A few years back my knee started giving me problems running so I decided to try biking for exercise. Of course I made the wrong decision and bought a mountain bike and tried to make it more road worthy. My longest ride on that bike was 28 mile with no rest stops. Then one fateful day I happened upon Sandy Student while putting in a new HVAC system for him. He told me about Team Evesham and how I should buy a road bike. That following spring I cashed in 2 vacation checks instead of taking the time off and bought my first road bike, which I still use today. Off I went one Sunday to ride with the Team Evesham at the golf course, everyone was so nice. My ride leaders were Andre, Melissa, and Michael Gibbs. By summer I decided to move up to the B group. And at the end of September I did my first charity ride with the team. I enjoyed the MS ride so much I signed up for this year at the Team Evesham tent at the finish in Ocean City.
At first the riding was just for exercise, then one day this year our young rider was struggling so I hung back with Sandy and helped coach her back. It was then that I realized that my Sunday rides were so much more than exercise. It was about helping others grow as riders. I find as long as I am riding I have a smile on my face, even if the day started with a frown. It is such a bonus to put that smile on other faces by helping them have smooth enjoyable ride. That is what keep the pedals turning for me.