The world of cycling has opened my eyes to so many opportunities and people around me. 4 years ago I was introduced to the LA biking scene and it completely changed my life. I met many wonderful people and experienced LA in a whole new way. As a woman, it felt so liberating to be on the city streets at night. I felt invincible. Unfortunately, I was the victim of a hit and run, but during recovery I was already back on a bike. Over time I was influenced to ride longer and faster, soon completing centuries – something I never pictured myself doing. In 2009 I participated in AIDS/Lifecycle, an annual 545-mile bike ride from SF to LA that raises funds to fight the AIDS epidemic. The whole experience was so beautiful that I’ve signed up for the next ride in 2013. It’s incredible how a simple activity on wheels has enriched my life so much. I love my bike!