JAMIS / Vittoria Factory Racing, USA
HOMEBASE: Taos, NM
Syd Schulz is a professional enduro mountain bike racer and lifestyle athlete. She travels around the world and the US to race and ride the best trails possible. She joined Jamis Factory Race Team in 2016.
YEARS ON STAGES: 2
WHY SHE USES STAGES: “I’ve always had power, but finally I’m really able to maximize my power. My coach can look at my Stages Power data and tell me, ‘This is a good workout, this is a bad workout.’ Plus when you’re just basing your workouts on heart rate and effort, you don’t really know your fatigue level. Using the Power Data I can see exactly where I am in a training block.
OFF-SEASON ACTIVITY: Snowshoeing
PRE-RACE RITUALS: To have none. Enduro is waaay to unpredictable.
PERSONAL MOTTO: Be uncomfortable.
GREATEST OBSTACLE: My greatest obstacle is probably my mind. And my greatest fear is never finding out what I’m capable of.
GOALS: Some top-5 results at national US races.
BEST TRAINING FEELING: Feeling totally exhausted and eating a lot. And getting faster, obviously.
WORST TRAINING MOMENTS: The workouts where you absolutely can’t hit your numbers for some reason or another. Those days suck.
#1 TRAINING SONG: Right now it’s probably Rihanna’s Work. It’s the perfect workout song.
THE FOOD YOU COULD EAT EXCLUSIVELY FOREVER: Some sort of pasta with lots of veggies.
LET US IN ON A SECRET: In general I’m pretty transparent. But I have no feeling on the left side of my chin due to a botched