Hey! Red Rider!

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.

I decided to wear my Red Rider jersey from last year’s Tour de Cure, mostly for the pockets on the back of the jersey.

Tangent: Who thought of that? That person is a genius!

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For Your Consideration

I’m closing in on the date of my local Tour de Cure and I still have a ways to go on my fundraising effort. If you can chip in, even just $10, I appreciate your consideration. And who had the bright idea to sign up for 50 miles? Really?

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.

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I’m on a Bike

Not a boat.

I Ride With Diabetes

I Ride With Diabetes

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?

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(Podcast) The Ride of Your Life

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.

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