Steve Halligan Our Vibrant Living chef, gardener, maintenance guy and so much more is living his biking dreams getting to ride the divide 2017.
On my dream adventure
Chasing my dream
Living the dream
Tour Divide time is here ,
Seeds were planted years ago
They germinated and became a force
I knew quickly ,I had to do this race ,this ride, this personal quest
I was hooked
Hanmer springs ,NZ
Perfect base for training and epic long rides amongst the mountains and river valleys.
I am truly grateful
This will be my biggest meditation
Every single moment
Every single day
Present moment focus .
I am both nervous and excited now ,
days away from spinning out of Banff,Canada
A journey to enliven the senses
A personal challenge, physically and mentally.
A journey through immense landscapes
Connected with the animals, nature and the elements .
I will ride the trails on a wave of discovery
Thank you to all for your support
Thank you family in the Emerald isles
And my Vibrant family in Hanmer Springs,NZ
See you all soon.
Steve Halligan ( Written on the plane June 5th 2017 )
Steve's Epic Ride is Proudly Sponsored by Vibrant Living Retreat in Hanmer Springs, New Zealand.
Leading up to Tour Divide for Steve.
In 2016 Steve rode the 1st ever Tour Aotearoa 3000km cycling event from top to toe, north to south of New Zealand. Due to a knee injury he had to pull out much to his annoyance and disappointment a few days into the cycling event. He returned to Hanmer Springs accepting his faith and licked his wounds 'so to speak' for a few weeks until he was all healed and amped to complete what he had started.
In his great dedication to complete what he had started, he then returned to where he left off the Tour Aotearoa a few weeks previously, which was just north of Wellington city. At this stage the event was officially over, but not for Steve; he wanted to complete his commitment to cycling the 3000km. He did so with great satisfaction and with a even greater commitment to his own cycling rhythms and inner guidance while also embracing the lessons learnt and the resilience earned.
In February 2017 Steve rode his 3rd Kiwi Brevet cycling event in New Zealand which is 1100km from east to west from Blenheim to Nelson on a circuit route, on this event he came in 1st place. Now he just had to quadruple that in a few months time on the Tour Divide.
So here we are Tour Divide 2017 time and Steve is on his bike riding the divide in his element. We at Vibrant Living know he is content with his biking tribe of fellow endurance riders and enthusiast aiming to stretch there limits while embracing the every day challenges and triumphs ahead of them.
Woohoo for all those adventurous spirits saying the big YES to follow their dreams and live their passions full out.