Murrieta cyclist readies herself for a race across America

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Murrieta resident Jen Orr, middle, is spending much of her time this year preparing for a 3,000-mile cycling race that will take her from Oceanside to Annapolis, Maryland, in 2020. Courtesy photo
A local cyclist is preparing for what will be an extraordinary journey that will test her physical limits, mental toughness and commitment. It will be a huge test for Murrieta resident Jen Orr, who has only been cycling since she took up the sport in 2010, when she decided to sign up for her first triathlon. “Although I had already been doing some running and swimming, once I started spending some time on a road bike, I quickly found that cycling was my strength and something that I enjoyed more than the other two sports,” Orr said. She continued competing in triathlons for several years, completing multiple Ironman races. By 2017, Orr was burned out on the long hours of training for three different sports. That’s when she decided to just focus on cycling, and to do it for fun
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