Cycling has been part of my life since I was a child. Like many, when the time came to get my drivers license, my form of transportation changed from my bike to my car. Still, I continued to ride, though not as many miles! Then in 2017 I had the opportunity and honor to ride my bike (basic as it was) across the country in memory of my brother. Totally life changing! My child like passion for cycling was renewed as was my faith in the human race!
Today, I’m “retired”, last week I sold my truck, and I’m now car-free and using my bike for 100% of my transportation .
Cycling has a way of bringing out the best in us and in others! People that I met on my cross country ride, strangers curious about why I was riding across the country, offering to let me stay in their home, buying me meals, engaging conversations with them and their children.
My ride across the country was “solo” but I never felt alone. Today, I’m cycling in my community every day, and am meeting incredible people I would never meet sitting in traffic in my “former truck”.
Riding a bike, regardless how far or what the ultimate destination is an adventure!
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