Monday, January 28, 2013

Having a hard time with this

So my uncle who didn't come to see me when I visited in 1986, but who visited here in 2009 and 2010 has a profound influence on me...is dying.....  In December he had to have a kidney removed..apparently "not a big deal"...today he's in hospice and I'm having a hard time with it.  He was soooo full of energy and life...he gave his all.....he made up for not seeing me in 1986.....and now....he's almost gone.  Again, this "ride" is for him, me and all my cancer buddies...I really really hate this disease!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Narrowing it down

http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bikes/road/ruby

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Questions for my California bud Erik!

So I've looked at a lovely Trek bike ($2,900), a gorgeous Argon (full carbon $2,700) and a very lovely Giant Avail Composite 3 (full carbon $1,700)....I have one more shop to check out...what do you think so far?  I'm definitely smitten on the $2,900 Trek, but....it's at Cap's and they're a large chain bike shop...I'd rather  support the smaller shops!  I just don't think I need to spend over 2 grand!!?!?  What's your opinion re:  carbon over aluminum?

I'd rather put the money towards a really good frame, shorts, shoes and all the other accessories...including a wind trainer!

Help!?!?

Monday, January 21, 2013

I said "tomorrow"....

,,,,,and I don't remember what that was about...I guess it was about the ride?!?  I went to another "independent bike store"...I refuse to support the huge chains....and I found another bike I fell in love with...it was cheaper..by $200...what can I say...I have expensive taste!!  It was a full carbon, Argon..more than  I need...but oh so nice!

On a different note........13 miles, 55 minutes.....numb ass...feels so good!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Excited

..willl fill you in more tomorrow...

Friday, January 11, 2013

The bike of my choice.....



To date I've raised $900...in 48 hours....rock on !

Hmmm....

....my emotions are everywhere!  soooo nervous about doing the ride...sooooo excited to do the ride!!!  I was just joking with the hubs and said..."yeah I can just see it.....you'll be there to greet me at the finish and I'll show up with a broken bike, a broken arm and road rash all over my legs...."...too funny!!  But no....gues what folks!?!?!...as a "survivor" I get to have one of those little flaggies attached to my bike....oh shit...I'm going to be a blubbering mess....thanks cancer...thanks Tamoxifen...you both suck!!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Doing the ride...

I don't think the husband has quite settled with this new fact but...I have....160 km....June....from Vancouver to Seattle...and I've settled on a bike...even it's a little more than what the hubs has "settled" on ...hey it's my butt on there for a good 10 hours!!!  I'm doing this for all those that I've met, those I've lost, those I'll meet and those going through this crap...I'm doing this for the Odette's, the Jackie's, the Monica's...I'm doing this for me and my beautiful children...and wonderful husband.

Life is good...life is very good.