Monday, May 25, 2009

Nugget Article

Fellow North Bay riders Steve, Dave, Jeff, and Greg were interviewed by the local paper. The article, from the May 25 edition, is below.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Check out this post

Don Wright of A Brand New Day blogged a little about my fundraiser. Check it out.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A few recent camera-phone pics

I'm off to the wilds for a week to teach a wilderness first responder course (and the doctor's tomorrow), so I thought I'd get these pictures up. I'm supposed to be packing and tire shopping though!

1. The three of us out for a BBQ at our friends Amy & Andrew & Soren's.

2. Canada's "Cancer Nurse" Renee Caisse (inventor of Essiac) is memorialized in her hometown of Bracebridge. We were there recently for Anna's work.

3. Anna and Matty at the Sudbury Cancer Centre after getting our good news last month!

4. Matty checking out the surroundings while we shopped for a new car seat.

5-6. Baby Days at Mall-Wart.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Enough with the doctors!

Got a phone call from my family physician's office last week. A locum doctor was in, looked at my blood work results from April, and wanted to follow up. I said that I had followed up, with my oncologist. But she says she still wants to see me. I don't like it when doctors call me up out of the blue saying they want to see me. I see her on Thursday.

Monday, May 11, 2009

New bike!

Last Wednesday I picked up a Kona Zing from Kevin at Cycle Works (he doesn't have a webpage, or else I'd link it here). Lisa said I should have it fitted before laying down the cash. Well, I had David the bike-fitting physiotherapist give me a fitting on Thursday, which all went well. Then I rode it back to Cycle Works, asked Kevin if he liked my new bike, and paid him for it. He seemed pained to give it to me at the price he was, but he knows about my Ride to Conquer Cancer. He's not given me a "tax deductible donation" per se, but he's done everything else. So I want to take this opportunity to thank Kevin and Kyle for their help outfitting me on my ride. They've helped with all my bikes, and all my cycling needs since I moved to North Bay. I should just call him my official bike shop.

After laying down my Visa card to Kevin, I took the Zing off for a long ride, down the Kate Pace Way to Callander, then out 94 to Corbeil and Trout Lake, then back to North Bay. Forty kilometers. My butt was numb, as well as my fingers and toes from time to time. Might need to tweek the bike fit. And put in more saddle time. But I figure that two hours for 40 km is acceptable two months ahead of a 200 km ride. Will try to get some action shots with the new bike posted soon.