the reason why this photograph means so much to me is that it symbolizes my fight to ride again. three years ago, i had a really bad bike crash. i actually had a doctor refuse to perform surgery on my shoulder, because he said that as i am a lady, i wouldn't want to have ginormous scar on my shoulder. after getting a second opinion, it turned out that my collarbone was in fact stuck behind my shoulder, parts of the bone were shattered, and i had a stage 5 ac separation. because that first doctor decided i shouldn't have a scar, my collarbone disintegrated and will never connect to my shoulder again. i spent 3 years off the bike and just started riding again because of my injuries. i can't put into words how amazing it is to be back.