How I Got This Body: Pedaling a dream

  • Article by: By SHEILA MULROONEY ELDRED , Special to the Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 12, 2012 - 9:44 AM

When Cindy Colon found her dream bike in the summer of 2011, it didn't take long to go from an occasional rider to a serious cyclist: Over a 40-day period this summer, she rode to New York. When she got back to St. Paul, she set a new goal: add 5 miles a week to her longest ride until she could ride 100 miles in a day. She scratched that goal off her list last month. Next up? A 200-mile ride on summer solstice next June.

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punky2012Nov. 11, 12 5:16 PM

I love bike riding myself. But excessive riding will destroy your knees. But, why worry? The government will soon be paying for everything. Right?

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loop80Nov. 11, 12 6:39 PM

punky2012 - What an absolutely ridiculous way to bring irrelevant politics into a GREAT accomplishment this woman accomplished. Shut up and let her bask in the glory of her accomplishment.

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fooledmeonceNov. 11, 12 8:36 PM

this article does not mention the funding source she uses to go on these trips, how do you get on this great program?

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azurenoonNov. 12, 12 1:38 AM

Clapping for your brillant accomplishment, inspiration well done. Former avid female tour biker

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isbjornmydogNov. 12, 12 6:08 AM

Great inspiration!

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wiseguy1Nov. 12, 12 7:39 AM

Good for you, girl! I think it's just great when a person can step out of their usual selves and do something extraordinary for themselves. It will make a difference to your perspective, no matter what life hands you!

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emtronicNov. 12, 12 1:45 PM

@ fooledmeonce: I know this woman personally. She saved up money for months prior to this trip and was very frugal on the road. She had the support of lots of friends, family, and local bike shops who helped her to do everything as cheaply as possible. The trip was not part of any sort of "program" -- she was totally solo the whole time.

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getcrazyNov. 17, 12 6:47 PM

@punky2012 - If the tax payers are paying for Romney's medical insurance when he has a few hundred million dollars I see no reason tax payers can't pay for medical insurance for people that are not multimillionaires. Unless you think that people like Romney need it more than the average person does. He is on a tight budget with all those millions you know...

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