Motivational Monday with Mandy in Rome, GA
What is your name and location?
Mandy Loorham Rome, GA
What type of cycling do you enjoy?
What is your first cycling memory?
I was five or six and I had been learning to ride without training wheels. One Sunday my mom had gotten me ready for church in a nice white dress. I snuck out of the house and took my bike to the neighbor’s driveway and worked on my riding skills. I mastered my riding but got covered in dirt and grease. I went back into the house so proud. My mom took one look at me and flipped – so much for the white dress! I think I’ve been wearing dirt and grease ever since.
Who inspires you to ride? Better yet, why?
My husband and my boys – our whole famiy rides. If I can’t keep up I may miss something!
What has been your best moment on the bike so far this year?
As much as I love riding with my family – my favorite moments on my bike this year have been when I’m alone. When I can listen to the birds and the wind. I just take the time look around and just enjoy the trail.
Tell us what you ride
I ride a Giant Trance XO. She’s the little engine that could. The more I learn to trust her the easier the ride gets.
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