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My story is simple. I was the MOST unathletic person in the world!!! When it came to my ‘physical being’, I was uncomfortable in my own skin, and at times very anxious. I preferred to be a wallflower and to hide from any real adventure.
Shortly after I married my best friend, James, he bought me my first real road bike. I had no idea that I had just started not one, but two, life long relationships.
Less than six months later I found myself at the base of Alpe d’Huez, a mountain in the French Alps well known for its appearances in the Tour de France. Completely overwhelmed, and wondering how the hell I was going to make it to the summit where our hotel was, this would be an absolutely life changing day. It was also the start of a journey, which I am still on.
It has been a long journey… 13 years ago, I met my bike. Up to the point of this … Continue reading My Book
As I took the first pedal stroke, I looked up at the mountain before me. As I began to roll, … Continue reading The Essence of the Mountain Pouring Into My Soul
My secret identity is … yes … I am actually an IT geek. I know that my writing is all about my bike, my adventures, and my journey. But, before I started cycling and spending time in the mountains, I was a computer scientist. This is how I met Stacey. Stacey is the brilliant leader of the security team at one of the companies that I contracted for. She was one of my key stakeholders on multiple projects, and thus, I quickly got to know her as an IT professional. Always strategic, mindful, and very professional, she was one stakeholder that I definitely enjoyed working with.
During our time as work colleagues, I got a glimpse into the many sides of Stacey. The more I learned, the more I wanted to know. I quickly came to realize that Stacey is quite the endurance athlete. I barely had time to train for one sport. I didn’t know how she balanced a full time professional career, training for three sports, and a family!!! Yes, it did appear to me that Stacey was some sort of superwoman who did it all. Yet, when I asked her if she would have time for a coffee as I was wanting to learn more about how she kept her immune system strong, she didn’t hesitate to say yes.
I have been road cycling for 13 years now. It has been an incredible journey. My bike has literally changed my life.
Before I met my bike (my beloved Trek 2000), I was the most unathletic person ever!!! I wouldn’t have believed for a second that I was one day going to be riding a fast bike on highways and up to the tops of mountains. I was completely uncomfortable with my physical being, and afraid of adventure.
Right after I married my husband, James, he bought us road bikes. It had been a passion of his in his younger years, and he was keen to re-immerse himself. I really had absolutely no idea what I was getting into.
My feature series on those who have inspired me on my journey continues and stays strong. In my last post, I … Continue reading The Influence of Cycling – Jonathan Deguzman