Kate Powlison, Age 27 - Boulder, Colorado
It only took a casual mention of the Rêve project to put Heidi in motion. True to her surname, Swift wasted no time convincing Brad and Tim at peloton magazine that riding 3,500 kms in July was an adventure none of them could pass up. Admittedly it was only later that the full implications of that gut-level decision hit home.
Writer, photographer, road racer and cross fanatic, Heidi has a gift for capturing the inner dialogue that is unique to cycling, and yet her stories come alive with a rich detail that makes people and places real. On the bike Swift is tenacious, and that quality more than any other will make the difference in the team getting to Paris. You can follow Heidi's online diary every Tuesday at pelotonmagazine.com.