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Finding Time to Ride

I was stressing over finding time to ride; my family helped me find it.

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By Barbara Aitken Jenkins

As a full-time marketing and communications professional who commutes 45 minutes, I often don’t get home until almost 6 p.m., which means I don’t swing my leg over a saddle until 6:30 p.m.

In the summer months, I ride in the mornings, waking up in the dark, greeting the sun as I began the ritual warm-up. However, this year, as summer blended into fall, morning rides shifted to evening rides. I knew in September and much of October, if I raced home after work, I might get an hour of daylight in the saddle. That was only if it didn’t rain, making the track too muddy. And I dreaded the time change, knowing it would completely derail riding with the sun in any capacity.

But little did I know, my family had other plans.

My dad built an arena light.

Read on about how Barbara and Miss Shiney's family supported them on their way to the Lucas Oil World.