she mentions in her report – Margot Clyne, who now races for Twenty20! We all start somewhere. And great riders often start here in collegiate.
Post interview note from Becca: “Also, I think we went off topic before I could tell you, but I wanted to let you know that I raced with Dessie and Mackenzie Stanley as a women’s A (for both the team and at nationals.) I feel really bad that I wasn’t able to mention Mackenzie!
Mackenzie was a close friend who really shaped who I was on the bike, so I would be remiss if I didn’t mention her!”