The Amazing Rider Who Celebrated Her 75th Birthday With 500 Rides
ew York rider DONNA SATOW set out to ring in her 75th birthday with a major SOUL goal. Read her inspiring story, ahead.
I found my bike in the back and all the rest followed.
I never broke a sweat at the gym but after my 45-minute rides at SoulCycle, I was drenched and felt exhilarated. I loved the form the classes took — intervals, hills and then sometimes, a quiet contemplative moment of music to ride as I wished. I would be completely absorbed in the moment, and almost surprised when the class ended. I started using wrist support bands and even that didn’t stop me.
There's something therapeutic about the whole experience. I lead a busy life and yet really wanted to start my day with an early morning ride.
I love to ride with BECCA and STEVIE for their gentle reminders to relax the shoulders, breathe, and keep the abdomen tight. I learned to love rap thanks to PARKER and have been moved to tears when one of my instructors played something I knew! I will go far out of my way to ride with SEAN or NOA to have some rock 'n' roll. I've even put theme rides on my calendar and found myself looking forward to them!
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