RAD Monika on a RAD mission
I have lived in five countries, played U.S. collegiate Volleyball, obtained two Masters in nuclear weapons and sports, worked with diplomats and former presidents, had a stint of professional bike racing in Europe, rode solo across half of Spain with nothing but a little bag, finished the 500km Trans Iowa gravel race third overall and completed the 2650km Haute Route Triple Crown as the only woman in 2017.
For the adventurous thrill to discover new places, for the sensation of absolute freedom when creating my own path and for the incredible feeling to push beyond my own imagination of possibilities.
I am so passionate about living the adventure that I left my management consulting job and moved with only my bike bag to a new country where I didnt know anyone and didnt speak the language.
This experience – to be able to achieve anything as long as you put your mind to it – has become my mission, igniting the inner fire in others to create their own paths, to go for their adventure and to dare to do it.
Finding the job in life that you are most passionate about is not very easy. It took me a long time and many tries.
I never found it.
So I created it.
Thanks to Mallorca Zeitung to talk about my life journey from studying nuclear weapons to inspiring others to ride bikes.
Be the creator of yourself!
2650km. 62500m of climbing. 21 days.
Last summer, I completed the Haute Route Triple Crown, a three week 2650km cycling challenge with over 62500m of climbing. As the only female among 22 racers I aim to inspire specifically women to dare to take on big challenges.
The Vuelta Ride
This summer, I will be riding the entire 3300km Vuelta a Espana route shortly before the professionals to inspire others, especially women, to rides bikes, to explore the world and to challenge themselves.