By Karen "Toolie" Warkentien
2012 Bicycle Adventurer
We rode from Daytona Beach to Melbourne Beach today, in the wake of Tropical Storm Debby, with blowing rain and strong headwinds, an absolutely miserable day. Yet I say "What a wonderful day," because I've been blessed.
Some may wonder how I can say, with a straight face, that today, as nasty as the weather was, was a wonderful day. It's simple really. I'm happy for every day that I'm alive.
Because I've been blessed.
What many on this great bicycle adventure don't know is that two years ago, when I contemplated riding in what would have been my first bike adventure, I was diagnosed with cancer. Needless to say, biking anywhere, much less biking 75-100 mile days, was out of the question. But even with a cancer diagnosis, I knew I was blessed.