Also featured in Issue #26 | March – April 2015
Nickname: Tin Tin
Hometown: Nuwakot, Nepal
Years riding: 7 Years
Current bike: Scott
Favorite drinks: Coke
Music: Any music that makes me feel good.
FR MTB MAG: How did mountain biking come about for you?
Laxmi: Mountain biking came as a physical fitness activity in my life but soon I realized it helped me relaxing my mind at the same time.
FR MTB MAG: Riders that inspire you?
Laxmi: Ajay Pandit Chettri
FR MTB MAG: Your greatest achievement to date?
Laxmi: I was blinded by the sport of mountain biking sometime in Feb 2012. I got my own bike and there was no looking back. I never imagined before that I would be racing mountain bikes.
FR MTB MAG: Tell us more about your current bike and what makes it so special?
Laxmi: Currently I’m riding a Scott hardtail mountain bike. The geometry is perfect and its rolling is much better and faster because of 27.5 wheels.
FR MTB MAG: We have seen you racing regularly. Do you wish to race more often?
Laxmi: Yes! I will continue racing more.
FR MTB MAG: What are your favorite types of trails and riding zones in Nepal?
Laxmi: Any hilly region in Nepal ranging from 1400 to 2700m is my favorite and I enjoy uphills as climbing is my favorite part.
FR MTB MAG: If you could ride with your favorite rider anywhere in the world, where would you go and with whom?
Laxmi: It’s hard to decide a name however I would love to try riding technical trails in Switzerland.
FR MTB MAG: Plans for this season?
Laxmi: Currently I’m training for Himalayan Rush Duathlon, Yakru, Yak Attack and National mountain bike championship.
FR MTB MAG: Any shoutout to sponsors, individuals who supported you through your mountain bike journey so far?
Laxmi: I would like to thank my supporters Mizuho Rasila Fuzihara, Dharan Holloway Young Athlete Club, Chasethe Rainbow, Neil, Scott Bikes Nepal, and Yak Attack. They have helped me all the way.