Name: Denise Ward
Hometown: Hoyt Lakes, MN (near Ely on da' iron range)
How many years have you been racing: 5 or 6, those first years "racing" would be massively overstating the situation.
What got you into cycling: Looking for an alternative lifestyle to the one I was leading, riding motorcycles, hanging out on lake minnetonka, and partying all the time was going to lead to an early death. Riding bikes lead to mountain biking lead gravel events lead to racing.
Favorite bicycle ever made: My 1975 Peugeot steel frame road commuter, I'm not a retro-phile typicaly but that bike is soooo smooth. And the new carbon frames coming out - mmmmmmmmm so responsive, so nice my head just exploded thinking about it.
What do you do in the off season: Eat.
Bonk buster: Homemade rice and egg concoction, dried cranberries, Gu
What would your super power be: I'd wish it to be the ability to start things on fire with lasers coming out of the palms of my hands.
Fill in the blank, "If you really knew me, you'd know _______": I'm a homebody that craves road trips and traveling as much as possible.
Anything you want to tell the world: Have compassion. Also, I've been playing with the idea that "there is no other," we are all the same person in a different form in a time warp that is folded onto itself so it's all happening at the same time, it seems like they are someone else, but it's actually you in a different capacity. It reminds me appreciate the people around me, who are actually me.