When I think about my mother
I don’t necessarily think about bikes.
But I think about beach days and
learning to fly kites.
I think about how hard she worked
to raise a family in the States
and how she managed to get all six of us
on the ice in our hockey skates.
She instilled in us all a work ethic
that is strong and unrelenting.
I admire her strength, and the love she gives
seems to be never ending.
She has taught me how to live a life
full of love, joy, and hard work
and that I must be sure to keep my balance
as I continue to pedal forward. – Dani Racioppi