Sharing an article from the Nevada County Picayune – and sending a shout out….
Read the article in its entirety HERE.
On May 18, Judy Steffes set out on her annual summer bike ride. Steffes, from West Bend, Wisc., has spent her summers riding all over the world for the past 15 years. She lives by the philosophy that the day a person is born and the day he dies are both dates on a headstone, but the dash in between is your life.
Steffes has taken bike tours in Germany, Spain, New Zealand and all over the United States. She often speaks to youth groups and averages 50-60 miles a day depending on the weather. Steffes said that the longest she traveled in one day with the 80 plus pound gear that she carries on her bicycle was 140 miles. The purpose? “I love it,” she said. “I love having the adventure.”
Steffes said that she travels day to day and often sleeps in churches. She carries a small sleeping bag on her bike.
“I sleep hard at night, like a mini-coma,” she joked.