I can't believe she's home already.
She 100% experienced life as a young adult in Europe and wow what an experience. Not only getting to ride her bike in a riding city and cycling culture but she learnt so much about this style of racing. Bunch riding, racing at full steam in a format so different from home.
We are so grateful and so proud of her time away. As a team, they had to deal with illnesses, family loss and grief, travelling to get to races in other countries and navigating that in different languages all while cooking, cleaning and maintaining life. They pretty much rode everyday and raced twice a week. They raced late in the afternoons which meant getting home around midnight after races. Sometimes commuting 50km's to a race, racing 100km's and commuting home late at night. She got a few life "hidings" and other personal victories and I am trusting she has grown in abundance and expanded in ways that will leave her changed and matured for some time to come. She loved touring too and I'm so grateful she got to see part of Europe and what better way to see it while riding your bike.
Having her home and quality time has felt like Christmas.
Thank you to all who made this incredible opportunity and dream a reality, you will never know how much this means to us and to her.