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NAME: Dan Myers FROM: Maumelle JOB: Quality engineer with Caterpillar Inc.

VOLUNTEER JOB: A survivor of synovial

sarcoma, a rare type of cancer that affects soft tissue, he was the chairman of CARTI’s 2019 Tour de Rock. Considering that ride coincided with a 100-year-flood of the Arkansas River and routes had to be altered at the last minute, “it went amazingly well,” Myers said.

I STARTED RIDING: “When I was

relocated to Arkansas for my job, I noticed all the wonderful trails and all there was to do. A friend loaned me a hybrid, and on the weekends I’d go out to get in shape and ride the River Trail. I was well over 300 pounds at the time. CARTI really stresses weight loss. They talk about how being overweight triggers heart disease and diabetes and even other cancers. So I kept riding because I wanted to lose weight. I did that for years. Then I got my first road bike, and as I started to get better, I wanted to venture off the River Trail. I wanted to do more and was ambitious about improving myself. I started joining local groups, like Mello Velo, Rev Rock, Faction and CARVE, and really experiencing the camaraderie in the cycling community. Then one day, I saw some racing and thought, ‘I’d love to do that one day.’ I’ve been racing with Pinnacle Velo for the last year. I won the state CAT 5 time-trial championship this year.”

“WHEN I WAS RELOCATED TO ARKANSAS FOR MY JOB, I NOTICED ALL THE WONDERFUL TRAILS AND ALL THERE WAS TO DO. A FRIEND LOANED ME A HYBRID...” PHOTOGRAPHY: RETT PEEK BIKE ARKANSAS issue no. 11 | 13

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