Cycle of Lives – Day 13

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I sit here at the end of Day 13, tired, sore, wiped out, and nervous for a tough day that begins in about 8 hours. But, I also sit here grateful. I’m grateful to have Erin supporting me as I’ve needed her help most days, several times a day; I’m grateful that my body is […]

Cycle of Lives – Beginning Day 8

I’m about to begin Day 8 of my solo ride across America to raise awareness and funds for cancer. The first seven days have not been without some challenges. I’ve been trying to balance the drive and focus needed to complete each day’s leg, with the unforeseen issues that arise throughout each day that attempt […]

Cycle of Lives Ride – Day 6

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Today was supposed to be an easy day: 85-miles, 1,700 feet of climbing, and some long downhill sections. It was supposed to be a little cooler. It was supposed to take about 6 hours. Well, so much for “supposed to’s.” I woke up sore and a little beat up, but optimistic and hopeful for my easy […]

Cycle of Lives – Day 1

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(photo: Cycle of Lives book subject Jen Domich) Stats: 86 miles, 2,100 feet of climbing, 10 1/2 hour touring day, 6:45 of actual pedaling, 81 degree average temperature. What a day. It’s pretty late and it was a long one, so I’ll keep it short. Day 1 began in Manhattan Beach, then we stopped in to […]

Cycle of Lives Book Subject – “I Love My Life”

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I Love My Life What are your deepest drivers, the internal triggers that motivate you to conduct yourself the way you do? Do some singular, overriding feelings like fear, optimism, or gratitude define who you are? Does some major event from your past control your actions? Or, is your engine powered by some complicated concoction […]