The Plain Pedaler

Five Things I Learned on the Bike

It’s the Tuesday following Pedal The Plains, and I have a terrible hangover. Not the kind of hangover you’re thinking, but the one where I realize it will be nearly a year before I get the chance to participate in this amazing event again. In a desperate attempt to cope

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By Elizabeth - 2016 Plain Pedaler

Redefining Success

Ever have one of those days that seem to send you crawling back under the covers or a rock? Well yesterday started that way! I  have asthma and typically don’t even need medication, but yesterday while riding I began wheezing and using my inhaler and by mile 42 decided enough

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By Tricha - Plain Pedaler 2016

Mind Over Matter

Day 2 check! To my surprise today was easier than what I had expected. The crisp morning air made the start of 59 miles an enjoyable one. Lots of laughs today with tarantulas, Lucy’s tacos, and rows of pumpkins. Lunch was delicious although  after that time the heat increased making

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By Mary - 2016 Plain Pedaler

Beauty In The Simplicity  

My heart is full. Today was a wonderful start to the 2016 Pedal The Plains. What I found  most surprising was how relaxing everything has been. The start of the ride had a down to earth homey feel.  I noticed and talked to local citizens of Ordway who were at

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By Mary - 2016 Plain Pedaler

Thoughts going in to the Ride

I’m at breakfast looking out at the beautiful sky of the plains – and I realize I really love this state. Last night at dinner we heard from several speakers and learned the history of Pedal The Plains. I was amazed and touched at the things I learned last night.

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By Tricha - Plain Pedaler 2016

It’s PTP week!

It is PTP week and I can’t even contain myself! It is one of those moments when you have so much to do that you sit there and do nothing, let’s be honest….where do you start??? This is called procrastination. So many great and wonderful things to talk about, so

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By Adrianne

What’s Your Why?

I remember the night before I was to run my first marathon. Although I was surrounded by friends and family, I desired to be by myself that night. When I was behind closed doors I remember a wave of emotions hitting me. The tears flowing from my eyes but I

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By Mary - 2016 Plain Pedaler

How to Make Your Own Energy Bars

Energy and granola bars can be a great option for athletes, but many of the bars available are nutritionally devoid – and some have more sugar than candy bars! Consider making your own; not only will they be significantly less expensive, but you can customize ingredients to suit your tastes.

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By Elizabeth - 2016 Plain Pedaler

Did I Do That?

I have learned a lot from this cycling journey. Sure I’ve made a few mistakes on the way, but I’ve learned from those, too. What follows is a short list of the learning opportunities I’ve had in the last couple of months. It’s been an emotional roller coaster of excitement,

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By Mary - 2016 Plain Pedaler

Getting ready for the Ride

Pedal The Plains is less than two weeks out! WOW can you believe it? Are you ready? Don’t worry I can’t see on the other side of the screen if you are making a face of disbelief and ohhhhmmmmmgggggeee really? It’s ok and it will be ok.  Remember what others

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By Tricha - Plain Pedaler 2016