I am a cyclist at heart. From a young age I found that I enjoyed riding bikes. My first long bike ride that I can remember was when I was 7, I rode 26 miles along 17 mile drive through the pebble beach golf course. It was a beautiful ride, and it hurt, and I probably cried, but most of all it was fun.
After doing some triathlons here and there I decided that my true love was the bike. There is nothing like feeling the wind in your hair, moving with such ease with the bike below you. I distinctly remember the day I decided I was going to race. It was my first century (once again my mom had shoved me into it), and my longest ride previous was 36 miles. Aid station by aid station I struggled saying “I can go one more stop.” Finally seven and a half hours later, I had ridden 100 miles. I never looked back, and today I love riding bikes more than ever.
I now live in Rochester, NY and attend the University of Rochester. I’m studying mechanical engineering, so that I may take that knowledge and improve the bicycle. I want to improve the riding experience for all those who do ride, and make it more accessible and enjoyable for all those who haven’t found the bike yet.