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  • #CYCler @dizzymiss.lizzie rode @amysgranfondo on the weekend. Her story? One of the most inspirational yet. Have a read...
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"Oh hey. I’m Liz. I’ve been cycling casually for fitness for a few years but this year I was determined to complete all 130km of Amy’s gran fondo. What you might not know about me is that I’m arthritic all over, and while I’m not afraid of some blood, sweat, and tears, life is often a balancing act between achieving something big, and being able to go to work the next week. I’m happy to say, it was worth it. After 11 weeks of enduro classes with CC and some hilly weekend rides, the climbs weren’t too daunting and I made a point to enjoy the view. Unfortunately I got to just passed the KOM checkpoint and found I had a flat. I took the chance that it might hold, pumped it up and kept going because I wasn’t sure, being fatigued and cold, that my hands would manage changing the tube (and without the presence of mind to call the mechanic!) So I trundled down the mountain at half of my normal decent speed telling the sag wagon I’d be fine (twice!), and relying on beautiful cycling strangers who donated their canisters so I could relay it to the end, stopping every 5 or 10 km. I’m not afraid to say I ugly sobbed at the end. There are some pretty fucking amazing cyclists at CC, but I’m blown away that my finishing was regarded as just a huge an achievement as theirs. Here’s to my next stupid idea."
••• #cycler @dizzymiss.lizzie rode @amysgranfondo on the weekend. Her story? One of the most inspirational yet. Have a read... ••• "Oh hey. I’m Liz. I’ve been cycling casually for fitness for a few years but this year I was determined to complete all 130km of Amy’s gran fondo. What you might not know about me is that I’m arthritic all over, and while I’m not afraid of some blood, sweat, and tears, life is often a balancing act between achieving something big, and being able to go to work the next week. I’m happy to say, it was worth it. After 11 weeks of enduro classes with CC and some hilly weekend rides, the climbs weren’t too daunting and I made a point to enjoy the view. Unfortunately I got to just passed the KOM checkpoint and found I had a flat. I took the chance that it might hold, pumped it up and kept going because I wasn’t sure, being fatigued and cold, that my hands would manage changing the tube (and without the presence of mind to call the mechanic!) So I trundled down the mountain at half of my normal decent speed telling the sag wagon I’d be fine (twice!), and relying on beautiful cycling strangers who donated their canisters so I could relay it to the end, stopping every 5 or 10 km. I’m not afraid to say I ugly sobbed at the end. There are some pretty fucking amazing cyclists at CC, but I’m blown away that my finishing was regarded as just a huge an achievement as theirs. Here’s to my next stupid idea." •••
  • #cycler @dizzymiss.lizzie rode @amysgranfondo on the weekend. Her story? One of the most inspirational yet. Have a read... ••• "Oh hey. I’m Liz. I’ve been cycling casually for fitness for a few years but this year I was determined to complete all 130km of Amy’s gran fondo. What you might not know about me is that I’m arthritic all over, and while I’m not afraid of some blood, sweat, and tears, life is often a balancing act between achieving something big, and being able to go to work the next week. I’m happy to say, it was worth it. After 11 weeks of enduro classes with CC and some hilly weekend rides, the climbs weren’t too daunting and I made a point to enjoy the view. Unfortunately I got to just passed the KOM checkpoint and found I had a flat. I took the chance that it might hold, pumped it up and kept going because I wasn’t sure, being fatigued and cold, that my hands would manage changing the tube (and without the presence of mind to call the mechanic!) So I trundled down the mountain at half of my normal decent speed telling the sag wagon I’d be fine (twice!), and relying on beautiful cycling strangers who donated their canisters so I could relay it to the end, stopping every 5 or 10 km. I’m not afraid to say I ugly sobbed at the end. There are some pretty fucking amazing cyclists at CC, but I’m blown away that my finishing was regarded as just a huge an achievement as theirs. Here’s to my next stupid idea." •••
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