Inspiration from Two Terry Customers Putting Themselves and their Gear Through the Paces
Terri Morton is new to endurance cycling, but you would never know it from the scale of her ambitions.
Fueled by a readiness to escape the confines of the lockdowns, Teri really started riding seriously in 2020, facing challenges big and small on her way to completing her first century ride.
She had been away from her bike for decades, and had never done more than short, fun rides. Last year, at age 59, she set her sights on a century, and set about preparing – as she puts it, “My first real bike riding ever!”
“She Believed She Could So She Did”
Teri credits this inspirational message, inscribed on a necklace she found at Terry, for at least some of the will to keep going, as she battled obstacles with her bike and in training. “My Terry bike necklace message was great for keeping my spirits up…it was all bigger than me!”
Terri participated in the Strawberry Century Ride on June 12th, held in scenic country well south of Portland, Oregon. They offer various distance events, and Teri completed the 70 mile course. However, she had really set her heart on doing a full century, so once finished she rode 25 more miles, and took to side roads to add another 9 for a day’s total of 104 miles.
Now Teri is ready for her next cycling adventure, a 1,200 mile bike-packing trip with her pastor and his family. They actually start today, and will ride from Oregon, through Idaho and Montana to the Rockies.
Teri tested several Terry bike bottoms to find the right fit, and followed our customer service guru’s recommendation to choose shorts with the Flex Air chamois. She reported back, “I followed your advice and tried all three of these good quality ‘bottom-protecting’ styles, two lengths each, and am embarrassed to say I fell in love with each one and am keeping them all! But also I’m very excited about them.”
Her selection includes:
Terry Ambassador, Robin Leftridge Rocks the Commute
Robin is one of those hardy souls who commutes by bike year round. She works for the City of Cleveland, Ohio, and let us know about Cleveland Vision Zero, a great bicycle safety project in her area that could be a model for other cities too.
She has now ridden to work every single day for five years, in all weather, and Cleveland is hilly, so this is no ordinary level of dedication! She has racked up 2,007 commuting miles already this year.
Robin was encouraged to get back into cycling by an old friend, Robert, who rides with the Major Taylor Club in Cleveland.
If there was ever a story of a person overcoming adversity with grace to achieve great things, Major Taylor’s cycling career embodies it. He defied every obstacle to become world champion in 1899, and was really the first black sports superstar at a time when such a thing required limitless strength of character. A most fitting hero to choose as figurehead of a bike club.
Robin has a flair for fashion on and off the bike, and we’re happy she chooses Terry for her cycling wardrobe and beyond. She says, “I love the cut of your jerseys and the way the material feels against your skin.”
Her selection includes: