We may earn commission from links on this page, but we only recommend products we back. Why Trust Us? Courtesy Ashli Savoy Name: Ashli Savoy
Hometown: Waldorf, Maryland
Occupation: Public Affairs and Digital Media Strategist
Time Cycling: 2 years and 9 months
Reason for Cycling: I cycle mostly as an extension of my fitness, but because I love the way it makes me feel and who I am when I cycle: free, adventurous, and powerful.
I started cycling in May 2020 like many people, because it was something outdoorsy to do during the COVID pandemic. As an avid runner already, I had set a goal to train to compete in a triathlon . I was informally training one of my friends to help him to become a better runner, who I learned was a cyclist . He volunteered to help me with learning the ropes of cycling, because I was helping him.
My first bike ride was wobbly. My friend let me ride one of his road bikes since he had two. It was probably my first time on a bike since I was a child and boy was I rusty. I still can’t believe I almost crashed his beautiful road bike , but he did not give up on me. Video player poster image I fell a few times trying to learn to clip in and realized this was a lot harder than riding down the street on my huffy as a kid. […]
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