“Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.”
― Roger Crawford

Kristina and I rode together today. It’s probably only the second time we’ve done so, but I’m sure there will be many more coming soon!

She is my idol in so many ways. She’s not just an incredible climber, she enjoys climbing. I’m not a bad up-hill-riding-my-bike-fast person either, but Kristina is something else. The way she works so hard to establish a community of women cyclist, how she’s unafraid to step into a new life though that life will be fraught with challenge.  She’s seriously cool.

We rode Rustler’s and Horsethief. And it was great; to talk openly about new developments in both of our lives and things we look forward to in the future. She pushed me in a lot of ways and I was thankful. Also, the weather was nice.

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