Starting a New Adventure with Lin Bruce
Who decides not only to take up the sport of cycling at the age of 60, but also commits to a cross-country bicycle trip after having never ridden more than eight miles? Lin Bruce does, that’s who.
Lin Bruce, from Northfield, MN is a late-blooming cross-country bicyclist. Her first transcontinental ride was in honor of her 60th birthday in 1999.
Now an octogenarian, Lin continues to bike. Using the stories of her bicycle adventures as a metaphor for “reaching bigger” in one’s life. Lin encourages people of any age to reach beyond perceived limitations.
When Lin went from biking across town to biking across the country, she shifted the scope of her dreams and expanded her sense of possibility and she is looking to inspire others to do the same by telling you to “Keep at it. You’ll get there!”
In today’s episode, we’re gonna talk about how Lin’s view of getting from point A to point B has changed and what it really takes to find fulfillment in midlife and beyond.
Here is a glimpse at this episode:
[1:50] If Lin had to describe herself, and her life, in one sentence, what would that be?
[2:49] What sign did Lin receive that prompted her to take up cycling as she was turning 60?
[4:48] What kind of training did Lin go through to prepare for her first cross-country bike ride (in 5 months)? And what did she learn as she rode?
[8:03] If Lin could tell her [much] younger self anything, what would it be?
[9:08] What really drove Lin’s decision to take up cycling at the age of 60?
[16:00] What is one assumption that isn’t true about Lin?
[18:18] What is the biggest lesson Lin learned on a ride?
[22:10] What is Lin’s favorite quote that keeps her moving?
Read the transcript HERE
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Links Mentioned in this Episode:
Connect with Lin!
- Website: YesIThinkICan
- Blog: Lin’s Bike Notes
- YouTube: Lin Bruce Limericks
- Email: Lin@yesithinkican.com
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