Nicole grew up on a farm in Axtell, UT, loving all sports, the outdoors, and trying to beat the boys. Mountain biking fell upon her when she married her husband, Zeppelin, in 2010. She competed in her first race in the cross country category in 2011 as a beginner woman to find out what it was her husband loved so much about this sport. She crossed the finish line with jello legs, a dust covered face, and also a new passion in life! Her passion grew greater and greater after each race, until she eventually found herself crossing the finish line at Marathon National Championships in 2014 as the Women’s 19-29 National Champion. This earned her a pro card for the following year and she has raced in the Elite Women’s category since 2015. As it was Nicole’s husband who bought her her first mountain bike, and prepared her for her first ride, first race, and first nationals, he shifted into becoming her coach, mechanic and riding partner. They travel to races as what is know as privateer’s (not with a factory team) this fortuitously led them to becoming known as Team Tittensor. Family is a mainstay in Nicole’s life, and with that close friends and family have evolved into a major aspect of her success as well. For Nicole, this is all a part of the meaning behind Team Tittensor.
“Cross country mountain bike racing is one of the hardest things you will ever do, but when you finish, you are filled with…life.” This is the first pieces of advice my husband, Zeppelin, gave me when I started racing. Since then, I have been handed more than I deserve from him. Before I decided to try a race out, I was the support for Zeppelin at mountain bike races. We created so many amazing memories and traveled all over the states as he would compete in big endurance events. That all changed after I...read more