With now only 3 weeks to go until we are riding our bicycles 380 kilometers from Kelowna to Delta in one day, I just wanted to post a brief status update on my progress with the Ride2Survive.
Training has been very good overall and in many ways has been given us glimpses in what the actual ride day might be like. We had many very nice weather days and also some real brutal ones. Just two weeks ago we rode some 150k in Burnaby and the North Shore, capping it of with a climb up Cypress Mountain. All day the weather was kind of iffy and when we started Cypress it started to rain. On the top we had something like 3*C and sideways rain. But the next week we rode 250k to Whistler and back in beautiful sunshine.
So whether it be a long day in the saddle or the harsh elements or just having a rough day or a little bit of all, every pedal stroke is a reminder of why we are doing this in the first place: to raise funds for much needed cancer research and prevention through one of the worldwide leading organizations in this field, the Canadian Cancer Society.
If you have meant to sponsor me but haven't gotten around to it yet, or are simply looking for a great cause to support, please go to http://ride2survive.kintera.org/2012/klaus/ to donate securely online. And remember: 100% of your donation goes directly to cancer research! All donations from the Ride2Survive are not used for administration or putting on the event. The costs and efforts for organizing the Ride2Survive are covered by the riders, the volunteers, and some wonderful organizations supporting us.
Thank you so much for your compassion and generosity!
I'll make sure to let you all know how the ride on 23-June went.