ⓋEGAN + PACEMAKER POWER -- Medtronic dual-ventricular cardiac pacemaker, fueled by high carb, low fat, low protein, plant based nutrition. Ⓥ Train and eat smart, monitor your heart. MY STORY... I never thought I would ride my bicycle again. I was on a low-carb (Atkins diet) trying to lose a few pounds. It was 2010 while on a training ride that I collapsed alongside of the road with third-degree heart block. Pacemaker implant surgery followed and today I'm 100% pacemaker dependent. I never gave up, I continued to fuel my cycling obsession with daily training rides on my mountain bike. Since my pacemaker was implanted I'm blessed and proud that I have been able to ride over 20,000 miles and climb over 2 million feet of elevation gain. In July of 2015 I changed to plant-based (vegan) nutrition and have found great success both on and off the bicycle. I went back to school and received my certificate in plant-based nutrition from Cornell University. If you’re looking to lose weight and better your performance on the bicycle, plant-based is the the way to go. I have experienced a long list of health benefits by going plant-based. For “Daily Veg-spiration” and facts about plant-based nutrition, follow me on Instagram @Bionic_Vegan SPECIAL THANKS TO Baghouse The Industrial Team, Cosby Oil Fuels, Team Swolen Active Wear in Anaheim, Incycle in Chino, Wahoo Fitness, G's Cyclery in Whittier, Sandia Seed Co, Haunted Hotel in Tombstone ~ New sponsors are welcomed. I want to thank everyone that follows me here on Strava. Your kudos, comments and continued encouragement mean a lot to me.
|Total Time||2481h 50m|
|Total Elev Gain||2,283,625ft|