Brynn is a diabetic AND a biker: "I’m committed to not let my Type 1 determine what I can and can’t with my life...Getting on our bikes and going out for 75 miles makes us feel strong and powerful."
"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...
#TeamJetlagged is excited to announce the start of a new blog series: Featured Jetter! Jetter #1: Marika McCoola - Author, Educator, Illustrator, BIKER
Confession: Not all of these books are about the type of two-wheeled bicycles that one pedals with their feet. Some of these books are about the motorized kind of bike, because I happen to ride those, too. And one very special book is a fake-out entirely - its title is Bicycles, but it's really a collection of love poems.