Queen Ann: The Barabara Howe diary

Guys - ever want to know what really happens when two women get together and talk? Barbara Howe gives us an inside look in this week's diary...

The newest addition to the Velo Bella Elite cyclocross team is Ann Fitzsimmons. She currently resides in Morgan Hill, California with her husband Mark. Best known for her downhill exploits, she's making a name for herself as 'cross racer. I had the pleasure of interviewing Ann Sunday evening after her second win of the season.

Barbarella: Ok, so let's get through the normal stuff first then onto the fun questions. How long have you been racing bikes?

Ann Fitzsimmons: (long pause). Mmmm... I did my first cross-country race in '98 .

BH: And when did you start racing downhill?

AF:I started in 2003, it was thrilling and I love gravity.

BH: How about the clothing, were you attracted to the non-lycra downhill look?

AF: Actually I don't like downhill clothing at all, I find all the armor and full-face helmet restrictive.

BH: Like a medieval knight?

AF: More like a football player.

Read the entire Barbara Howe diary here.

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