to finish the motorpacing workout that Amy Dombroski never got to complete two days ago.By the end, I was completely empty – both physically and emotionally.
My upcoming cross season is dedicated to Amy. As I tackle almost all the races she had on her schedule, I will keep her in my thoughts. Every pedalstroke I will be sure to relish - in her spirit of “play”. This is the very least I can do for a truly exceptional person - like no other.
When she was first planning to take on the Belgian cross scene a few years ago, I happily helped her out with some of the logistics as I had been there…done that. We had a special bond as two of the three Americans (the 3rd is Jonathan Page who helped me in fact) who sacrificed lots to follow that dream of being Belgian-based for the cross season. As I know how difficult it can be to make that happen, I had much respect for her courage and conviction. She fought hard and remained strong, even when it got tough and lonely here on the other side of the world. In such a short period of time, it was amazing to see what worldwide impact she’s had – all the folks she’s touched - while following her dreams. xxx