Lavina Gilliland

Rider

Age: 

49

Hometown: 

Calgary, Alberta

Occupation: 

Family Management and Cyclist

What is your bike's name?: 

sMiles

What is your level of experience with cycling?: 

Intermediate

How many years have you done the peloton ride?: 

2010, 2011 & and this year, 2012.

Why are you riding in the peloton?: 

So that those facing cancer may one day do the same, and for the love of those who have fought and are fighting cancer.

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

I Throw My Hands Up in the Air Sometimes ... I came to dance, Life is a Highway, Don't Stop Belivin', Desiderata, Hallelujah, KD Lang, Have I Told You Lately, I Believe, I Will Remeber You, Imagine.

Who are you riding for?: 

The family of my warrior, Jennifer Fong Turner, who passed away in March.

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

It is not what I hope to get out of the experience, it is what I hope to give ... hope for those who need hope.

What are you looking forward to most?: 

The journey.

What is your biggest fear for this journey?: 

Crashing mentally and physically.

How have you been affected by cancer?: 

I have lost too many loved ones.

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

You weren't invited, and the door will show you out!

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

My dear friend, while fighting cancer, said to me once that she would give anything to have just an ordinary day. When I am being challenged, I think about how fortunate I am having an extraordinary day.

Comments

Ten Days to Go!

Lavina, With just ten days to go, I want to wish you the best for a safe, inspiring, beautiful journey!! We are so excited to meet you at the finish line in Maine. Thank you so much for bringing hope to our state and awareness to this disease. I haven't yet met you but I truly think you're a hero! Best Regards, Laura

Way to go

So good to follow your progress and I hope you have HAPPY FEET your next PEDICURE is on Me GO GIRL Go

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