Mountain Bike Mike
I had my chance to finally get revenge for the MBM meltdown of 2015... I decided to snap a pic instead... that old dirty bastard is lucky I aint mad about it anymore.. Protect ya neck! Lol
Your support is much appreciated, no amount is too small. Link below and in my signature,
Thanks! Probably my fault for copying the link from my management page.for @stb222 direct page:
for whatever reason, the other link sent me to a log in page
Yes, they are fairly amazing.So we just found out about the Beyond Meat sausages this week, and wow they are fucking ridiculous!
Thanks again everyone that supported me for this ride and especially the peeps from MTBNJ! In the end, MTBNJ folks helped to obliterate my goal of $500 and we raised $995!
The day started out cool and I typically take the first hour of this ride to hang with some survivors that are riding and typically I know a number of them. This year I couldn't find the people i knew, so I soft pedaled for awhile and hung with a group of 10-15, mostly woman. One woman was a two-time survivor from Brooklyn and I rode with her and another woman through the first rest stop. Since this is my local area, and that I know every road, crack, hazard and scenic view, I was these woman's personal tour guide through Hopewell. However, on the first hill after the rest stop, I was going slow and we picked up a group of about 15 people. I honestly wasn't pushing the pace (i swear), at all, and the group was falling off. Before I knew it, I am by myself. I am not sure if they stopped to rest, but the group is no where in sight. So, i decided to motor off and before I descended into Lambertville, I was caught by two guys from Pfizer, a major sponsor of the ride. I ended up riding to the end with these guys. The 65 mile route went back to the hotel and I continued for the 100. Pretty quickly I was going with the 15mph winds and I realized the route was going to be full on headwind for the last 15 miles. So, I circled back through Princeton and picked up the 65 mile loop for the last 4 miles. All and all a good day.
While I do this ride to support my wife, my girls, an aunt who recently had a re-occurrence; numero uno is for my wife's friend who lost her battle with cancer in 2017. R.I.P. Laurie.
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Amen.Sorta wild to think that this blog was started about 18 months after my wife was diagnosed with breast cancer (the trip to Italy was a celebration trip) and here we are 12 years since she became a survivor. Since that time my son is almost a man (14) and what was a Hail Mary at the time turned into my twin girls, who are now 6.
Time is funny sometimes, I have lived 1/4 of my life since then and in some respects it feels like yesterday. Cancer changed my perspective on many thing, mostly in that you need to live life to its fullest. I think I fall short on that some days, but I know most days I feel like I got more out of the day than just punching the clock at work.
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