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Ride to Conquer Cancer

Posted in Editorial with tags , on December 27, 2012 by JonH

Training for the 2013 Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer begins today.

Why today? Well, I need to start losing my Christmas belly, and it seemed like as good a time as any. I’ve got work to do.

The plan is to lose 27 pounds by June 1. That’ll bring me down to 185 lbs. This seems like a reasonable weight to carry over 200 kilometres.

I’m hoping to blog about my efforts to get there.

Anyhow, check out my Ride to Conquer Cancer page and help out if you can with donations, advice, and/or comments.

Go get 'em, pops!

Go get ’em, pops!


Fundraising for Cancer Research on June 25 and 26

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on February 10, 2011 by JonH

For those of you following the blog hopefully you’ve had the chance to read about my experiences with long distance bike rides.

Well, this June I thought I’d ramp things up considerably and take part in the Ride to Conquer Cancer. This two day ride leaves from Calgary on June 25 and meanders the highways and biways of Alberta’s foothills, and into the Rocky Mountains. Day one ends with camping and entertainment, and, if good fortune smiles upon my partner and me, a shower. After what I think will be a relaxing evening under the stars we’ll be back on our bikes for day two. The ride is around 200 kilometres. This will easily be the longest ride I’ve ever taken part in. I’m feeling pretty good about it.

I have to admit I don’t know much else about the ride. I’ve glossed over important things like where the ride ends, whether or not we need to pack tents, and what we’ll need in terms of support (i.e. what happens if I pop a tire, that sort of thing), but all of that pales in comparison to the excitement I’m feeling over the prospects of undertaking this ride. It’s a personal challenge, but more importantly I feel it’s a small gesture as a means to remember the people in my life and the lives of friends and family that have lost loved ones to cancer.

If you would like to help me and my riding partner, Matt Jaffray reach our fundraising goals, or if you just want more information, please visit my Ride to Conquer Cancer web page.

Thanks and peas out!