Riding bicycle and climbing mountains to meet and interview fellow survivors!
Sharing our stories to give hope and inspire others.
Life is good right now. My kid is going to a really good school has has been having really good days! The school has high expectations and she is really learning and claims that there are no bullies. What more can you ask for? Getting her out of her old school really makes me feel good, but I sure miss her. I'm trying to drop weight from my bike, but I have to bring an Xbox 360 on my ride so we can play Minecraft and other games online together. It will be nice to build a world together while I'm exploring the world while being able to voice chat together.
I leave Portland in a few days for Phoenix to start the second greatest adventure of my life, the first was having a kid. I feel honored to have the support of so many friends and followers. Having cancer was hard for me and I spent many years in darkness and pain and to be able to head out and ride my bicycle around the country is amazing, to be dreaming again is everything. I have health problems and can't eat very well, my life has been hard and it has been hard on the people around me. To many what I'm doing is unthinkable. Maybe they are right. An acquaintance recently told me that a ride like this could not even be considered without a large amount of money, I have no money. It would have been so easy to listen to the many voices of reason, voices from doctors, and good friends who are living the dream, people who surly they know what their talking about. My voice tells me I can do this and that doing this will do amazing things for my life, the life of my family, and the lives of so many facing and living with cancer. A hundred miles or a hundred thousand miles, just being able to dream about doing this is such a big step for me. Thank you for giving me everything. Thank you to the voices who believed in me.
You can also do it by just walking out your door and just walk around the block. That's how i turned my life around just a few years ago. I got up and then up again and again. Cancer sucks, but you can get up! I look forward to seeing you on the road.
I want to send a special thank you to Ensure for helping fund this ride and by providing Ensure to drink while riding to keep me healthy and moving down the road. #AlwaysBeYou #sponsored #Ensure
My first time riding up Larch Mt. It's kind of a big hill at 20ish miles and was a major accomplishment for me. That is my road bike that was my wonderful companion through many years of pain and awesomeness. If only I been riding a recumbent back in those days!
Life is good!