Laura Slavin


December Weight:“105lbs”

Race Weight: “105lbs. Yup, my race weight is the sameCan’t get heavier and shouldn’t get skinnier.”

Birthdate: “July 29th. A Leo. By all accounts.”

Childhood Heroes:“I never really had any heroes as a kid…”

Hobbies and Interests:“We all know that there’s no hobbies or interests outside of bike riding.”

Favorite Movies: “Fight Club, The Big Lebowski, Grosse Point Blank, Enemy of the State, Idiocracy. I like to laugh so… I also have an embarrassing thing for Films based on Brit Lit. ”

Musical Tastes: “Dubstep to Trap to folk to indie to metal to gangsta rap… I’m down with pretty much anything but country… and even sometimes country, but there needs to be alcohol involved, and plenty of it.”

Favorite TV Shows: I’m one of those irritating people who don’t and won’t have television. I watch Game of Thrones on HBO and Always Sunny and The League on Netflix… BRITISH TOP GEAR ALWAYS.”

Favorite Meal: “That I’m capable of making myself: 2 over-easy eggs, pickled beets, avocado & spinach. That I cannot make myself: Indian food, pretty much anything Indian. Naan & curry all day. Some kinda IPA with it. Or fish tacos with a Corona! :D”

Favorite Breakfast Cereal: “If I’m being healthy: oatmeal with dates & bananas. If I’m being honest: Lucky Charms… :-/”

Favorite Pre-Race Meal: “I don’t really like to eat before races. I usually force down a banana and maybe some PROBAR. And Redbulls!!!! Pre-race listening to dubstep LOUD and SMASHING REDBULLS. On your forehead if you really wanna get metal.”

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: “Gonna go with black raspberry.”

Childhood Dream: “I wanted to be Indiana Jones. I still kinda do. Sometimes I play the music in my head while I’m doing things.”

First Car: “1991 Chevy Cavalier….teal and 90’s AF.”

First Job: “I did web design and coding for a family friend’s company when I was like 15 or 16. I was a counter-culture wanna-be hacker before the internet was a thing.”

Favorite Vacation Spot: “I’m still trying to find it. Lots of work so far, not a lot of vacation.”

Pre-Race Feeling: “Either bizarrely calm or about to **** myself. There is no in between.”

Early Racing Memory: “I remember being too timid to pass anyone, the minute I ran into whoever was in front of me, I’d just kind of sit behind them feeling awkward…”

Funny Racing Memory: “Cat 3: got the hole shot at Windham in my second race ever, I was SO excited… and then, since I didn’t know how to actually ride a mountain bike yet, the moment we went into the singletrack I just kind of fell over on the first root and got passed by the entire field.”

Greatest Racing Moment: “I haven’t had it yet, it’s coming…”

Most Painful Moment In Life: “I’ve had a few. I’d rather talk about the happy ones. Dwelling is for sissies.”

Worst Injury from Racing: “Oh man. I launched face first into a tree. Black eye, scratched up face. Body bruised all over. Got a lot of looks for a lot of days after. Fight Club.”

Closest Racing Friends: “There are no friends in bike racing. LOL. There are friends before and friends after…”

Funniest Racer: “Ken Lundgren is pretty funny. Tori Nelson, Stacey Barbossa, and I usually have some good laughs as well!”

Favorite Race: “Belleayre Mountain is always my favorite race. It has everything I like.”

Embarrassing Racing Memory: “The entire 2015 Windham race was pretty embarrassing. Trying to erase it from my memory… Windham is my unicorn, every year. Next time, Windham.”

Toughest Competitors: “I dunno. They all seem tough. If the competition is easy, you’re either cheating or sand-bagging. So stop that immediately.”

Favorite Athletes to Watch: “Canelo Alvarez, Cam Janssen (dude fights errbody!), Curry, Lebron, Wade, Durant… you know…. Also anyone doing slopestyle, bmx or DH, I’m obsessed!”

Qualities You Most Admire in People: “DEPTH.”

What You Love Most About Riding Your Bicycle: “The massive quantities of feel good chemicals that flood my brain. It’s all just chemistry bruh.”