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Joanna Joanna Southerland

Tallahassee, Florida | http://joannasoutherland

Primary Discipline(s) Road Cycling / Criterium, Gravel Cycling
Bucket List RaceJDRF Century Rides across the nation
Post-Race DrinkProtein Shake
Off-Day ActivityRead

I am a grandmother who has ridden 10,000 miles plus per year for many years. I use Stages and have for years on my Colnago and Orbea bicycles. I bike (until Covid) all over the world. I use my thousands of miles on the road to raise AGE awareness and empower women. I can prove to anyone it is possible for women to ride and get stronger as they grow older and feel great! I raise money/awareness for a cure for Type 1 Diabetes through the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. (My elder son, CEO of Team Novo Nordisk, has Type 1 Diabetes.) I don't ride fast but I ride long. I do multiple centuries and metric centuries every year. I love cycling, and Stages has proved to me that many people who have said, "You cannot get any stronger" have been wrong. If I am not outside, I train on Zwift with a smart trainer. I have been a group exercise leader most of my adult life. I still am. I set personal goals. In my community, I put on and support many group ride efforts, as I truly believe exercise is the billion dollar drug infrequently prescribed! Thanks for opportunity!