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Liz in one of the new members we’re excited to have on Team Lost Coast Brewery for 2016. Here’s an introduction with a little bit about her.

Name: Elizabeth Gruber (Liz)

Racing Age: 26

Hometown: Redding, CA

Current town: Colorado Springs, CO

Years Riding: 10

Racing discipline: XC mountain bike

What bikes do you ride? Looking to race the Marin Team CXR 27.5 this season

How long have you been with Team Lost Coast Brewery? First Year!

What got you into this bike-riding thing? I have always had a love for endurance sports, exploring the mountains, and a competitive drive to become stronger and faster. When I switched over to the MTB from endurance running, I fell in love with the technical skill that comes with mountain biking. When you nail a section of trail that you’ve never made before- such a great feeling!

What are you passionate about personally? I am passionate about the kids and families I take care of as a nurse in the Pediatric ICU. It is an amazing privilege to be there for the families through that incredibly hard time. I also love coaching kids and have been a cross country and mountain bike coach.

What do you really enjoy? Going on epic mountain bike adventures with my closest friends. Two recent awesome adventures include riding all over Fruita and Moab! I also love playing games like Pictionary and Cards Against Humanity with my big, fun-loving family.

What can’t you stop talking about? My new espresso maker that I got for $10 on a Black Friday sale- $10! Dude, it’s so legit.

Any cycling or life achievements you are particularly proud of? I placed 2nd overall amateur at the off-road triathlon XTERRA World Championship last year. I was also one of the only four new graduate nurses in the state of Colorado to be offered a Pediatric ICU position for 2015.

What would be impossible for you to give up? Riding my bike- a no brainer! Oh and power-naps.

How do you want to be remembered? As someone who made big goals, persevered through the thick and thin, and came out as a stronger, more compassionate person.