24 January 2011 - 8:02Team29 v2011 – Amanda Voyer
Up next is another local rider, Amanda Voyer. She has been a big fan of 29″ wheels since last season, and is beginning to show her true colors as a baddass on the bike. Here is what she has to say:
I’m a shorter (under 5’5″) woman who rides a 29er and it has changed my life. I feel like I could be the poster child for what a 29er can do for pure riding pleasure and ability. My riding confidence and strength has improved tenfold since I’ve started riding the big wheel. My previous bike was a 26 inch full-suspension and I feel I now ride smoother, faster, stronger, and with more confidence on my big dog. When I first started riding a 29er a couple of summers ago I’d get all kinds of looks and questions from other riders, (guys and girls), not used to seeing a smaller woman on a big wheel and I would take every opportunity to talk up the 29er ride. I just love to ride and ride often. I also enjoy the thrill of competition and have dabbled in mountain bike racing, and off road triathlons, and I am desperately seeking to add cyclocross and single speed racing to the resume.
We welcome Amada to the team! Look for her tearing up the trails this summer on her Fisher Paragon.