Meet Peter Deferse
Hi, my name is Peter Deferse and I’m 10 years old and my first RTR was last year and this year will my second. How I learned about RTR was because of Ms. Dee she was my bike team director. When she was my team director the Denver Post called her and they talked and she got hired to be the tour director of RTR & PtP. So she left the team and let us go to RTR then PTP they were both very fun and tiring.
How I’m preparing for RTR is by practicing with my team the Front Rangers Cycling Club, for road biking so I get better at riding on the road. Also I’m practicing with Avout Racing for mountain biking to get better at riding on big hills. Sometimes I do the Cherry Creek Time Trial which the road is so bumpy that it will prepare me for the road straps. Every Wednesday I do mountain bike practice and the best thing about up hills is I get to ride down them on the way back.
I am really excited to be a Peak Pedaler because I get to talk about me and not someone else. Another way I’m preparing is by remembering that there is probably a Honey Stinger waffle at the next aid station. The last way I’m preparing is by embracing myself for Larry’s corny jokes. I like RTR because it’s fun, the people are nice, and the good food. So if you’re reading this and you haven’t signed up you should do it now and if you don’t want to bike you can always volunteer too!