Hello, all! I am glad to have found this team.
Last spring and summer, my family and I really got into bicycling together. We rode whenever we could -my son was 3 at the time and my partner and I would alternate pulling him in a burley-like trailer on our rides.
In the fall, we did the first ever Minneapolis bike tour, the 40-mile route. I had sprained my ankle about a week before, so my partner ended up pulling our son in the trailer nearly the entire ride b/c that was a bit too much for my injury - what a trooper she was! Anyway, the ride was wonderful and I can't wait to do it again.
This year, I've taken up running, so I'm currently trying to balance training for my first 5K in May with being prepared for lots of biking when the snow finally melts (despite officially being Spring, snow is coming down as I type). So, I'm trying to balance cycling and running training.
My mother died suddenly of pancreatic cancer just over a year ago, and I found a local bike ride, the Purple Ride, that raises money for pancreatic cancer research. It turns out that ride is the day before the Minneapolis bike tour this year. So, I'm planning on doing both rides - I'll do the shorter route (8 or 10 miles, I think) on the Purple Ride on Saturday, then hopefully be up for the 40-mile Minneapolis tour on Sunday! Once I get through my 5K in May, I'm going to have to really get focused on training for these rides!
So, that's my story. I have been a pretty sedentary person most of my life, but starting to bicycle with my family last year really got me excited about leading a more active life!
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