Kerry Appleton

Rider

Age: 

37

Hometown: 

Calgary, Alberta

Occupation: 

Paramedic

What is your bike's name?: 

Depending on the day and my mood it can change, so ask me after the ride!

What is your level of experience with cycling?: 

Beginner

How many years have you done the peloton ride?: 

This is my first Peloton ride.

Why are you riding in the peloton?: 

I was a volunteer last year for the ride to Austin and I was impressed by the spirit/energy of the riders. With their encouragement, I decided this year I would ride.

What are your top 5 inspirational songs you listen to while riding?: 

Cant pick just 5.....

Who are you riding for?: 

For firefighters who are affected by cancer.

What do you hope to get out of the experience this year?: 

It's the biggest challenge I have ever undertaken, so despite being scared to death (filter kicked in there!), I want to have fun and make sure that everyone involved (volunteers/riders/warriors) has a positive experience.

What are you looking forward to most?: 

Everything........the riding, the people, the scenery, you name it! It's going to be such an amazing experience.

What is your biggest fear for this journey?: 

That I'm going to freeze and be cold.

If cancer walked into the room, what would you say to it?: 

Is profanity allowed??? Because I have no filter!

What makes you pedal harder—(when the riding gets tough, what do you think about)?: 

The Little Engine That Could (by Watty Piper). Great book!

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