Monday, June 21, 2010


The post I had in mind took on a life of its own this weekend, right under my nose, as not 1 but 3 fellow AIDS riders came to Seattle to raise the bar on cycling for a good cause.

On Sunday, Scotty completed the first of 4 century rides (that's 100 miles each!) in the Livestrong Challenge Series for cancer research. Follow his journey on to San Jose, Philadelphia and Austin and his goal to raise $5000 for cancer for the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

This morning, Chad and Toby departed Seattle over our most scenic local, mountain pass training route for the Big Ride - the really BIG RIDE Across America. So far, they've raised over $12,000 for the American Lung Association and will be pedaling (er, peddling?) to increase that amount on their 7 week journey to Washington, DC.

Would cancer or lung disease be cured without their efforts? Perhaps. But I tip my helmet to anyone willing to sacrifice their own comfort - of body or pocketbook - to lighten the load of another.

"Do all the good you can,
by all the means you can,
in all the ways you can,
in all the places you can,
at all the times you can,
to all the people you can,
as long as ever you can."
                         - John Wesley

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