Off Da'Rail

I was born in 1991. Diagnosed the day before I was born, I'm a shunted hydrocephalic. My shunt was placed when I was three days old and I've never had a shunt revision. I am visually impaired, with limited to no peripheral vision...but it hasn't stopped me from doing what I love – riding a bike, solo! 

I literally wore the tires (3 rear tires) off my first bicycle when I was 4 years old. I rode my first RAGBRAI (for you non-Iowan's that's the Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa) with my grandmother and other family members when I was 14. The 2016 RAGBRAI will be my eleventh ride across Iowa.

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Beginning Monday, 3.14.16 I'll be riding 319 mi. (513 km) over the next 4-5 days. 70% unpaved roads, 100% ridable time, 12,846' total ascent with the high point at 7,400' elevation! ​ 

If we can figure out all this mom might be able to upload our progress and some photos.