ONE MONTH. ONE GOAL. FIGHT KIDS’ CANCER. Five years ago when I started getting more serious in cycling, I wanted to find something to challenge myself. After a little research I came across the Great Cycle Challenge. The GCC is a unique fundraiser for the Children’s Cancer Research Fund. Unlike other rides, you set your own distance goal which you then ride towards throughout the month of September. The first year I decided to set a goal of 20 miles and this year I am signed up to riding 150 miles. It doesn’t matter what type of bike you ride,… Read More
This past Saturday I participated in my first timed and ranked “Bike Race”. It was the 2022 Frankenmuth Fondo and I did the 25k route. In the weeks leading up to the event I was really struggling and there was a couple of times I almost backed out. The Thursday prior to the race I did an out-and-back locally and was completely drained about 3/4 of the way through. My lung capacity is still hindered, which I believe is due to the aftermath of COVID. Saturday morning we headed to the race. At this point I was full of nerves… Read More
If you would have asked me a month ago if I’d be doing a 5k anytime soon, I would have called you crazy. This morning I woke up and knew I had to walk/run 3.1 miles throughout the day, but when I got out and started, I kept going, and finished the entire thing in less than an hour! It felt incredible and I am celebrating this as a significant milestone. Never underestimate your abilities and celebrate every win!
New Bike Day!One of the greatest feelings in the cycling world is walking out of the door of your local bike shop with a new bike! But what if you don’t fit the look of a cyclist as you walk through the door? Your local bike shop should be a place you trust and feel comfortable, after all, you are going to likely be spending a good amount of cash with them. Sadly as I sought out to find my first “real bike” the first couple of shops I visited didn’t get my business, despite having the bike I wanted… Read More