So I think I have come to a conclusion that it’s a pretty good idea to change commuter tires at least once per season. This particularly bad bald patch is just one of at least 5 threadbare spots on the rear wheel. Managed to stick some cardboard behind it and get myself going again, thanks to John and Christopher, I will never forget that trick.
Guess what I’m doing lunch?
I have started training pretty regularly for the Ride to Conquer Cancer coming up in July, Basically I will be riding from Montreal to Quebec City (about 300KM) over the course of 2 days in support of my friend Katrina who is battling stage 4 lung cancer. I will be riding with her husband Alister, her brother Greg, another of our friends Annie, a buddy from soccer Massimo and about 2000 other cyclists. It’s a pretty awesome journey and all in the aid of the Segal Cancer Centre at the Jewish General Hospital.
Research has come a long way since I lost my grandfather Ben to lung cancer in 1991. When my sister Julie was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s in 2002 after giving birth to my nephew Mathieu, she was greatly aided by advanced detection and immediate chemo and radiation therapy. In her case, the research and excellent facilities made her journey through the treatment to be a more humane one. She has been in remission since 2008 and her own feisty spirit has driven her to keep fighting for her life, running half marathons and giving birth to her daughter Sophie and her son Ben.
For Katrina there are treatments available that can significantly extend her life for several years with only minor side effects. She is in the minority for stage 4 lung cancer. Most people have only a short time. Although there is no cure, cancer research has given her the possibility of prognosis of years rather than months.
So I ask to donate generously by using the link below, I am about halfway towards my goal but the ultimate goal of kicking Cancer’s Ass for good is far close. I’m no doctor or research scientist but I am doing my part in raising awareness and getting fighting fit while doing it, now please do you part too.
Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity.
- Albert Einstein
A colleague sent this today and I thought it was pretty good quote for Geeks & Nerds on Valentines Day.
God Damn that’s accurate… Still, I wouldn/t have it any other way.
It was surprising enough that this actually looks like Bug Ben, but more impressive is that it’s built with 30 year old bricks from when I was a kid. Glad someone is still enjoying them.
Taken on February 03, 2013 at 09:27AM and best viewed here: http://flic.kr/p/dS1w3t