Meet this week’s featured over 50 athlete – Gail Mahan, 60, known as “G-Force” to her friends. Gail lets nothing get in the way of reaching her goals. Read her story.
At great risk of being overdramatic, my ride from Denver to Phoenixville, Pennsylvania gave me a chance to think about how our approach to cycling hills can be so much like our approach to other issues in life. Let me explain.
Welcome to week five of my 2,500 mile bike ride I’m calling Cycling for Good. This week I’m riding in honor of Allie Brantley and her quest to find a cure for MS. You’ll learn about Allie and her family, and you’ll have a chance to make a difference, too.
Read about my Woman Tours ride through Virginia! Farmland, horse farms, history, cool cities and the introduction of hills, hills and more hills!
Meet this week’s over 50 athlete, Maggie Joslin, 67.
When you meet Maggie Joslin, you might not guess that this elegant beauty is a revolutionary. But she is. The daughter of a Detroit police officer and housewife and a product of a Catholic school education, Maggie broke free of her traditional background and set her own path. She attended law school and soon joined a national law firm and became partner. She defied the odds and managed to balance life as a mother to two children, with the demands of being a partner in a busy public finance practice.
In Part 1 of Cycling Beautiful North Carolina, you learned what it was like to cycle through tropical storm Ana as it moved on shore. In Part 2, I’ll share the remainder of our cycling tour through North Carolina. It was nothing less than magical – for the most part, we had great weather, great roads, beautiful rural scenery, and friendly people.
Riders On the Storm
If you read my blog, you know that our trip cycling through South Carolina brought busy two lane roads, logging trucks, bad pavement, huge rumble strips, no shoulders – in other words – hell for a cyclist. We heard that North Carolina would be different. But, in North Carolina, we would face tropical depression Ana. Learn about whether North Carolina delivered on its promise and what it was like to ride in a tropical depression.
Meet this week’s over 50 athlete of the week – Roger McVeigh, age 55. From couch potato focused almost exclusively on being an accounting partner at a major accounting firm, to ironman and active member of his local community. Here’s his story.
After Georgia, our next state of cycling was South Carolina. We started on a great note – an off day! And Bob and Sadie drove down to spend the off day with me and have dinner with friends in Beaufort! In a state with Hilton Head, Beaufort and Charleston, what was not to like? We would soon see.
Wow! A lot has happened since I posted about arriving “home” Georgia! It seems like weeks, rather than a few days. Here’s the scoop on my ride through Georgia.