Sofia Hamilton

A high school student from San Anselmo, CA Sofia Hamilton has loved biking since her first set of wheels - a pink tricycle with streamers on the handlebars, at age 1 and a half. She started racing in the NorCal High School League her freshman year, and after becoming the Sophomore Girls State Champion the next year decided to quit swimming and water polo and join the newly formed Whole Athlete girls team and focus on biking, now racing Cat 1 girls 15-18. After getting two new beautiful Specialized bikes, Sofia has been off to a great start of the race season, including winning the Fontana ProXCT and taking second at the Sea Otter Classic. Her short-term goals include the 2010 US National Championships, Windham World Cup Finals and Junior World Championships

Well, it's been a little while

December 13, 2010

Well, it's been a little while since my last update. Things have been pretty mellow since it's the off-season, but by now base-training has started up. Senior year has been pretty busy with college applications, but by now it's mellowed out and I just have to wait to hear from all the schools. Our high school team biking season is just beginning to start up, we started the year with our annual Tamarancho 1000 fundraiser on the morning of Halloween, where we try to do a combined total of 1000 laps of Tamarancho between all the riders who participate. Since it was on Halloween we all dressed up, of course. I was Batman!

On thanksgiving I rode the annual, epic Turkey Day Ride, along with the rest of Whole Athlete. All my teammates who graduated last year were back from school, and I got to hear about the riding at all their schools - which will be a big factor in my decision-making when I pick a school! The ride itself was awesome and after a crazy three and a half hours of mud I was ready for my turkey!

Luckily the rain hasn't been to intense yet this winter, but to avoid the mud the Whole Athlete girls team has been hitting the road. This past weekend we rode out in Inverness, past many fields of cows, out to a lighthouse on the point. It was so foggy we couldn't see anything, but we still had a great time.

Looking forward to many more epic rides through the winter!

Sofia

Stats for Sofia Hamilton are coming soon.