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?:
Lost my eldest daughter to cancer and really believe in the work that the Wellspring does with their support of cancer patients / survivors and their families.
What are your top 5 inspirational songs you listen to while riding?:
It's Just a Shot away - Rolling Stones, This is the Life - Amy Mcdonald, Caribbean Queen - Billy Ocean, Bruha Bembe - Dr. John, Waiting on a Friend - Rolling Stones, Clocks -Cold Play, Long Train a Runnin' - Doobie Bros.
Who are you riding for?:
For all those who need the Wellspring Calgary support in the next year.
What do you hope to get out of the experience this year?:
To complete the challenge of riding this far. A brief chance to see the East Coast of the USA. I've heard that the fall colors are breathtaking. I will be pulling our bicycle trailer back to Calgary and am looking forward to that trip, and visiting a few friends along the way.
What are you looking forward to most?:
Fall colors in the country side, getting to know better the great companions I will be with on the ride.
What is your biggest fear for this journey?:
Early winter storms - snow and ice on the roads. Rubbing tires with other riders, flat tires. Crazy pick up truck drivers.
How have you been affected by cancer?:
Lost my eldest daughter to cancer.
If cancer walked into the room, what would you say to it?:
Nothing, but I would make sure that it would never leave that room!
What makes you pedal harder—(when the riding gets tough, what do you think about)?:
I think of a pack of 5 wolves I followed alongside going into Jasper in a Forestry truck for 20 km on a still moonlit winter night and I remember how effortlessly they ran in a Peloton along a frozen, snow covered river. Each in turn taking the lead.