Desiree Ficker

Hometown- Potomac, MD

Present Town- Austin, TX

Training Camp Town- Boulder, CO

Birthday- 12/9/1976

Nicknames- Dez, Flicker, Bibby

Family- mom, (Ma Ficker) dad- Robin Ficker, brothers-Robby and Flynn,

Pups- Atticus and Pandora

Favorite Foods- sushi, grapefruit, and kambucha

Favorite Movies-Anything Wes Anderson, Black Beauty, Its a Beautiful Life, Amelie

Favorite Books- Power of One, Life of Pi, 100 Years of Solitude

Favorite Bike- Specialized Transition in black and blue

Favorite Run- Switzerland Trail, Boulder CO

Favorite Ride- St Vrain Canyon into Estes Park, Boulder CO

Favorite Color- light blue

Favorite Smell- laundry (that's clean)

Hobbies- baking, creating my own gluten free recipes, cooking, traveling, reading, hanging with family and friends, taking my dogs to swim, watching tennis, flower gazing and planting

My first impression of the Specialized offices

March 18, 2009

My first impression of the Specialized offices was through the rain soaked wind shield of my rental PT cruiser. I was amazed by the grandiosity of the place. I walked in and was greeted by the site of the most creative and innovative Specialized bikes, interspersed with a few very "famous" bikes belonging to riders such as Cippolini and Ned Overend. I was given a tour of the building and was happy to see that dogs were allowed to hang out with their respective owners as they worked! I witnessed all sorts of future projects, projects of the past and felt a great energy buzz as I walked the halls. My bike was waiting for me in the fit room and I was given the royal fitting treatment. My parts were measured, bike parts were adjusted accordingly and all along I was treated like a princess. By the end of the day I was perfectly fitted onto my new gorgeous Ruby road bike and Transition TT bike...I even got a blue aero helmet to match. Wohoo! I then had a delicious Italian dinner with Nic, Bobby(who was recovering from his long flight from South Africa) and Jay the photographer who had been documenting the whole scene. The day was a blast and I am now training on my newSpecialized machines....they ride the roads as if they were made with butta. Yes!

Stats for Desiree Ficker are coming soon.