Fan Club: Jasmin Glaesser
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Fan Club: Jasmin Glaesser

We've heard about Jasmin Glaesser because she's Jasmin Glaesser for Christ's sake, born in Germany, Canadian citizen, bronze medalist at the 2012 Olympics. But who is she really? No clue, let's find out together.

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As many of you know, Fan Clubs are, at their core, interviews with people we like and respect and are for whatever reason(s) are drawn to. They are, in effect, a celebration of that person, our relationship with that person and oh yeah, a way for all of us to better understand that person and their relationship with professional cycling. However, because we’re mostly talking to people we already know, it can be a bit of closed loop. In an effort to balance that out, we’re now doing Fan Clubs with people we’ve only met in passing, or come highly recommended, or have heard about, etc. We’ve heard about Jasmin Glaesser because she’s Jasmin Glaesser for Christ’s sake, born in Germany, Canadian citizen, bronze medalist at the 2012 Olympics. But who is she really? No clue, let’s find out together.

IITwenty & No Questions™ with Jasmin Glaesser
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Number 01SHOW QUESTION
What’s the most annoying joke or reference you can make to a Canadian?

 

“Did you ride here from Canada?”

 

Number 02SHOW QUESTION
What’s the most annoying joke or reference you can make to a German?

 

Asking anything about my lederhosen.

 

Number 03SHOW QUESTION
What’s the most annoying thing you can ask a vegan?

 

“Where do you get your protein?”

 

Number 04SHOW QUESTION
Settle this once and for all. Best vegan brunch in Vancouver: Wallflower or Graze? (Hopefully this is not the most annoying thing one can ask a vegan from Vancouver.)

 

My favorite brunch is homemade and delivered to me in bed. 🙂

 

Number 05SHOW QUESTION
Confirm or deny: the Lululemon Lab on W. Broadway and Cambie is overhyped.

 

If you’re comfortable wearing yoga clothes that look like they came straight off the runway then this is the place for you.

 

Number 06SHOW QUESTION
Where do you fall on the debate between the BMW F800 and the R1200GS?

 

My dad has let me take out his F800 but I think I would personally opt for the sleeker-looking R1200GS, though the extra weight might be a challenge for me!

 

Number 07SHOW QUESTION
Favorite field of study within mathematics?

 

Theoretical mathematics.

 

Number 08SHOW QUESTION
Who’s your favorite Fields Medal winner?

 

Maryam Mirzakhani (the first female recipient).

 

Number 09SHOW QUESTION
Oatmeal should always be eaten with:

 

A healthy dose of almond butter and maple syrup.

 

Number 10SHOW QUESTION
Cascadia is a hypothetical/proposed country made up mostly of Oregon, Washington and British Columbia (with parts of Idaho and Northern California), motivated in great part by a shared regional identity. Do you feel a shared regional identity when traveling within this region?

 

The Pacific Northwest is beautiful but I only identify with everything North of the border 🙂

Number 11SHOW QUESTION
How does a German father who is a college professor react to having a daughter who wants to race bicycles instead of further pursuing her studies in computer science? Does said German dad keep dropping hints about his hope that you will one day give up this silly dream and continue your studies?

 

Academics are very important to both my parents but they have seen the dedication and commitment that it takes to be a professional cyclist and have come to support my athletic goals.

 

Number 12SHOW QUESTION
When you see hip urban youths riding track bikes in the city, and doing pseudo track stands at stop-lights do you think to yourself, “Aww, how cute”?

 

I’m a big advocate of practicing personal safety and good etiquette while riding in traffic. As long as everyone is stopping at stop-lights I’m not too bothered if they’re showboating their bike skills.

 

Number 13SHOW QUESTION
Funniest/weirdest thing you’ve ever heard riders talk about during a race (feel free to omit names).

 

No one used to know that I speak German so I would occasionally overhear German riders loudly discussing race tactics, not knowing someone could understand them.

 

Number 14SHOW QUESTION
Superstitions?

 

I have a few lucky sports bras that I like to wear for important races but I’m not really that superstitious.

 

Number 15SHOW QUESTION
What’s the best move you’ve ever done in a bike race? Like, what is your proudest moment racing professionally?

 

I was really proud of winning the Pan Am Games road race on home soil in 2015 because it was a tremendous team effort.

 

Number 16SHOW QUESTION
What’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever done in a race?

 

I missed the start of one of my first European UCI races once, fortunately it was a slow neutral and I was able to chase after the peloton and get back on.

 

Number 17SHOW QUESTION
Who’s your favorite lady(ies) to talk to in the peleton? What do you talk about in there?

 

I’m not a big fan of fluffing around during races but sometimes its nice to check in with fellow Canadians on different teams, or ex-teammates.

 

Number 18SHOW QUESTION
Choose your favorite among the following people who you share a birthday with, and explain why: Jaden Smith, Kevin Bacon, Toby Keith, Beck.

 

I’m a big Beck fan but I didn’t know we shared birthdays!

 

Number 19SHOW QUESTION
These were the top 3 songs in the US on the day you were born: Kris Kross – “Jump”, Sir Mix a Lot – “Baby Got Back”, Mariah Carey – “I’ll Be There”. Please listen to as much or as little of them as you can, and tell us your thoughts about each one.

 

“Baby Got Back” is a standout classic and I remember having to dance to “Jump” in middle school PE class.

 

Number 20SHOW QUESTION
Rate-The-Glaesser: Glaeser’s continuity theorem, Edward Glaeser, Glazer’s Camera, Richard Glaesser, Glaser Enterprises, Perito Moreno glacier.

 

  • Glaeser’s continuity theorem11https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glaeser%27s_continuity_theorem: ★★★☆☆, sadly this reminds me how long it’s been since I took a math class.
  • Edward Glaeser22Economist and Harvard professor.: ★★☆☆☆, not interested in economics.
  • Glazer’s Camera33Photo supply store in Seattle, WA.: ★★★☆☆, lived in Seattle for a year.
  • Richard Glaesser44Maker of nutcrackers, incense burners and cuckoo clocks.: ★★★☆☆, German quality!
  • Glaser Enterprises55Supplier and installer of quality doors and windows in Fresno, CA.: ★★★★☆, I love California!
  • Perito Moreno6619-mile glacier in Argentina.: ★★★★★, that’s a big glacier.

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IIIFun Facts with Jasmin Glaesser!
  1. FAVORITE FOOD: My fiancé’s guacamole, with chips of course/.
  2. FAVORITE COLOR: Green.
  3. FAVORITE BAND: Adele, Florence & the Machine.
  4. FAVORITE MOVIE/VIDEO GAME: The Great Gatsby, Love Actually, Bridesmaids.
  5. PRE-RACE SUPERSTITION: Chocolate cherry caffeine gel.
  6. IF YOU WEREN’T A CYCLIST, WHAT WOULD YOU BE? Yoga instructor.
  7. WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU’RE BORED? Bake, cook, rock climb.
  8. FAMILY: Two brothers.
  9. GUILTY PLEASURE(S): Lazy mornings and extra coffee.
  10. FAVORITE POWER RANGER: Pink!
  11. PRIZED POSSESSION: Vitamix.
  12. WHAT’S MOST SURPRISING ABOUT YOU?: I’ve been vegetarian/vegan since I was 14.
  13. IF YOU WERE A SUPERHERO, WHAT WOULD YOUR POWER BE? Flying, of course!
  14. CELEBRITY CRUSH: Pro rock climbers, they’re badass!
  15. CELEBRITY ROLE MODEL: Vegan chefs/bloggsers and yoga teachers, they’re inspiring!
  16. WORST FEAR(S): Awkward silences.
  17. BAD HABITS: Procrastination
  18. TICKLISH?: Oh yes.
  19. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SMOOTHIE!!!??? SAcai bowls!
  20. HIDDEN TALENTS: Making pie crusts and being a kombucha sommelier.
  21. FANMAIL ADDRESS: Cycling Canada, 203-2197 Riverside Dr, Ottawa, ON K1H7X3, Canada
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