At the age of 27, I discovered what the bike had to offer beyond my 1 mile commutes. Over the course of a few years, I went from barely finishing the beginner group rides, to exploring the northern mountains of Georgia. I’ve planned vacations and road trips around mountains to climb. My motivation to ride has always come from using it as a means of adventure. Of course, a little competitive time on the bike is fun too. I moved to Albuquerque in 2017, opening up a whole new part of the country to explore. I like to hike, practice yoga, and have recently found my way back to skiing in the form of backcountry. I’ve learned much, and have met many great people over the years, thanks to this welcoming community.