I’ve been journaling my own losing weight/finding fitness story on this site since 2011.
I have shed
100 120+ lbs from my heaviest point in life, and the bicycle has been a big part of that journey I know that the bike has literally saved my life.
Somewhere in that process, my bike nerd intersected with my camp nerd and I learned about bike touring and bike overnights.
I remember being so curious, but thinking there’s no way I could pull it off.
I wasn’t fit enough. I didn’t have the right gear, enough know-how.
I was afraid. I was afraid of failing. I was afraid of trying. Afraid of being embarrassed. Afraid of being a fat girl on a bike.
I’ve put a couple thousand miles on my bike since then and know in my heart that the world would be a better place if more women broke through their self-imposed boundaries and tried the things they were afraid to do.
If you have ever looked longingly at people on bike tours, or imagined where you might be able to go on the crest of your own wave of adventure, here is what I want you to know: You can do it.
If you have ever read blogs or surfed Instagram and seen photos of slim women who are out there in the world on their own solo adventure, looked at them longingly, and thought to yourself:
that seems so exciting, so exhilarating, so liberating, but it’s for other people and not for me
- I’m too fat
- I’m too old
- I don’t have enough time
- I’m not even sure I know how to ride a bike anymore –
I want you to know you can do it, and I can help.
You don’t have to compare yourself to anyone else in order to try this on.
You’re on your own damn journey.
And I want to help you get started.