Finding Courage with a German on My Back

By | March 21st, 2017|Blog Post, Cycling|

Standing, frozen-still, my heart is pounding through my chest. At this elevation I can feel the thinness of the air, the cool breeze forcing my eyes shut to wet them. The silence is deafening. I open my eyes and look down the side of the mountain at the Google Earth view of the city below. My already booming heart seems to lose rhythm for a few beats. I’ve got to pull it together.  I can’t go back down the way I came. I close my eyes and see...my mother?  She’s on the ground below in a long white flowing gown, the [...]