Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Surprise On-line Donation Today!

First on-line donation in quite a loooooong time. I was pleasantly surprised to see the notification pop up in my email box. Thanks so much to Dan R. for making such a very generous donation. My goal amount is that much closer!!!

NOTE: If you the reader can think of anyone else you suspect might be willing to donate, please don't just sit there. Fire off an email and or better give that person a call... I bet if they do donate, you'll be glad you did! AND if you still haven't donated yourself, what are you waiting for THE RIDE IS A MONTH TODAY!!!!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Super Salon Nuvo Cut-for-a-cure Day!!!

Wow... The crew at Salon Nuvo were really really amazing! Beckie had organized a ton! The $20 haircuts & wash, raffle table, named bicycles in the window, M&M Meats BBQ and protein shakes by the neighbouring nutritional store!!!

People filtered in and out all day. I rode for the 4 hours and thanks to a breeze, it wasn't too bad. Scott B. was there for a few hours and a manager from Best Buy. I had $117.07 in donations which was pretty good considering all the other fundraising things going on.

Everyone was so nice. The team included Beckie, Lou & wife Chez, Amanda, Jessica and daughter Danya & Sherry. Oh and Scott and Stewart from M&Ms... There were other supporters - sorry if I missed someone.

3 local papers took photos and details for their stories. I hope Salon Nuvo gets a lot of promotion because from what I saw they give awesome haircuts - SERIOUSLY!!! :)

At the end of the day after the raffle draw they totalled the money raised. Get this, the salon raised almost $1750!!!!

I'm thrilled and I know they are too. I have $10K coming that's not in my official total so, my donations are over $19200 now...

$800 to go. WICKED!!!

Almost forget they made up special tees. As Scott from M&Ms said, unlike most of the tees he gets they "don't suck!" and he had cyclist wanted to buy them off him :)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Super Saturday for Jodie Schumacher!

What a day riding for Jodie Schumacher. Sarah made up some great sign pieces that were read by interested donors. Sarah also made it for the 4 hours with me - mind you the last hour was tough for yours truely. Thanks so much Sarah!!! Jared was kind enough to drive in from Toronto and hang for 3 of the hours and took the video and some photos I look forward to putting in next year's RWL book.

We were joined by a vivacious Katie then Jen & Wade (Thanks for the awesome donation you two!) who stayed for over an hour and half... easy. I got my first applause ever when I finished. I really appreciated it because I was hurting at the end.

People were generous throughout the day and despite starting in the shade, the majority of time was spent in the sun. Needless to say it was another hot and sweaty one.

It was nice having company. Jodie's mom joined us for a bit which was great! Sarah's parents also popped by and gave an exceeding generous donation!

All in all it was so nice to ride for Jodie. Sarah shared lots of great stories about her.

I think Jodie had a hand in keeping the rain away that started coming down hard just as we were packing up. Thanks Jodie!!! :)

Check out the video and see a glimpse of the day.

Sobey it..catching up.

I wanted to get the pics of the hour rides I did honour of donations. I'm going to try and get back one more time to Sobeys because they were so great!

First hour rode in memory of Dr. Geoffrey Evans for Mandy who made a generous donation on-line. A heart surgeon who knew Dr. Evans was a donour and we chatted a bit. The second hour was for Clifford Hinton. I worked with his daughter Libby. The last hour was in honour of John Spoltore. Scott B. donated very generously on his behalf. Thanks so much everyone!!
This ride took place on July 11th.
Was hot and muggy BUT I was in the shade. :)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

By George he's coming!

Received notice today that George Hincapie (Lance's teammate for all 7 tours & current American Champion) will be attending the ride as well. This was apparently at Lance's request because he thinks the event is pretty cool. Nice...

I would imagine he'll make me feel short LOL...

Monday, July 12, 2010

Ride With Lance video...

First video explaining the ride and one of the high profile participants.

See it here.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Lance's worst day is my best... Wonder what it means?

Just a quick post.

Lance crashed 3 times at the Tour de France / I rode for 3 hours. Looks like Lance's chances for winning the tour are slim / I rode and collected $653.00 in donations my chances for riding on the 28th, pretty much guaranteed. Weird.

Thanks to Sobeys Ancaster!!! I'll be posting video & pics from the day in the next day or so... Rode for 3 different people. I was in the shade but pedalled harder than ever... :)

Friday, July 9, 2010

So So So Sobeys!!!!

Two Sobeys were up for me riding at their stores. One here in Ancaster this Sunday the 11th from 10am-1pm and another in Grimsby on the 14th of August from 12:30-3:30pm. My weekends are getting pretty booked up now. I'll still do a few more Fortinos but that'll be all I'll be able to squeeze in - awesome.

These 3 hour ride will sure prepare me for the ride on August 28th!

You watching the Tour de France? I am and it's so cool to watch Lance and Levi AND listening to Phil knowing I'll be riding and hanging with them!!! (Lance above after stage 6). Cool Livestrong commercial - Nike

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Cool day for donations on a really HOT day!!!

Rode @ Ancaster Fortinos from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Pretty pretty hot and got a bit burnt despite sunscreen. Sweat a ton. Patrons were amazing and I guess felt for me. Had biggest day yet and raised $470.37! I was done at the 3 hour mark - one lady bought me a flavoured water near the end which I really really appreciated (so kind) ... :)

Rode for Bill Bailey all day and will post image or video later.

Did I mention it was hot!!! Thanks Ancaster!!!