Support Rider to Damian & Wolf
Working in IT (i.e. sitting stationary for most of the day!), requires one to be active when not at work. I've been cycling for about 20 years now, mostly on mountain, well, actually, I do own a road bike but it's welded to my indoor trainer. Ive done lots of races and use to race as a mixed pair with my wife. Well, she raced, I just tried my best to keep up. I've done a couple of Double Century's, the Sani, about 6 Attakwas races and, of course the Cycle Tour. I think I have done about 7 of them, culminating in the last one during which about a third of the field (wisely) did not pitch up to the start, and the rest of us fairly got blown off the road. I vowed never to ride it again.
However, sneaking up on 50, I decided it was probably time to do the Tour again, but did not really find the idea of "just" riding for a time all that meaningful. It was around that time the Wolf, my colleague at work, introduced me to the Warriors on Wheels concept, finishing off with the fact that there were a few spots available for support riders. The concept immediately resonated with me and I signed up.
We who are able, often take the blessing of being able to move around at will, and do pretty much what we want physically, for granted. I think it's very important and valuable to be reminded of that blessing, but also be shown that just because one might not be physically able, does not mean one is not able.The world is there for all of use to experience and I am privileged to be helping in some small way.