Essence Barton

Sponsors: Rabobank, Marin, WTB, Analog Forest, KMC, E-thirteen

How long you have been with WTB: This is my first year. 

Age: 23

Discipline: Enduro

Hometown: Thousand Oaks, California

Favorite place to ride: Any place I'm allowed to!

Fun fact: I am a professional Dancer and Choreographer

How WTB contributes to your success? WTB has high quality products that allow me to race to my best ability in the most comfortable way.

How you got started out competing? My dad first took off my training wheels at 2 and a half and the rest is history. 

First experience with a bike: Sometimes I like to tell people I rode home from the hospital on my dad's trailer bike. But in all honesty I started on the back of my dad's bike in one of those cocoon baby bike attachment seats. I rode in the back of that bike carrier with my Barney helmet with out a care in the world. 

Who do you look up to? I look up to Mandy Moore (the choreographer/dancer, not the singer) because she is someone who personally trained me and taught me how to be passionate, not just for dance, but for every activity I pursued. Her passion helped to ignite a passion inside of me for all the sports that I did and to do them with all my heart. 

Other activities(off the bike): y Dance, dance, and more dance. Running. Surfing. Snowboarding. Kajobe. Anything that keeps me moving. 

Beverage of Choice: Arizona Iced tea. Specifically the green tea.

Place you have always wanted to ride: Europe or New Zealand

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