After attending the very first New West Grand Prix, I am happy to report that the future of cycling is in good hands! I was so happy to see the energy, enthusiasm, and sheer courage of the very young cyclists in the kids and youth events (3 years old and up!) And it made me think that not only is the next generation of cycling in good hands, but also – the Circle of Life is more fun on a bike!
George A. Custer said it best: “It’s not how many times you get knocked down that count, it’s how many times you get back up.” Georgia Simmerling – two-time Winter Olympian and five-time Ski Cross World Cup medalist – epitomizes this winning spirit and inspires us all to get back up and keep going (and cycling)!
Foul weather cyclists cycle all year round, regardless of the weather (within reason). After a few years of year-round cycling, I am here to tell you that fair weather cyclists are missing out on the kaleidoscope of experiences that foul weather cyclists enjoy.
I believe in New Years resolutions. One of the most beautiful things about human beings is that we are always trying to be better. Let’s have a word with the man or woman in the mirror, and make a change in 2016! The only way we can improve the world is by improving ourselves.
Many people like the idea of becoming car-free and getting around by bike – all the while saving money and getting fit. But it’s a pretty ambitious dream. Luckily, it is possible to progress to being car-free with small steps. In this post, Maggie reports on her progress towards her dream of becoming car-free.