My name is Nicholas Neville I was diagnosed with Temporal Epilepsy when I was thirteen. I would go about two years between grand mal seizures which in many cases would cause me great pain including dislocating my shoulders. Fortunatley when I got in my early twenties they were pretty much controlled by medication. I always had a desire to go on long bicycle adventures but was always held back by fear and bouts of depression. In 2009 I watched a documentary that got me fired up it was titled "Ride the Divide" it was about a self supported bicycle race from Banff Canada to Antelope Wells New Mexico. The struggle and perseverance of the competitors really inspired me. However without my faith in Christ I do not believe any of these instances would have fallen into place, God has truly blessed me. In July 2017 I will compete in my first self supported endurance race in Oregon called the Steens Mazama 1000, my goal is to conquer my fears and help to inspire others that no matter the struggles they are facing they to can persevere. According to Nathan Jones the race creator "The Steens Mazama 1000 is a fully self supported mixed terrain race around Oregon. Racers are expected to carry all of their own equipment and navigate the route completely under their own power. The rules are near identical to the Trans Am or Tour Divide. It’s a modern, back of the envelope, bikepacking ultra-marathon (Jones,2015)".
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Jones, N. (2015). The Steens Mazama 1000. Retrieved February 13, 2017, from http://www.steensmazama1000.com/
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