The freedom of a Road Bike!!

Words cannot express my feelings right now, but alas, I try.
Just rode around Lake Dillon in about an hour and a half. 20 miles, with some incredible climbs. 5 years ago I was punished by the law and my driver’s license was taken. Little did I realize the blessing bestowed upon me.

I bought a hybrid bike and commuted to work 10 miles each way for 3 months. My love for cycling was born. After a few bikes and some mild recreational riding, I decided to move forward and purchase a true road bike this morning. Then I went to the thrift store, and found a cycling jersey and padded shorts for $9…… I just took it out for a quick test ride, which turned into a 20 mile excursion.

I cannot even explain the emotions that coursed through my blood for the past 2 hours. I have never felt so alive in my life!!

I am going to start training to enter some races.

I am going to continue to get in the best shape of my entire life.

I am going to do so with the biggest smile ever.

Who knows, maybe one day I’ll make the Tour de France.

I’m also wearing contacts for the first time in about 3 years. 20/15 vision now without glasses!

I am extremely grateful for the life that I have.
I am extremely proud to know that I have built this life myself.
My friends, please, go take the life you want, because there is no better feeling in the world!!!

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