Rider Profile – Andrea Brasher

Name – Andrea Brasher

Profession – Teacher

Uphill or Downhill? Uphill for sure … except for the rock with my chin imprint at the top of trail 2.

Most epic day on a bike? Riding Derby…the epic part was getting the 5 kids, 7 bikes and the camper trailer there! The riding was the easy part.

I’m currently riding … Paula Ewing’s old Giant Anthem (finally getting to claim it as my own after sharing it with the 2 oldest kids … for a short while until Sammy outgrows her bike)

Favourite trails (other than Castlemaine) – I enjoyed not having to ride over rocks at Forrest and loved ‘Flowtown’ at Falls Creek

If I wasn’t mountain biking I’d be … running (and a lot richer).

One day I’ll ride … I’m open to riding anywhere, Canada sounds like a good start.

When I head out for a ride I never leave without … a kid or two.

My race highlight? Not much racing to date though managed to pull off a win at the winter series last year in the E (Elite!) category.

What is in your backpack? It’s embarrassingly basic – water, phone and occasionally lollies. Been meaning to make improvements on this as a couple of band-aids would have been helpful the other day!