I’ve got a Tour de Cure ride coming up this weekend. Naturally, my bike had not gotten much use over the past…2012. So it seemed prudent to dust off the spokes (and fill up the tires with air) and hop on the WOD for a few miles. A few turned in to fifteen, but it was a necessary, and welcome respite from the insanity that was my work day. It certainly helped decompress a bit and also distract me from the fact that Dayle is still in South Africa until Sunday.
Secondly, the You Can Do This Project is up for a micro-grant from the Diabetes Hands Foundation. Kim has all the details on her blog. Go read her post and be sure to check out the other nominees. There are some fantastic ideas there and it’ll be exciting to see what comes of all of this. Obviously I’m especially invested in YCDT but I wouldn’t be part of the Advisory Team if I didn’t believe in the project and the power of “You Are Not Alone”-ness.
Yesterday I participated in the National Capital Tour de Cure (aka the Ride in Reston). I raised over $600 and rode 20 miles and the duck was there the whole time. I’ve commented before about the awesome-ness of this event and this year was no different. Seeing so many people – Red Riders (riders with diabetes), volunteers, other participants – show up in support of those impacted by this disease is pretty powerful. Riding in and out of Reston Town Center, I was accompanied by cheers and noise makers. People I will never meet cheering for me – what did I do to earn this?
You don’t have to listen to the whole song/watch the whole video, but at least make it through the intro.
My Tour de Cure ride is this weekend. I’ve only been fundraising for a couple of weeks but the amount of support you all have shown is incredible. In these last few days I’m looking for a few extra dollars if you’ve got any to spare.
After weeks of procrastination, I’ve finally registered for my local Tour de Cure event in Reston, VA. If you have a few minutes and hopefully a few dollars to spare, I would appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to hop over to my Fundraising page and consider donating.
It’s always fun to plan out these podcasts each week. I try to factor in what’s going on in my life as well as the communities that I am part of. With my completion of the local Tour de Cure ride, it felt natural to bring on another Red Rider to talk about all kinds of fun things. Lucky for me, I got in contact with the Red Rider. Anthony DiPalma, an ultracyclist, is my guest this week to round out my coverage.
Yesterday, June 20, 2010, I completed my Tour de Cure ride. A big thanks to all of the people who chipped in on my fundraising goal, the people commenting on blog posts offering support and the Twitterbetics out there cheering for me and the other Red Riders that came out.