Anabel Meade goes by Anabel but those who ride with her have nicknamed her ‘Velcro-girl’. If it looks like she’s about to get dropped, she will work really hard to latch onto your back wheel and hold on for dear life!Her love for cycling began as a young girl. Her favourite bike was her brother’s hand-me-down, bright yellow ccm 10 speed. It was her first road bike, she loved the thrill of the speed and the freedom she felt while cycling. She also soon discovered that lots of boys like bikes too. It was a no brainer, she was hooked.
Fast forward – to a husband, career and 3 children later she rediscovered her love for cycling 8 years ago. Her kids were at an age where she could leave them for a couple of hours at a time. So she bought a road bike and joined a cycling club and woohoo!For her cycling is about 3 things: 1) the people – she has met the most amazing people through cycling. She love, love, loves club and group rides. She loves the comraderie. 2) The physical challenge – she really enjoys the work out, on and off season. She is also a bit of a data junkie! 3) The adventure – she loves discovering new routes, country rides and the occasional race as a ‘serious rider’.
Favourites: Cheat food – white wine and green tea ice cream Snack while riding – banana, dates, or fig newtons Workout music – nothing depressing please! Her music choices are pretty eclectic but it has to be loud, have a beat, and an attitude. 50 cent, Usher, AC/DC, Jay Z, Nicki Minaj, The Cure, The National just to name a few. Quote – “If it’s important to you, you’ll find a way. If its not, you’ll find an excuse.” #ComeRideWithUs
He started cycling in 1984 and has been racing on and off for almost 28 years in Road, Crit, TT, MTB, and Cyclocross. He was top 5 in the USA for Time Trials and top 10 for road racing. He came from a running and swimming background but he found cycling to be much more fun and he was able to enjoy a lot more of the local areas on his bike. He’s also a certified personal trainer and was a pro MTB mechanic on the NORBA circuit in 1998 and 1999.He likes to listen Linkink Park while on the bike and relax to Supertramp. His favourite foods are lasagne and dark chocolate #ComeRideWithUS