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Two weeks out...

Meet Colleen!

The Pony Ride is getting closer to becoming a reality. We have one female rider in our group and she has become such a good friend! Colleen's boys and my boys are good buddies and have grown up together. Colleen is responsible for suggesting the name "Pony Ride" for our adventure. She is a registered nurse and gives the team info on recovery products and techniques. (More on that in the upcoming days.) This morning while the team is out on a 100 mile ride, I decided to get back to our blog. With the passing of my Dad, life has fallen in a different direction for me. Trying to help my Mom figure out what her new "normal" looks like, has been an adventure for me-one I didn't plan on taking. I feel very behind the eight ball as I consider the Pony Ride, so it's time I catch up and catch the spirit again. So Colleen, tell us a little about yourself and why you love to bike...
"My name is Colleen I am 52 years old. I started biking when my oldest child started college and I saw my role as Mom beginning to change. I little voice in my ear told me to get busy and work on my fitness. I'd been a back-of-the-pack runner all my life, but knee and back issues were starting to creep up and make that more difficult. So I started tooling around town on a hand-me-down mountain bike. Then I got the fever and upgraded to a nice Trek hybrid bike, and then one more upgrade to a nice road bike.
My favorite thing about cycling is the sense of freedom I get when I am out on my bike. I enjoy solo rides but more than that, the camraderie of friends who share my love of cycling, and that now includes my wonderful husband who has taken up cycling with me.
The Pony RIde is by far my biggest cycling adventure to date. I've done some week -long bike tours, ie, GOBA, My most epic ride was RAIN (Ride Across Indiana) 160 miles in one day, which I have done three times.
There is so much I am looking forward to on our upcoming Pony Ride, not the least of which is having more than a month away from work and home responsibilities. I look forward to seeing the countryside from my bicycle and taking in the sights of America the beautiful firsthand. I look forward to deepening friendships with the good folk whom with I will be traveling.
I am so grateful for this opportunity to partake in this adventure. Thank you Wynn and Brenda!

Next blog will give you Wynn's story and how this ride came together. Until then, keep rolling and rolling.

Posted by brendagerber07 05:25

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Looking forward to following your newly named Pony Ride. Wonder if I should do a Fiji blog.

by Mel Watson

God's blessings for you, Colleen as you do this trip of a lifetime and experience all you hope and More!!!

by Valerie

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