Little Interview: Victoria Duke

Little Interview: Victoria Duke

Us Little Wheels have been following Tori on Instagram for a while now. She's pretty damn awesome, so of course we wanted to know a little more about her... 

(Image by Jesse Carmody) 

Name - 
Victoria Duke


Age - 
22


How long have you been riding and racing for - 
I started riding two years ago. Just started racing last year. 

(Image by Rafael Hernandez)

Favourite bike -
My favorite bike I own is my Unknown Combat. It's my first track bike! 


Favourite ride - 
My favorite ride so far is to Clear Creek up Mt. Wilson. I haven't made it to the top yet but I plan to! 


Favourite food - 
PIZZA


Fixed or free wheel - 
Fixed for sure!


What made you start cycling? 
Well, I moved to Jacksonville and met a very handsome man with a very interesting hobby. He took me to an alleycat he was racing in and I fell in love! With cycling and his Smiling face, with heart-shaped eyes. After that I've been riding ever since. 


What is your weekly training plan like? 
I usually use my commute to train. 


What do you struggle with when training? 
More structure. I need to start planing more and training for more specific races. 


Who and what inspires and motivates you? 
What really inspired me to start racing was following the Wolfpack Hustle Series and watching the women's categories grow. My motivation now is my boo thang, Kirk ;) He's always giving me pointers and pushing me to go harder and further. 


What has been your hardest race to date? 
The Civic Center Crit 2 that Wolfpack put on this past year was one of the hardest races I've done. I've never pushed myself so hard and was so satisfied with my results!


What do you have planned next?
I moved back out to Florida temporarily, so I'd like to try some road racing while I'm here!

What advice can you give to riders who want to start racing? 
Everyone has to start somewhere! Keep riding and keep pushing yourself and I promise you will see results! I remember when I did my first 20 miles. Hardest thing I'd ever done at the time. Now I'm knocking out centuries and entering races!


What changes do we need to see within the cycling industry, in order to gain equality for women?
More women's podium prizes and categories!! Especially in the urban cycling world!

(Image by Kirk Tsonos www.forwardset.com)

(Image by Rafael Hernandez)

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