Guest profile: Thoughts on racing and riding with Anita Dilles

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

Wayne Myer
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Lemond Poprad, right? Who painted your bike?

Anita Dilles
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Anita Dilles

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

spare_wheel
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spare_wheel

mechanicals or hydraulics?

Anita Dilles
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Anita Dilles

Mechanicals for now – The BB7s that it came with. Someday when I’m feeling rich I might get hydraulics 🙂

A New Bike
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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.

Sunny
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Sunny

I like this audio format. Make more.

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

Spiffy
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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!

A New Bike
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A New Bike

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.

spare_wheel
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spare_wheel

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

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

Nick
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Nick

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

dusty
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dusty

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

Mike Cobb
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Mike Cobb

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.

A New Bike
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A New Bike

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

Carla
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Carla

Great interview. Keep em coming.

Sunny
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Sunny

I love pickles too!

Peter
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Peter

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