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.
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.
II Twenty & No Questions™ with Jasmin Glaesser
“Did you ride here from Canada?”
Asking anything about my lederhosen.
“Where do you get your protein?”
My favorite brunch is homemade and delivered to me in bed. 🙂
If you’re comfortable wearing yoga clothes that look like they came straight off the runway then this is the place for you.
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!
Maryam Mirzakhani (the first female recipient).
A healthy dose of almond butter and maple syrup.
The Pacific Northwest is beautiful but I only identify with everything North of the border 🙂
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.
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.
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.
I have a few lucky sports bras that I like to wear for important races but I’m not really that superstitious.
I was really proud of winning the Pan Am Games road race on home soil in 2015 because it was a tremendous team effort.
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.
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.
I’m a big Beck fan but I didn’t know we shared birthdays!
“Baby Got Back” is a standout classic and I remember having to dance to “Jump” in middle school PE class.
- 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.