Cycle of Lives – Day 13

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

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

(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 […]