Meet Two More Racers – Alex and Cory

Here’s a couple more folks we’d like you to meet – both with the right attitude.

Name: Alex Man

What is your age?  41
What inspired you to enter the Actif Epica bike challenge?

I live in the prairies, I love riding my mountain bike…might as well match the two conditions up!

Can you tell us something interesting about how you are preparing, or something interesting you have experienced while preparing?

I’m not really prepared!
What would you like to say to everyone who thinks you are crazy for attempting this challenge?

I can eat more than you.

 

Name: Cory Pratt

What is your age: 41

What inspired you to enter the Actif Epica bike challenge?  

My inspiration comes from a diabetes diagnosis, and a nicotine habit. I decided that I had to make some big changes or die young!!! I am no longer on any meds for my diabetes, and I no longer smoke!! I got to here by running. I made a transition into endurance sports and have never looked back since. My fave quote is, “The human body has limits, go find them! ”

Can you tell us something interesting about how you are preparing, or something interesting you have experienced while preparing?  

This has been my first year of bike commuting year round. I actually really am enjoying it, and I feel a huge sense of pride doing it. Before I found out about this race I was already starting to get ready for another race, The Ice Donkey. Something really neat that I have uncovered while training for the Actif Epica race is the huge cycling community inWinnipeg. It is such a unique culture, and I am glad to be pedaling into it. I have pretty much gotten to the point of thinking that if I come across someone running or biking in a blizzard, I probably know them!

What would you like to say to everyone who thinks you are crazy for attempting this challenge?  

“What ifs are lame, I dids are way cooler!!!”

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