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Meet: Jasmine Reese

Meet: Jasmine Reese

Name & age? Jasmine Reese, 27 years old

Where's home? Indiana

What got you started? I wanted to travel, get out of a routine and learn to believe in myself again. Bicycle touring, when I came across the activity on the web, seemed to be the only thing that fulfilled my needs all around. I could travel inexpensively; I could lose weight; I could challenge myself, learning patience, perseverance and self-sufficiency; I could meet tons of people. And ultimately, when all was said and one, I knew I'd be the confident woman I started to lose in the monotony of everyday academic and work life. I thought to myself, if I can accomplish this, then I can do anything I set my mind to. My biggest dream is to be a professional violinist, but I started to lose hope in that dream. Bicycling seemed to rekindle that fire.