Monday, June 17, 2013

What a ride

More to come on this story, but this is me with my riding partners Jonas Patterson (left) and Thomas Daley. Thomas rode the Transrockies Mountain Bike race with Johnny in 2004. Jonas is his stepson. Thats a high def camera on my helmet which I wore for parts of the ride. Bro in law Brian bought that for me.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

With Tom at the finish line


235 km in 9 hours over 2 days.

Overall average 25 kph

Brunch picnic

At Lunch stop after 70 k before 10am

Saturday, June 15, 2013


Thomas and Colleen

Our friends Tom and Colleen at the 1/2 way camp. Averaged 24 kph for the first day - 123k.

At 71k on day one

Right after lunch, Tom gets a flat. This is him and his stepson Jonas taking care of it in 3 minutes.

1/4 way: lunch on the first day with Thomas and one of our fans


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Ride to Conquer Cancer is looming

I admit that I feel unprepared for this upcoming 250km, 2-day bicycle ride to Seattle from Surrey, BC. I have a great riding partner, my friend Tom, who is a great mentor and guide, and an experienced rider. He is almost 15 years older than me and hugely fit.

I am also reminding myself daily that this is a doddle compared to facing cancer.

Big thanks to my generous friends and family for donating to my cause snd seeing me on may way.

To distract me from this upcoming challenge, here's a picture of a little bird that came and sat on my shoulder while I was at a meeting at Starbucks today. He walked all over my back and shoulders and wouldn't be dislodged for 20 minutes. Sat there chirping loudly into my ear. I got up and walked back to my office about a block away and he rode on my shoulder the whole way whereupon a gentle wave from my colleague got him to fly away. Not until, of course, he left a delicate little poop on my sweater, in between my shoulder blades.