Okay, so maybe I don’t have my Nofolk’s and my NorWALK’s straight, but who can blame me after a day like we had on Day 2!
Today was quite an epic day on a whole lot of levels…read on to learn more.
We left Cambridge, MA (home to MIT and Harvard) and pedaled about 75 miles down the road today to Providence, RI. Along the way I saw 1001 beautiful things.
And so it begins…
Our journey starts Saturday morning with breakfast at Whole Foods in Cambridge, MA then it’s off to Providence, RI – a short 85 miles down the road!
As part of my very active fundraising efforts this year, I’ve scheduled a series of “pop-up” training rides around the New Orleans Area to help spread the word about Pablove Across America 2012 and what fighting childhood cancer with love means to me.
Pablove Across America 2012 is almost here! And that means it’s time to kick off another series of updates to this blog! This year, I’ll be riding for 2 weeks, travelling some 1000+ miles from Boston, MA to Raleigh, NC! I can’t wait to support this group again, and hope very much that you’ll consider supporting my fundraising efforts!
This is what happens when someone challenges me to do something they perceive as insane. I rock it, and hand out some cash as well.
I was recently contacted by David Haas who is a blogger for the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance. Mesothelioma is the cancer you get from breathing in crap like asbestos. David asked me to share an article he had written recently regarding the importance of staying fit and healthy while fighting cancer. David’s article is reproduced below. Continue reading
Went out today for a surprisingly long “recovery” ride down the levee to Destrehan. 4 hours on the bike overall, but it felt like nothing – except for that dang headwind blowing in both directions!
It is with a glad heart and a slew of new friends, that I rolled back in to New Orleans today with my buddies from Pablove Across America 2011. We consumed over 600 miles of sweet American blacktop (and quite a few dirt roads) and over 16K vertical feet. We had no major accidents, very few mechanical issues and managed to raise almost $300K for the Pablove Foundation.
Today’s ride saw us traveling through the back roads of southern Mississippi, getting an escort through the Stennis Space Center, sprinting into Louisiana across the Rigolets bridge and welcoming two guest riders into our group for the final promenade into the French Quarter and Children’s Hospital. It was truly an honor to follow Jeff Castelaz, John Bennett and Adam Weber into New Orleans. I was pretty overwhelmed at the site of my beautiful wife and daughter greeting me at the finish line. (Unfortunately, my little boy had to stay in school because our arrival fell right in the middle of nap time at his school).
Friday night, we hosted a party at the WaaM House for all the riders and their families. We served up some homemade sausage and chicken gumbo as well as some other local treats, and washed it down with Sazaracs and a keg of NOLA Brewing Company’s Hopitoulas.
I’m wishing all the riders and crew safe travels back home and can’t wait to see you back on the road for Pablove Across America 2012!
Most especially, I’d like to thank you all for your support and encouragement before and during the ride. I was pushed to my physical limit over the last week, but my mind was always on those for whom we were pushing the pedals around – those young children and families for whom the Pablove Foundation is giving its all.