Anna Maria Wolf – Timbuk2 Future Shaper

By Pretty Damned Fast

Words & Video by Timbuk2

Cyclist, fashion consultant, women’s activist, and progressive bike shop owner, Anna Maria Wolf, gets real with Timbuk2 on what matters most.

WHAT WERE YOU INTO AS A KID?

I played dress up and built forts and read everything I cold get my hands on. My creative and maker instincts sort of overwhelmed everything else, and I got super lucky and was admitted to a high school in Miami for fashion.

HOW DID YOU GET INTO CYCLING?

I quit smoking after 18 years. Getting active was a real challenge. I bought a bike and hoped I might enjoy it on weekends, just around my neighborhood in Brooklyn. I got hooked right away; the freedom and sheer joy I felt was exhilarating. Within a few weeks I was commuting to work and eight months later I sold that first bike, hired a coach, and set out to train for my first road race.

YOU HAVE SEVERAL JOBS. WHY MORE THAN ONE AND HOW DO THEY FIT TOGETHER?

My jobs each reward and challenge different parts of my personality. It’s humbling to keep learning and growing. But the simple answer is I do most of my …read more

Via:: Pretty Damned Fast