Welcome to another update on my training, ride preparation, fund raising, and day-to-day happenings. I appreciate all the support and help people have provided. My message is starting to reach beyond my immediate friends and family. I received emails from people who heard about my ride through others or have a family connection to lung disease. Please keep helping to spread the word by forwarding my web site address.
Another stromg week on the donation front included Silver level support from Angela Johnson (2nd year) and Dimensional Concepts, Inc. (Thanks to Sanjeet Harpalani). Generous donations also received from Rob Troska at Vision Technology Services (3rd year), Sharon Petrecca, and Rupinder Singh.
Winter temperatures returned in force the remainder of week and pushed me back inside. Hour long trainer sessions on Wednesday (to classic rock), Friday (to the first part of Grease), and Sunday (to some of the Grammy Awards). Thursday was busy at work and on the fund raising front, but I at least got in a quick 30 minutes. Saturday was my best day with a full 90 minutes (30 miles) to Gary Allan and Bruce Springsteen CDs. I ended up short of goal, but still had 130 miles. A solid 533 mile January. I long for more outdoor rides, but will have to take what I can get.
On a related note, our Trek Across Maine team, Leo's Legacy, won the recruitment incentive prize on Monday for registering the most new riders. The Virginia Lamberts will ride with us again. Thanks Dave, Molly, and Greg. When you are on the Trek Across Maine homepage, scroll to the bottom to see a link to my web site.
Look for my first monthly newsletter next week!