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Cycling helped bring Bausch back from the brink

Updated: April 13, 2012, 2:04 AM ET
By Jim Caple

Dotsie Bausch pedaled easily and took in the smell of the blooming flowers. She was enjoying an easy ride toward the ocean near her Irvine, Calif., home on a cool but sunny morning, and there was no pain.

She was nearing the apex of her long, incredible journey from illness, and felt nothing beyond the same joy too many people leave behind in childhood: the simple joy of riding a bicycle.

"I love so much about it," she said. "I just love being able to be outside with ...

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