What is your bike's name?:
What is your level of experience with cycling?:
How many years have you done the peloton ride?:
Why are you riding in the peloton?:
My husband David and I met some of the Peloton riders through our winter training class. We initially intended to support others riding, then decided to ride and fundraise ourselves. Then David was diagnosed with prostate cancer. This changed our perspective on riding, challenging whether we would be in a position to ride at all, and making the reasons for riding that much more personal.
What are your top 5 inspirational songs you listen to while riding?:
I like to listen to the frogs, toads and bird songs while outdoors in the spring. I do listen to music during indoor training, but confess the music selection is based on beat and group choice more than personal inspiration.
Who are you riding for?:
I am riding for my husband, David. I am also riding for our Warrior, Ginger, and for others who are battling cancer.
What do you hope to get out of the experience this year?:
New friends, great memories, and a sense of contribution and accomplishment.
What are you looking forward to most?:
Being outside riding everyday for 9 days with David, the camaraderie, and the chance to cycle across North America in the fall.
What is your biggest fear for this journey?:
That something will happen that prevents us from being able to go!
How have you been affected by cancer?:
Most recently, I have been affected personally with my husband's diagnosis, treatment and ongoing recovery from prostate cancer. Prior to this, cancer has affected me more distantly though friends and family. I have become acutely aware of the need for non-medical support for cancer patients and their families.
If cancer walked into the room, what would you say to it?:
What makes you pedal harder—(when the riding gets tough, what do you think about)?:
How lucky I am to be alive.