FTW Racing in Minneapolis/St Paul

Lisa M. Olson

Lisa M. Olson

Alley Cats, Road Crits, Gravel, Track, Cyclocross

Favorite Cycling Snack
Peppered Beef Jerky

Favorite Bike
Lil’ Beefy, my Surly Cross-check. I’ve had this bike since I graduated college and we’ve been a lot of places together.  I commute, race road, gravel, alley cats, and cyclocross on it.  Some may scoff because it’s heavy, but I love knowing that I can mash my legs out and still not get completely left in the dust on this big ol’ hunk of STEEL! #steelisreal

Life Motto
If it’s not fun, don’t do it.

Role Model
Tiana Johnson is SO BOSS. Tiana’s a rad mechanic and super inspiring to watch race.

Why are you a member of Koochella?
I see Koochella as a platform to springboard myself as I develop into a better and faster rider. It’s something to motivate me, and hold me accountable to my personal goals. Koochella is also a community full of super rad people who want to help one another be the best they can be!

What drew you to the team?
I learned about Koochella on the internet before I moved to Minneapolis. When they hosted some recruitment events, I saw it as a way to make some really cool friends who loved to ride fast and support each other.  I didn’t realize at the time that I’d find family in it.