I learned to ride a bike without training wheels. He also taught me to stay motivated no matter how many times I wanted to give up because of my mistakes. I remember the day like it was yesterday even though it was eighteen years ago. This is one of the proudest moments in my life. It’s a lesson that I’ll never forget.
Matt and I first met July 19, 2013 in Galesburg, IL at the local YMCA, which was graciously hosting us that evening on our journey across the country. Matt and I were both interns for the Million Dollar Marathon, a cross-country run that was raising funds and awareness for Above & Beyond Cancer. I had been on the road with the crew for just over a month and the 19th marked Matt’s first time meeting most of us. My first impression of Matt was that he was arrogant. I didn’t realize at the time, how intimidating it must have been to come into a close-knit group as an outsider.
Then, I fastened my seatbelt and, before I knew it my family and I were driving by the Brown Ledge sign, past the tennis courts, the riding rings, and up to the drop off spot. I was greeted by waves of cheerful, charismatic individuals - many who I knew I wanted to be just like. I was repeatedly told that the next four weeks would go by in a heartbeat so, I should try every activity I might enjoy and not waste time thinking of home. I was thrilled to test out new skills and to get to know a whole new group of people that surrounded me. One morning I walked out of my first cabin - The Web, and down the Point Hill.
Think of a time when life was rough and you were facing adversity, many people would become depressed and just allow it to happen or give up while others remain optimistic. By being optimistic, you have faith in yourself and your future.When I was six years old, I was riding a bike with training wheels. All of my friends are riding around on two wheels having fun; I felt left out. Coming home from school everyday, I would beg my mom for a two wheeler. Eventually, I got one and that is when the challenge came.
Before climbing hills on foot, cycling possessed my passion for a couple of years as my only activity. After one year of riding with Tim, he announced that he would be climbing Mount Rainier. My response was simple; “good luck with that.” Though I began participating on training hikes with Tim as he prepared for his colossal challenge, the two of us continued to ride on a regular basis as riding the “Seattle to Portland” Bicycle Classic remained a mutual goal. Come to find out, the two activities of riding and hiking are terrific cross-training exercise. Both activities are worthy for leg strength, the respiratory system and endurance.
Dirt Bike Catastrophe Some four years ago on a small loop road, county road 355, hidden somewhere in the weeds was a convolution maze of dirt bike trails. It couldn’t have been but six months since my step brother, Austin and I started riding dirt bikes daily. We were nothing short of motocross eligible teenagers, jumping feet off the ground, sliding every turn, and being so dirty at the end of the day that two showers were necessary. All of these things changed very suddenly in a wreck that changed our lives. On an overcast stormy day, my mom and I were coming home from somewhere I can’t recall.
The past few years, our friends the Criswells have come with us, but this year they could not. So we decided to bring my good ole friend Katelyn Weber with us. The first day she came, we rode our bikes everywhere down there because I was giving her a tour. That night, we went to a place called Shades Bar and Grill. The best part of that was going down a main road in our little four seater golf cart, annoying all the drivers in our path.
How would you feel if you decided to ride you bike from Monument, Massachusetts all the way to Rutterburg,Vermont? In the book I am the Cheese by Robert Cormier, Adam is a 14 year old boy decided to ride his bike all across the world. During Adam 's journey he meets a lot of generous people such as Arnold and Edna. Adam go some help by very generous people. Adam explains an Extremely crazy journey in this book.
He was very curious about social issues in the nation. Mccandless was 24 years old and graduated in 1990 and was captain on the cross country team where he always told his teammates to try there best. He graduated from Emory university with a degree bachelor in history and after graduation he donated all his money his parents gave him to a charity. Shepard was the most admirable and left a big impact on many people especially people