Monica Howe grew up in suburban Texas. Her dad was "a very serious roadie," a Spandex-wearing road cyclist. She started riding with him. They would load their bicycles in the car, drive out into the country and ride. She paused. "It never occurred to me to think of the bicycle as transportation."
Today, "My whole life is about the bicycle," she said. "I have to work to make time for anything else. I dream about this stuff."