“Get up and move!” After hearing it a million times, Jean, then 300 pounds, finally got up off her La-Z-Boy.
She found out about Terra Trike in a magazine advertisement that featured one of the winners of The Biggest Loser. Browsing bike shop after bike shop, sales associates ignored her –– presumably because of her size –– until she walked into Sun Cyclery where she was greeted with a smile. “The first day I got on it I was so big I could hardly put my feet on the pedals and I rode around the block. I was breathing so heavily, I thought I was going to die.”
Fast forward a few years and Jean joined 1,500 cyclists in the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure. She came in dead last. Tony Williams, the former chair told Jean, “there were people [at the finish line] weeping because you stuck to it.” Today, 200 pounds lighter, Jean stands on what she used to call a hill and now calls a flat surface.