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?:
Two of my friends, Karla and Heather, introduced me to Cancervive and the Peloton project at last year's Wellspring Gala.
They are both cancer survivors and expressed how important this cause is to them. I was impressed by what I learned Wellspring is doing and was inspired to take part. I love cycling and I enjoy challenges so this opportunity seemed like an excellent fit to do something I'm passionate about and for a great cause
What are your top 5 inspirational songs you listen to while riding?:
I dont have individual songs, per say, instead the playlist that inspires me has Thornley, Big Wreck, Early on Sunday, Led Zeppelin, Audioslave. (more hard rock to keep me pushing on)
Who are you riding for?:
Karla Laing and Heather Alvas (and Heather's aunt who is currently going through cancer)
What do you hope to get out of the experience this year?:
I want to have a beautiful journey across the country and form lasting connections. Looking forward to contributing to the improvement of people's lives.
What are you looking forward to most?:
I'm looking forward to the journey and seeing Canada and the US during the transition into fall. I'm looking forward to excitement and energy once we arrive at our final destination.
What is your biggest fear for this journey?:
That someone may get hurt, or cannot finish the journey. I don't want this wonderful time for someone who is looking forward to it to be anything but that.
How have you been affected by cancer?:
Other than my friends who have been touched by it, I've been very lucky to have had limited exposure to the disease, in any way, shape or form.
If cancer walked into the room, what would you say to it?:
"Your days are numbered. You aren't the bully you used to be."
What makes you pedal harder—(when the riding gets tough, what do you think about)?:
The thought that I'll get to my destination quicker if you keep going, rather than give up along the way.