Linda G.Linda G.

Linda G.

Event organizer, Ride Leader

Location

Portland, OR

Joined group

Feb 1, 2015

Introduction

Love to ride quiet country roads, challenging hills, and cycling adventures near and far!

EXPERIENCE: how would you describe your bicycling experience over the past year? Getting back after a long absence? Occasional bike paths & easy rides? Urban rides around town? Longer distances in the country? Other?

Been riding since 2013, and have gained a lot more confidence in climbing and descending this past season. Love doing short and long distances in the country and doing bike trips to different parts of the country & the world.

GOALS & INTERESTS: What types of rides are you most interested in? Do you have any big, hairy, audacious cycling goals for this year? How about brave-baby-step goals? We would love to encourage you if you want to share them with us.

Love riding all distances yet have developed a love to travel to different parts of the country/world and ride as I found this to be the best way to experience the culture, scenery of the area. I also enjoy attending the bike camps as I learn so much from them. Big goals for 2018: Crater Lake, Mackenzie pass-the entire way, other cycling tours and possibly Europe again. I also would like to keep giving back to the RLAG organization.

GROUP RIDING: Have you previous experience with Ride Like A Girl? Other cycling groups? biking in a group at all? If not, don't worry, all levels are welcome here.

Started with Ride Like A Girl in 2013 as a "nervous Nellie". I love cycling!!

LEARNING INTERESTS: If there is one thing you could learn this year to help you feel more confident and self-sufficient on your bike, what would that be?

For 2019 I want to gain stamina & endurance on climbing tougher hills. Also learn to pace myself better when I am on long cycling trips so I am not so worn out mid way through the trip.