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Why I Ride

Most of you reading this already know I have joined Team in Training again. This will be my third endurance event. The first was running, the second cycling. This time it will be cycling again. People don’t really ask me why I participate with TNT because they know of my personal connection to the cause, but I do get “Why?” from people when they find out I am going to ride my bike 100 miles. Questions such as, “Why would you want to do that?” or “In one day?” or “Can you get out of bed the day after?”

So, here is a list of reasons why I ride my bike:

I ride to feel the wind in my face.
I ride to feel the sun on my back.
I ride because I like to sweat.
I ride because I like to be challenged.
I ride to prove something to myself.
I ride because I like to climb hills.
I ride because I like to go fast.
I ride because I’m happy.
I ride because I’m angry.
I ride because I’m depressed.
I ride for therapy.
I ride instead of prozac.
I ride to clear my head.
I ride to be alone.
I ride because I’m lonely.
I ride to feel connected.
I ride for fun.
I ride to stay healthy.
I ride so I can eat cupcakes.
I ride so I can eat pasta.
I ride for that cold beer after.
I ride because I like to wave at other cyclists.
I ride because I like the sound of my cleats clipping into my pedals.
I ride because it takes me outside.
I ride to see the trees.
I ride to see the cows and sheep.
I ride because it hurts.
I ride because it brings me joy.
I ride because there is nothing stopping me.
I ride because I’m a badass.
I ride to cure cancer.
I ride because I can.
I ride for those that can’t.

Here is the link to my fundraising page. Any amount would be greatly appreciated.


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