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 – Day T-minus 6 days

Cycle of Lives – Day -6 Here I am, six days from embarking upon the most ridiculous undertaking that I’ve ever done…by far: a 5,000-mile solo bike ride; 3 rest days out of 45; 100+ degree temps; 120-mile average days; and a logistical project so far above my head that I can barely describe what […]

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 […]