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Endurance, Riding Solo

First Century Ever

I completed Bike-About Feat #1 with an extra cherry on top. Due to a wrong turn that put an extra 12 miles onto my journey, I ended up riding 99.5 miles that day. I’m rounding up for a square 100 miles — my first ever!

The ride took me around the eastern flank of Mt. Diablo to Livermore, and then north again through the East Bay hills. As I heaved myself back up to Redwood and Skyline Blvds, I began to question, why am I out here, headed into my seventh hour of cycling?

The beauty was — I realized — in connecting many smaller rides into a larger epic — a composer arranging many themes into a symphony.

Questions and doubts fled. There was no reason, no destination, beyond the act of pedaling out this grand theme.

Route here.

About Ginger Jui

Ginger is a human-powered adventurer based in Oakland, California.


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