This is John and Kate. John is my little brother and Kate is not only his wife and biking partner, but the smartest choice he ever made!
For fun, they like to ride their bicycles around different countries. They have toured Ireland, Italy, Canada, the Pacific Northwest, and are now riding across the northern part of the United States.
Mostly they camp along the way. The amazing thing is that they pack and carry everything they need on their bikes. There is not a support vehicle--so they pack their tent, sleeping bags, rain gear, food preparation items, and lots of other necessities.
I totally love Kate. She is the most amazing person. She works as an RN in the surgical ICU of a local hospital. She loves my brother which makes her tops on my list! Oh, and did I mention that Kate is diabetic? Yep, among everything else she carries on her loaded down bike, she includes all her medical supplies, syringes, insulin, etc. She is wonderful!
This is their route. As of today, they are almost to North Dakota.
They have on their iPhones a GPS tracking system and a website that enables me to watch their process. They also have a blog they update weekly. I stalk them daily! The links are below if you'd like to live vicariously through these amazing people...like I do!
I've never watched SYTYCD. I'm not sure why, I LOVE dance. But yesterday my Marta friend showed me this YouTube video of the little gal who won the competition recently. Dance and music are the two things that can evoke emotion in me when least expected. I was in tears by the end of this dance number. The dance ends about the 2:00 mark. I invite you to take a deep breath, relax, and enjoy these talented dancers.