You proved yourself yesterday to be an astoundingly strong bike rider. I saw how sturdy you were as you pumped up the sheer hills around Mystic. You are a well-made, hard-wearing woman, a person who strives to overcome obstacles and be your absolute best. Yesterday you rode with a strong will and a wish to succeed. What I especially noticed was your resiliency, your ability to bounce back after ascending some punishing hills. You rode with muscle and might, pedaling pugnaciously up every climb. When you grew tired, you simply grew more spirited, more single-minded about doing what you got on your bike to do. Thank you. I felt fortunate to be riding with you.