Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Ginger Ninjer - Better Than a Good Person-

Someone once told me, "at the end of the day, you are remembered not for how many ski races you won but for the kind person you were".

With Carla -aka "Ginger Ninjer", this rings true more than ever.  She was one of the BEST people I have ever met.

When I think of Ginger, I don't think of bike racing or results.  I remember the time we spent together off the bike.  I remember her smile, her thoughtfulness, her laugh.  I remember her being Robin's "bike wife" and making her breakfast.  I remember talking about family, about training, about loving life. I remember hanging out, drinking coffee after Philly (she was drinking some kind of red smoothie drink).  I remember the funny names we came up with for her new Twitter account.  The list goes on.

Carla was one of the best people, if not the best, I have ever met.

She sent me a postcard from India.

Carla was an A-MAZING bike rider.  But when I think of her, I remember the person she was.

I knew Carla as a friend for less than a year.  She made a big impact.

Thank you for enhancing my life, Ginger Ninjer.

I'd attach a picture of her, but I don't have one.  Bummer.

3 comments:

NinjaPonyDad said...

Sweet rememberance. I never met her, but it is painful to lose such a young talented person. A loos gor the entire community, my heart goes out to her family and friends.
May you find peace.

lorijanssen said...

I'm sorry Alison, and I am glad for you to have had such a friend.

Gabe said...

I witnessed y'all race the St. Paul Crit in the Nature Valley Grand Prix last summer...

Carla Forever