Riding the Reve
I wrote a bit about July's Rêve Tour in the League of American Bicyclists' magazine American Bicyclist. Here's an excerpt:
The repercussions of this adventure are still emerging. We ate so much sugar on the ride, I just had three cavities filled— and I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to look at a pain au chocolat again. I have permanent tan lines on my thighs and, weeks after I returned home, I still had hundreds of unread e-mails in my inbox (sorry Mom!).
But, far more importantly, the positive effects of this epic ride continue to emerge. I’m still getting tweets, e-mails, and posts from women (and men) who say the Rêve Tour inspired them to start riding or ride more often. I’ve started to see what happens when I don’t box myself in with preconceived expectations.
I never thought I could bicycle 120 miles every day for three weeks. But I did. That’s the magic of the Rêve Tour.
You can read the full story online here.
Also, if you donated $50 or more to the Rêve Tour, you should have already received the first issue (including Heidi Swift's feature piece on the ride!) of your free yearly subscription to peloton magazine—one of the tour's main sponsors. If you haven't received your issues yet, email me and I'll get you set up.
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