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Guest profile: Thoughts on racing and riding with Anita Dilles

Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on August 22nd, 2012 at 11:29 am

Portlander Anita Dilles.
(Photo: ANewBike.com)


[Note from the publisher: This profile was created by Andrew Ford and Glenn Landberg of ANewBike.com, an online documentary project that tells bicycle stories using photos and audio.]

After her strong showing at the Cycle Messenger World Championships earlier this month, we talked to Anita Dilles about her competitiveness and living in Portland. You can listen to our audio profile and see more photos below...

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For more profiles of people who ride bikes, visit ANewBike.com.

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  • Wayne Myer August 22, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Good gawd, that paint job is drop-dead sexy.

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    • Wayne Myer August 22, 2012 at 12:18 pm

      Lemond Poprad, right? Who painted your bike?

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      • Anita Dilles August 22, 2012 at 2:41 pm

        It is a Poprad. Thanks! I had it painted at Brooker Enterprises on SE 37th and Powell. Great paint job for a great price.

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        • spare_wheel August 22, 2012 at 4:16 pm

          mechanicals or hydraulics?

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          • Anita Dilles August 22, 2012 at 7:01 pm

            Mechanicals for now - The BB7s that it came with. Someday when I'm feeling rich I might get hydraulics :)

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    • A New Bike August 22, 2012 at 1:07 pm

      We thought the same thing. The details she's put together like the matching Chris King, water bottle fenders, front and back discs and carbon fork make the perfect city bike. We were jealous.

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  • Sunny August 22, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    I like this audio format. Make more.

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    • A New Bike August 22, 2012 at 1:07 pm

      Hey thanks. We hope to cross paths with Bike Portland again soon.

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    • Spiffy August 22, 2012 at 1:26 pm

      I don't like it because I'm at work and would like if they included the text of the audio...

      but the pictures are cool!

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      • A New Bike August 22, 2012 at 3:17 pm

        We think there are a lot of sites that specialize in text, so we're doing just the audio + photo route. Hope you can check out the audio later.

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        • spare_wheel August 23, 2012 at 8:57 am

          I loved this format. I hope you collaborate with bike portland again.

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  • Zaphod August 22, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    She has run deliveries for us and is truly a wonderful person.

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  • Nick August 22, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Love what the guys at anewbike.com are doing. Great work on finding them and having them share!

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  • dusty August 22, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Great interview, great pics. Hope to see more from them soon.

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  • Mike Cobb August 22, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Anita was also crowned Woman's Track Stand World Champion at the Chicago Cycle Messenger World Champs. I've never seen a woman pull off a no-hands track stand with such grace and confidence. And I've never seen a no-hands/one foot trackstand performed by a woman ever. Until Anita. She's has no respect for barriers: physical or mental.

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    • A New Bike August 22, 2012 at 3:13 pm

      Agreed, she is tough. During our interview an enormous spider showed up and she showed no signs of fear.

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  • Carla August 22, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Great interview. Keep em coming.

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  • Sunny August 22, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    I love pickles too!

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  • Peter August 23, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Left out the parts about how good she is on a mountain bike, and that she does medical support at races. Anita is awesome.

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