It is in these times that I can clearly see how we have all formed a family, a bond that is unexplainable, and that in part the bike is only a small tool that unites us. We are a family that shares in the tears and all of the laughter that life brings our way.
This week I have wanted to do nothing. Just be sad in this news. My dad often says that life is for living. We must continue to move forward even in the saddest times.
So I will move forward. Embrace all that Perry shared with me. Remember the lessons of riding, positive words, and love that he had for riding and all that came with it.
As I approach 3 days filled with Team Training this weekend I will ride my ride for Perry. I will smile and know that he gave us all a gift that even now I am realizing more and more.
As he would say.... What A RIDE!