12 September 2010


5 months and 10,000+ later
Exactly 5 months ago I decided to start writing a cycling travel blog. I was inspired by my brother Michael who had always encouraged me to do something with the domain name PedalDancer.com that I bought back in 2003. I was also motivated by a friend who was traveling at the time in Belgium for the Spring Classics. I needed an outlet for my voracious appetite to hear travel and cycling stories all wrapped into one.
What better way to learn and hear about a topic then to write about it. Writing meant I would be experiencing all facets of my favorite two topics - cycling and travel. If I was curious I could learn, if I was interested I could go, if I was excited I could share. Thanks for sharing the interest along with me and viewing my blog 10,000 times.
Thanks for following!     
(*PedalDancer.com has had 10,000 views in 4 months, since May 18, when the counter was placed).
Here are some of my favorite cycling travel photos that bring back fond memories.

Happy times riding Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado in 2009 (Photo by Monica B.)
Being a Tour de France fan with Suz in Pau in 2005
Stevo & Straw at the Tour de France in 2001
 Mont Blanc in 2007
Mont Ventoux in 2003 (2007 and 2010)
 Mountain biking the White Rim Trail in Moab, Utah in 2006
With Suz, Phil Liggett, and Paul Sherwen in Solvang, California, in 2009
 Riding Alpe d'Huez with Michael in 2007
Cycling in Tuscany 2004
 With Monica and Christy in Crested Butte, Colorado, on Bicycle Tour of Colorado in 2009
National Triathlon Championships with Kenny in Portland, Oregon 2008
Playing with bikes in the Pyrenees with Dash in 2008
My favorite place in the whole world (France) in 2010
A symbol of achievement in 2010 (and 2008)
Paris: a city like non other in 2003 for the 100th TDF celebration
The feeling of being a cycling fan in Santa Barbara, California in 2007 with Michael and Suz
Thanks to my parents for teaching me the love of travel. There will be more to come ... stay tuned