As detailed in the previous post Coach Did and I have added a Training Ride for this coming Sunday and here's the scoop:
When - 2pm Sunday 5/1
Where - Johnson Park in GR (http://tinyurl.com/johnsonparkride)
How much - 20 and 35 mile (ish) options
Who - You! Your teammates and anyone else you wanna invite!
Why - 'Cuz it's May! 'Cuz it's time to ride! 'Cuz VT is only 12 / Lacrosse is only 14 / Tahoe is only 18 / DV is only 23 / Tucson is only 28 weeks away!
So - I really really really hope to see you there! I'll bring a cooler fulla drinks and a buncha snacks.
Also - there's a really good chance that I'll be meeting BikeFace Originator & past teammate Patti Bills @ Luton in the AM to get some dirt miles in before the ride if you'd like to join us. I'll post details as I have 'em.
So - see you this weekend!
Keep rockin' you rockstars!
Monday, April 25, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
I received an interesting note from a work friend today. He's an IT guy and works in our plant in Toronto. Apparently his sister is a recipient of the "Edmonton Protocol", an islet cell transplant. I'll let you read Scott and his other family member's note. Related, I remember listening to an early transplant patient who visited GR several years ago and will never forget her saying "I never knew how sick I was"... That's always stuck with me.
Scott's relation - "A short but sweet note to let you all know that Tracey stopped taking insulin on Monday evening. She is insulin free for the first time in 30+ years. She feels better each day and looks amazing. We are so very PROUD of her. She has gone through a lot to attain this goal and she's been very brave."
Scott - "Of particular interest to you…. this is a note from my mom about my sister.. she just went thru 2 islet transplants in Edmonton Alberta. She was quite a sick lady prior to this procedure. This has really turned around her life. She was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes as a teenager; she’s now 46. I know that this also impacts your family.. FYI…there is amazing work happening in the research field; the evidence is here."
I have 3 degrees of separation from an islet cell transplant recipient! Ride on friends
Monday, April 18, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
The festival is organizer by West Michigan Ride Team members Tom and Mary Scheidel along with Clay Grueber and Todd Herring. Because of the generosity of sponsors Frames Unlimited, The Gordon Group, and Magic Hat #9 this will be a free show. Donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation will be cheerfully accepted. There is also a silent auction with items from the GR Symphony, Art Museum, Public Museum, Whitecaps, Grand River Grocery, and over a dozen more local businesses.
So please stop by on Saturday. See one or two bands or stay all day. It's promises to be a great day of great music.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Whether you're counting the ride from Ada Park last week or not (and Heather, Kaat & Coach Did have EVERY RIGHT INDEED to count it!!!!) the fact remains that we have another TEAM RIDE comin' up this Sunday - and that is cause for excitement! The season is well-n-truly upon us, folks are back from Spring Break and trips hither-n-yon and the World's Coolest Team will indeed be pumping air into tires, blood into legs and air into lungs to once again tell that a-hole Type 1 that its days are numbered! So - I sure hope to see you @ the Clark's house this Sunday! (Steve-n-Katie's that is). Here are the details: We roll @ 2:00pm so get there by 1:30 to get ready puh-leeze 2 route options - 20-ish and 30-ish miles. Somewhat "roll-y" as I recall. Child care is available - plan on contributing 2 bux per kid per hour if you take advantage of same. (Whatta cool deal!) Katie sez that she will have "some food" - feel free to bring along something to share if yawanna. Annnnnd here's a map! http://tinyurl.com/katieandstevesplace Remember - the more the merrier! If you have riding buds that are still on the fence about joining the team bring 'em along! Okay - that oughta do it. Speaking for Coach Did & the entire Ride Committee we sure hope to see you this Sunday! And I know I say this all the time (like everything else I say) but that;s just 'cuz it's so true - YOU GUYS ROCK! See ya Sunday! Coach MC
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Heather, Kaat, did, hail
Lightning, thunder, thirteen miles
Can't feel toes anymore
By the powers vested in me by my cat and the weird guy who lives in the apartments by our house, I hereby declare that yesterday's team ride was actually the ZEROETH team ride of the season. Boom.