"I feel very independent and self-sufficient when I rely on my bike to get where I need to go. It saves me the money and hassle of owning a car, and it gives me a great excuse to move my body daily."
Cyclists were white and lean and I felt very disconnected from them. I felt disconnected from everyone who made exercise a part of their daily lives: I felt like they had gotten a memo twenty years ago that gave them the leg up on how to do this, and that their struggles were humblebrags, their successes merely perfunctory acknowledgments of the package of abilities they'd already been bequeathed.
One morning, I was told that they were doing a bike ride, and they asked if I wanted to come along. I'm up for pretty much anything, so away I went! I wasn't intending to ride, but somehow I was talked into taking Tracy's place...
2018 Goal: Complete a century bicycle ride in the JDRF Ride for a Cure, at the Death Valley, CA location