COVID made airway disease both real and frightening for many of us. We learned of "ventilators” and “long-haulers” and maybe feared for family and friends who had other existing conditions. We gained some insight into the tragedy of fighting for every breath, whether through Lung Cancer, COPD, Asthma, or smoke inhalation. I ride to raise funds in the Fight for Clean Air. I ride in memory of victims of lung cancer including my mother who died when I was just 21, and my friend Rory Weinstein struck down in his 50s. I ride because I can, and I love the feeling of my healthy lungs bursting from steep hills and fast sprints. I ride and raise funds in honor of those whose compromised lungs and airways are bursting from getting up from their bed or walking up the stairs. Help me make a difference in their lives.