In 2016, Lin-Manuel Miranda accepted the Tony Award for Best Score and his speech consisted of a sonnet that has remained in my thoughts since that day. “Love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love,” those words describe everything you are about to read.
When the world thinks of 2-time Olympian, Lea Davison, it thinks strong, fierce, and unstoppable. Yet, reflected in the last week was a side of Lea that is stronger than any World Cup performance. That tenacity is her love for her partner and now wife, Frazier Blair.
You can’t be what you can’t see. When I was first introduced to mountain biking, a whole new world and potential future opened before me. In 2000, I stared wide-eyed at the pro women’s short track at the Mount Snow NORBA (a top level U.S national mountain bike race). I had no idea before that moment that women could mountain bike race for a living. I had no idea that it was an Olympic sport and that there was a mountain bike World Championships. It was then that a dream was born. I was determined to race my mountain bike for a living.