Greeting Eva, thank you for your time for Rouvy interview!
What is your home country and town where you spent your childhood?
I come from Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic. I have lived there most of my life.
Please, could you describe your story of getting acquainted with cycling and your first bike?
I've been riding a bike since my childhood. It's something you just need to learn like writing, reading or swimming. I remember riding my granddad's bicycle and not being tall enough to use the saddle. When I was 14 years old, I bought myself a mountain bike (after saving some money from a summer holiday job). But, I wasn't really cycling so much until recently. When our second son was born, my husband bought me my first road bike, and my dream came true.
Where are you based at the moment?
I live with my family about 30 km from Brno, where both of us (my husband and I) are working.
What are you doing outside of the training room (workplace)?
After parental leave, I return to work part-time at IBM GSDC Czech Republic in Brno.
How does look your "PainCave"(bikes, trainers, accessories)?
We situated our "PainCave" in the room next door, where my mum used to live. It happened that we had 2 trainers, so both of us can have our bikes fixed to it. At first my husband had to always change the bikes whenever I wanted to train indoors. But now, having my own trainer, I can get on my bike more often :-). At the moment, we're using our old Notebook, but it would be nice to have a big screen there as well. Maybe one day...In the summer, we had to start using a big fan. It was unbearable without that.
At the moment, I have 4 bikes: 2 road bikes - one of them is fixed to the trainer, so I can go training whenever I find the free time. Then, I have a gravel bike I use when I feel sick of traffic on the road. But, from time to time, I tend to forget it's not an MTB. And the last one is my old cross bike, which I use when going for a short ride with the kids.