Kay is a Colorado cyclist and lives in Boulder. She likes a good adventure and maybe goes a little too far sometimes...

I’m on the 2016 Pearl Izumi Champions Cycling Team and I just took the ‘ass’ out of Ambassador to become an Ambador! So incredibly excited to be on this team and to spread the love of cycling this season with PI!

Here’s the deal: I took Pearl’s pledge challenge, promised to promote cycling and encourage all riders all while wearing this awesome Pearl Izumi kit.

In case you’re curious, here’s the Pearl Pledge:

I will endure.
I will enjoy.
I shall only partake in this crazy sport I love, because I love it.
And I will quit when I quit loving it.
I am a representative of this sport.
As such, I will do my part to take the ‘ass’ out of ambassador.

No matter how goofy somebody looks, I shall not mock.
But I will show respect to everyone I see with a wave or smile or nod.
Maybe even all three.
If it’s not returned, I will not shake my head.
Because I do not know what’s going on in theirs.

I will be inclusive.
Even of the exclusive.
I will encourage the beginner, the professional, and everyone in between.
I will place joy above performance, use my fingers for peace, not profanity, and I will focus on the scenery more than the scene.

I will believe in positive vibes as much as power-to-weight ratios; good karma as much as good form.
Whatever my jersey or bib may say, I know we’re all on the same team.

And when I’m suffering the most, I will remember that this is not life or death.

Even if it is my life.

Endure and Enjoy – Pearl Izumi

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