Inspired to Ride

Published 07/18 2013 11:54AM

Updated 07/22 2013 09:55AM

It's safe to say 43 year-old Tracy Reich loves to go the extra mile.

"I try to push it, people tell me, 'Ah many you are crazy,'" he said.

But it's that crazy attitude that's led him to where he is today, a place doctors say can be described as a miracle.

When Reich was 18 years old a car accident nearly killed him. In fact, he was in a coma for 17 days.

"He sustained a significant fracture of his femur, and on top of that had significant head and chest injuries and had bruising in his brain that resulted in severe cognitive changes," said Dr. Stephen Farmer, who treated Tracy after the accident. 

Now years later doctors are still amazed at Tracy's recovery and he says it's thanks to his father's motivation.

"My father being ex-military and all I think, just kind of 'well if you want to walk, just walk,' and that was what got me going, challenges," said Reich.

And it's challenges that have steered him to this years hotter 'n hell hundred, riding every single mile.

Hundreds of people are just like Reich, with inspiring stories motivating them to ride the hotter 'n hell hundred, so join us.

In less than 40 days folks will pedal through the hotter 'n hell hundred finish line, what's motivating you?

Follow Lindsey Wopschall and all the others who are sharing their stories.

Because like Reich we all ride for a reason, even if that reason has changed throughout the years.

"More than anything else to prove to my boys that their dad wants them to know that they can do anything if they put their minds to it," Reich said.

Join the conversation and tell us why you are riding. Follow on facebook with Lindsey Wopschall or on twitter, #Inspiredtoride.

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