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Marni Harang, Sugar Land, TX

Marni Harang

Marni Harang 

I am a 60 year old solitary long distance bike rider who does sponsored, supported rides for charity.  I ride around south west Houston and its environs and manage about 150 miles per week.  I also workout in the gym and with a trainer (crazy former Marine guy) for 10 hours a week.  I recently raised $2000.00 for the Coalition Fund for Breast Cancer Research on a 600 mile ride from New Orleans, Louisiana to Memphis, Tennessee.

After taking a 20 mile and hour swan dive off of my bike in late October and breaking 4 ribs and partially collapsing a lung, I am trying to get myself into some sort of condition to do an 1800 mile + charity ride for Heifer International Organization.  This ride will take me from Mobile, Alabama to Niagara, Ontario.  I will be riding with my sister and 25 other women over the age of 50.

Next year, again with my sister and a group of women over 50, I will be doing a transcon along the Southern Tier from San Diego to the east coast of Florida.  I will also be raising funds for charity on this ride.

Favorite pre-ride fuels: McCann's steel cut oatmeal made with yellow raisins and pecans, raw carrots and garlic hummus.

Favorite post-ride fuel: dill pickels, dried banana chips.

Favorite drinks for the ride: accelerade and propel.

Favorite post-ride drinks: a tall iced latte or a cold beer.

Words of wisdom: Judgement comes from experience and experience often comes from bad judgement.

General road biking mantra: "ride, eat, drink, sleep and repeat."

Current aggravation: Texas drivers (who are not biker friendly or even knowledgeable) and non-stop headwinds no matter which direction you are riding.

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