What’s Going on in The Off-Season with Judy Freeman

  • By Judy Freeman
  • Published Dec. 1, 2011
  • Updated Nov. 5, 2013 at 4:12 PM EDT

Editor’s Note: Judy Freeman was accepted as a discretionary nominee to the 2012 Olympic long team Thursday morning
Contrary to my summer race-focused routine of ride, eat, nap, eat, manicure, massage and fanned grape-eating, November has been more run-around with a sprinkle variety. Here’s the highlights and heckling.

The Iceman climb. Photo: Caleb Wendel of The Bike Shop in Houghton, Michigan


Race Rig. Photo: Judy Freeman

The month started out with the Iceman Cometh race in Michigan. With sights on the $5,000 grand prize, we hopped up my size small Felt 26″ wheel hardtail to high-performance penny-farthing status. I had my friend throw on a rigid fork, a 29″ front wheel and a larger 44/32 front ring set up for me – because I’m pro and that’s how I roll. And truth be told, if I had done it myself, I’d likely have found myself course-side swinging around poorly tightened-downed bike parts like a chimp as the race carried on without me.

Big rings: Photo: Judy Freeman

And as planned…I rolled in first…give or take four spots. It wasn’t the mother lode but a respectable fifth place that sent me happily home $1,000 heavier in the pocket. Yaaah, buddy. This was good because …

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Judy Freeman

Judy Freeman

Judy Freeman is a pro mountain biker based in Boulder, Colorado. In 2011, she represented the U.S. at the world championships in Champery, Switzerland. Freeman rides with the Crankbrothers Race Club. Other sponsors include Ibis Bicycles, Lazer Helmets, Pactimo Apparel, Formula Brakes, Pearl Izumi Footwear, Oakley Eyewear, Ben Ollet Coaching, Lee Likes Bikes, Formula Brakes, Continental Tires, and American Classic Road and CX Wheels.

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