Monika Kornhauser

Learned to bike at age 3 (I hope tricycles count too). I was on 2 wheels at age 6.
Traveled several weeks on bike through Slovakia in 90’s with my dad, I was a teenager that time – like 14 or 15 years old. We loved weekend bike tours that were 50-100km long. They were road or mixed (road/forest road/ very few singletrak)
FYI – No one did biking “for fun” in Czechoslovakia that time, LOL.
We have completed two bike tours both about a week long cca 600km each. We were total bike outlaws :-)
Got my first mountain bike around 1990 – wow that sounds ancient. I still have it. It’s rigid, made of steel, real treasure..
I started racing in US season 2010 when Vashek Vancura introduced me to the legal drug called single track!
I have attended several beginner races in 2010 including the sprint series “The cranky monkey” and Wednesdays at Wakefield. of course with No wins or podiums..

In 2011:
“Cranky Monkey Series” Raced beginners category
— 2nd at Race#1 Wakefield
— 8th at Race#2 Schaeffer
— 4th at Race#3 Fountainhead
=2nd place overall The Cranky Monkey 2011.
— 3rd place at UCI Greenbriar challenge in beginner cat 2011.

In 2012:
Was unable to race in 2012 due to a back injury but rode MoCo Epic 25 miler.

In 2013:
— 12th place at The Leesburg Bakers Dozen in 3 person Co-Ed category
— 1st place at EX2 “Venture Quest AR” sport category
— raced one race of Wednesday at Wakefield
— did The 2013 bike to work day
— 8th place at Buff Betty 2013 AR duo female
— raced AR “Adrenaline Rush”

In 2014:
— Raced AR “The Chill 2014″
— 1st place at US ultralong orienteering championship.
— 6th place at 9 Hr cranky monkey in 3 person Co-Ed
— rode Patapsco Epic – bailed out early at mile 18 due to an injury
— 3rd place at Buff Betty 2014 AR solo (got lost big time)
— Raced AR “break the habbit 2014″

–1 st place at “The Chill 2015 AR” duo female category

to race my first Cross race a perhaps my first 100 miler.

I love the flow.

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