From the Daily Camera
Shortly after finishing her degree at the University of Colorado, Cat Johnson ventured into the working world.
It wasn't quite what she -- or her parents -- imagined, though.
"I was a bike messenger," she said. "I had to ride all day, every day. I took it as an opportunity. I didn't take it super, super seriously, but I did find that I have this love for cycling, as well.
"It was kind of a fun way to make the transition to cycling."
Years later, she has turned that love into a passion. Today through Saturday, Johnson is competing at the Nature Valley Grand Prix in Minnesota. The Grand Prix is a five-day stage race pitting some of the top racers in the country in a team-oriented format.