Is there any greater feeling than cruising down a hill with the wind blowing through your hair? Why yes? It’s knowing that why riding that you are raising money for children’s cancer.
I’m not a devoted cyclist. There’s no one in my family that’s been affected by children’s cancer. Nonetheless, I’ve crossed paths with people who’s been affected. It was so heartbreaking that I feel it’s the least that I can do.
Journeys aren’t just for adventure. They are also a form of discovery and self-discovery. Here’s two things that I’ve learned during my first twenty-five miles of my 100 mile challenge.
I mean of course you don’t want to be hit but I also mean this as a reminder to set your own goals and follow your own path. The average goal for participants in the Great Cycle Challenge is a little over 200 Miles.
I’ve read comments of participants riding 60 miles in one day. How often do we see someone else’s goal or results and question if we are doing enough? There’s no traffic in your lane because your competing with yourself. Again, stay in your own lane.
I sometimes listen to nothing but my own thoughts while riding. I realize that although I’m not an outdoorsy person. I love the smell of outdoors.
I saw things that I’ve passed without notice for years. Blogs, poems, or workshop activities have been sparked simply by riding alone.
I discovered not only new landmarks but also things about myself.
These are the two lessons that I’ve learned in the journey thus far. Stay tuned for my next 75 miles. Feel free to send donations via PayPal as a friend or family for the Greater Cycle Challenge. It ends on June 30.
Onward and Upward.
Progress to your fullest potential.
Phyllis G. Williams