Heidi Franz

Life is like topography, Hobbes. There are summits of happiness and success, flat stretches of boring routine and valleys of frustration and failure. (Bill Watterson)

Pro since
Climbing, Breakaways
Seattle, WA
Bainbridge Island, WA
What inspired you to ride?
My dad! He has accomplished more on a bicycle than anyone I know. Not with jerseys or results, but by simply getting back on a bike after life-changing injuries.
Racing obstacle you overcame?
Regaining confidence after several consecutive crashes, and learning to trust myself to come back smarter and a better bike-handler for it.
Favorite cheat meal?
Chocolate + anything I can put chocolate in.
Favorite healthy meal or snack?
Favorite snack would definitely be sauerkraut or kimchi. Also cranberry sauce. And rainbow carrots. Color is a theme here...
Tip for staying healthy?
Unplug from your phone or computer for at least a few hours a day and explore. Go on a walk, ride a new road, or try out a new trail. It’s good to refresh the routine every once in awhile.
What motivates you to ride?
The satisfaction of tackling a new obstacle is addictive! I’m a life-long learner and explorer, and right now there’s no better way for me to keep going than by doing it on two wheels.

Stories with Heidi

Into the Lion’s Den unfiltered
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Doebel-Hickok reigns supreme in Sea Otter road race
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White wins Sea Otter circuit race in podium lockout
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Team aims for the win at Sea Otter
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Franz empties tank for third overall at Joe Martin, White podiums finale
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Franz opens Joe Martin with second, takes QOM lead
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Koppenburg abandons Giro Donne 🇮🇹
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A sprint into Mortegliano with minds on Monte Matajur 🇮🇹
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Furious Donne circuit on shores of Lake Garda 🇮🇹
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Things we’ve learned at Giro Donne 🇮🇹