I started this blog as a place to write about about moments of cycling that I have loved and also about bicycles themselves. At its most literal, Swanoretti On A Bicycle is a reference to me on a bicycle, a ballerina and the light fleetness that is a road bike working together, like one machine although there are two–the body and the bike.
As I was getting into this blog, writing short posts here and there, I won a bicycle design contest sponsored by Giant Bicycles and the Young Survival Coalition. So I started to write about my experience of having breast cancer at 39, and how I took up cycling, and what it was like to win the design contest. There are a number of posts about those experiences here and I hope that many people are helped by reading my story and finding some kinship as they make their own ways through the devastation that is illness, especially when it comes earlier than might be expected in one’s life.
Around those experiences, I remain as true as I can to writing about whatever inspires me at the moment– athletes, artists, men, women, people everywhere, working, thinking, and moving through life, dancing, cycling, living, breathing, all of the above. That’s my story and this my blog. Enjoy. Emily Gresh