Where the ladies at? We followed our athletes in different sports to show the diversity of women out there who inspire us every day through their own interpretation of our NO SHORTCUTS way of life.
The concept of NO SHORTCUTS, as an approach to giving it your all, can be applied to any manner of things. It can be taking time for your friends and sharing some good mountain bike rides with them. It can be finding your balance on your road bike, inside yourself or within a team. It’s daring to step out of your comfort zone and running to the top of a mountain. It’s getting out on your skis regardless the weather conditions to just do what you love. It’s living with authenticity and doing things for the right reasons. This series is about you and me… It’s about passionate women who are out there doing what they believe in, whether there’s someone watching or not.
Karen comes from Germany, is a mother of two and has been living from mountain biking for almost 30 years. Lorraine is a former Canadian DH champion. She loves exploring remote places and sending it sideways on big jumps. Monet is the youngest of the group. She lives in the UK and splits her time between riding bikes and working as a freelance graphic designer. All three love mountain biking. When they are on their bike, it doesn’t matter where they’re from or what their background is. The only thing that matters is that they’re sharing good times on mountain bikes, and creating memories that will last a lifetime.
“That’s one of the best things about riding with Karen and Lorraine. I can learn so much from them, on every new ride. They’ve been doing it for such a long time and they’re both still having so much fun, they’re both still shredding.” – Monet Rose Adams