Rides a: Vamoots CR
Resides in: Santa Monica, CA
Riding and race history: Jill ran track and cross country in college and kept up with running for years after that, casually dabbling in the occasional marathon. Shortly after starting her career she also took up mountain biking. She’s ridden on trails all over Southern California and Utah and is especially fond of torturous uphills. She started replacing running with road riding a few years ago when running and her joints just weren’t getting along. Something about road biking got the competitive fire burning again and she got sucked into bike racing in early 2013.
Upcoming goals/race plans: Jill’s planning to build on a solid first racing season last year by doing a bunch more road races and a few criteriums on the local So Cal racing scene this year.
When not riding: Jill holds down a job as an engineer at an aerospace company and frequently travels to North Yorkshire in England for work. When not working or riding she enjoys spending time with friends and family, being outdoors, camping, hiking, and getting lost in a book. She can also be found posting photos to Instagram with one of four themes – food, bikes, children or whiskey.
Why MOOTS: It’s an all-around forever bike that’s beautifully made in America. It handles just as well on a swoopy twisty downhill as it does in an office park criterium as it does on some of the crappily serviced pot-holey streets of Los Angeles