Team Tittensor

About Nicole

Work Hard. Dream Big.

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. 

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US CUP Bonelli Park HC

An HC category races, which means huge international UCI and Olympic points are up for grabs. These are actually my favorite style of racing. It's supercros... read more

True Grit Epic

Team Tittensor's favorite seaon opener! It has all the desert riding and rock drops a girl could dream of! We are excited for another shot at The True Grit.... read more

Results Highlights

 


2 UCI ProXCT Podiums 

2017 Overall I-CUP Series Winner

2 Top Ten at National Championships

Top 25 in 2 HC category races

2014 Women’s 19-29 Marathon National Champ

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True Grit Recap:  Coach Zepp said “Today, your biggest rival will be Mother Nature.” Why is he always right!?!? We went to the start without having details on trail conditions. There is a wash at the beginning that I knew would be muddy, but had no idea the disaster waiting ahead. We hit the slimy deep mud and it caked our bikes from top to bottom filling every space possible. Eventually my chain ceased 3 times and the last time sucked my chain on the inside of my chain guide. Something I was told was impossible to get back out. I was furious and frustrated as a watched everyone ride away. I couldn’t even pluck the mud away and planned on quitting. I didn’t want to hike my bike out so I sat and tried to massage the chain back through little by little. I sprayed it with my rocket red water because it’s the only thing that I had. Eventually, I got it back on and couldn’t believe it. I planned on quitting still, but then @k.c.holley came by and told me to keep going. So I just started pedaling. The mud started to fall away and I realized I felt AMAZING! I started hammering and caught everyone except the leader by Zen. Zepp had hot soapy water and cleaned my whole drive train and pedals. It made the biggest difference! I crushed Zen and Stucki stronger than ever. I hit barrell roll knowing I wasn’t going to catch first but still was sitting strong in second. With about 5 miles left and only about 10 minutes of rocky single track I said “ just don’t flat!” I came around a slippery corner and tried to dodge a rock, but didn’t have proper speed and then boom! Rim hit, and the the dreaded sound of air slowly seeping out your tire. I was again devastated. I realized I blew my bead and that there was no way of sealing. So I sat down, to fix a flat. It took me forever, and after all that fight, I realized I had punctured the tube. So I started walking. I knew it would be about an hour walk to the finish, and I accepted my fate. Then, A guy came by and told me he wanted to help me. He changed my flat, gave me his tube and co2’s because mine were gone and told me he wanted to see me finish. So, I did. #workharddreambig #teamtittensor

True Grit Recap: Coach Zepp said “Today, your biggest rival will be Mother Nature.” Why is he always right!?!? We went to the start without having details on trail conditions. There is a wash at the beginning that I knew would be muddy, but had no idea the disaster waiting ahead. We hit the slimy deep mud and it caked our bikes from top to bottom filling every space possible. Eventually my chain ceased 3 times and the last time sucked my chain on the inside of my chain guide. Something I was told was impossible to get back out. I was furious and frustrated as a watched everyone ride away. I couldn’t even pluck the mud away and planned on quitting. I didn’t want to hike my bike out so I sat and tried to massage the chain back through little by little. I sprayed it with my rocket red water because it’s the only thing that I had. Eventually, I got it back on and couldn’t believe it. I planned on quitting still, but then @k.c.holley came by and told me to keep going. So I just started pedaling. The mud started to fall away and I realized I felt AMAZING! I started hammering and caught everyone except the leader by Zen. Zepp had hot soapy water and cleaned my whole drive train and pedals. It made the biggest difference! I crushed Zen and Stucki stronger than ever. I hit barrell roll knowing I wasn’t going to catch first but still was sitting strong in second. With about 5 miles left and only about 10 minutes of rocky single track I said “ just don’t flat!” I came around a slippery corner and tried to dodge a rock, but didn’t have proper speed and then boom! Rim hit, and the the dreaded sound of air slowly seeping out your tire. I was again devastated. I realized I blew my bead and that there was no way of sealing. So I sat down, to fix a flat. It took me forever, and after all that fight, I realized I had punctured the tube. So I started walking. I knew it would be about an hour walk to the finish, and I accepted my fate. Then, A guy came by and told me he wanted to help me. He changed my flat, gave me his tube and co2’s because mine were gone and told me he wanted to see me finish. So, I did. #workharddreambig #teamtittensor

I haven’t really known what to say on social media, but I know a lot of loved ones are wondering or don’t know about Zepp. A few hours after we got home from his surgery, he started complaining about extra pain in his neck. I took his neck brace off and he had a lump about the size of a golf ball in his neck. I started calling to find out what to do. At first it was thought to not be a huge problem and was maybe just some surgery swelling or a small hematoma. But It kept growing and got to be the size a baseball and he told me he was having a hard time breathing, I threw him in the car and rushed to the hospital. He was puking and gasping for air the whole way. When we arrived it had grown bigger than a softball and moved into his chest. It was a blood vessel that got cut from scar tissue from prior surgeries and a possible but rare complication after so many surgeries. The doctors swarmed him and were getting ready to cut the blood ball open right there, but they got him breathing and then rushed him into another surgery to clip the bleeding vessel. Everyone’s professional and quick reactions saved Zepp’s life. We get to go back home today and just have to keep a close eye on him. I’m so grateful for everyone who has loved and taken care of us. The fourth surgery is still a huge success and Team Tittensor is going full force into life and we can’t wait for summer! 💞💞💞

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