Dear Mr. and Mrs. Morgenstern,
Nancy was one of the first people
I met who bike raced. We met in Central Park one wintry weeknight.
We were the only
women riding that night, and I approached
her and introduced myself. We rode almost every night together that winter.
That spring, she asked me to join her bike team. I was so excited. Nancy
and I traveled to many races together and had so many good
times. One memory comes
to mind: Killington stage races is a difficult multi-day stage up in Vermont.
Last summer, in one of the races, my water bottle popped out after hitting
a pothole. We were only halfway through the race and I had no fluids. Nancy
offered me some of her water. She got me through the race and I was so grateful.
Nancy had a powerful presence
and you always knew she was around. Riding through the park,
especially in the evening, I would
see Nancy riding in
front of me.
She had a particular riding style. I could always spot her a mile away.
I currently attend an Orthodox
Jewish university, and the first night I met Nancy, I found out
her brother attended the same
university. I frequently
asked Nancy about the orthodox religion and she loved that I was so interested.
cracked her up.
I miss Nancy so much.