Rider Profile: Jessica Nankman
Meet one of our Grassroots riders, Jessica Nankman.
Hometown: Northampton, PA
Number of Years Racing:
4 years; I’ve only been mountain biking for 4 years, racing my first race after only a few months on the mountain bike.
Race Bike Setup: Lust Advanced 0
Riding Strength: Always smiling and having fun; I just love to be on my bike.
Favorite Race Course: Stoopid 50
Favorite Place to Ride: Tussey Mountain
What is your “Ride Life”?
Enjoying time on the bike with friends and family. A sunrise ride with Joël and Clifford. Group rides with friends. A casual ride with my mom. All these combine things I love and enjoy the most in my life.
What do you want to be if you grow up?
I’ve always wanted to be a veterinarian… and I am!
Any advice for young riders?
There will be good days and bad days on the bike. Take the bad days and learn what went wrong on those days to make yourself a better rider. Enjoy the good days and remember that mountain biking should be fun.
Best part about racing mountain bikes?
Meeting new people who love being in the woods and are crazy enough to spend their day racing bikes.
Favorite Food: Cake (I have a major sweet tooth)
Going for a bike ride on a Caribbean island… that was the first date my husband Joël and I went on so it must be a perfect date.
Big spoon or little spoon: Big spoon, takes too long to eat with a little spoon.
What was your first car?
Dodge Omni from sometime around the early 1980’s. I miss that car, it was little but invincible.
Super-trail dog extraordinaire Clifford and a fat cat named Sniper.