|May 28, 2010 - day purchased|
2 years, 7 months, and 1 day - I hit the 7,000 mile mark. To some this doesn't sound like much. To others this sounds unthinkable. While I've been riding steadily for 4.5+ years now, I still sometimes find it unthinkable.
|January 2, 2013 - the very moment I hit the 7,000 miles mark.|
Some miles have been incredibly difficult. Some have been pure bliss. Miles in freezing cold temperatures and others in the scorching hot sun. Miles in the pouring rain and many in the wind...holy cow the WIND. Many have been spent alone biking back and forth to work. Many have been spent with friends giving me memories I'll cherish for a lifetime. I've made new friends because of my bike. I've helped others learn to ride. I've spent days biking along the Pacific Coast staring out at the ocean. This bike helped me raise $6,000+ for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation. I've climbed mountains at 4mph and zoomed down them at 45mph. I've had my picture taken with Patrick Dempsey, Levi Armstrong, and Kristin Armstrong.
So many challenges. So many rewards. So many things I never imagined possible. What I've learned most of all: find something, throw your heart and soul into it, and be amazed at what you can do.
Looking forward to hitting mile #10,000 .....