Saved my life

Joe Pingtella - Appleton, WI

Saved my life

I went through a very bad divorce over the past few years. It took a toll on my health and mind. Riding my bike not only saved my sanity, it also helped me with stress relief, high blood pressure and weight gain.

I rode in a bike race for the first time last year (Race the Lake - Wisconsin), an 88 mile road race. I finished, something I thought I could never do. I'm riding again this year and hoping to finish 30 minutes better than last year. I train as much as possible. I went from an average of 12.5 mph to over 17 mph in less than a year. I lost 80 lbs through exercise, riding my bike and eating healthy.

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