I am Lynne Ashdown, author of One American Woman Fifty Italian Men. I cycled as the only woman with fifty-four Italian men, from Verona, Italy, to Warsaw, Poland, a distance of almost 1000 miles. We did this in ten days, averaging 100 miles per day. I was fifty-two at the time. A recreational cyclist, I’d only done two 100 mile rides, and none back-to-back. Please see my website for more about this true story. Read More »