Trek Women
July 17, 2008

"Post Script"

Lsc20email20image1 If you haven't noticed by now, I want you to know that it is more important these days for me to enjoy every experience I can.  I know my limitations, and strengths and that being said I try to remember that when I experience new challenges, I take away the whole package and find something good in all of it.  That's not to say I don't analyze and maybe find room for improvement, whether I can change that part of it or not.  Since I helped to raise a great deal of money for the LAC Cancer Fight, I have earned the privilege of providing feedback to the event organizers.  The Lance Armstrong Challenge, I suppose as any event of this magnitude attracts many different kinds of participants, at all different levels.  I saw many "Elite" athletes including Lance with his own group of riders, as well as many professional teams. 

What inspires me, are the other riders I saw and spoke to that wanted to pay tribute to a friend or loved one by pinning "That Name" on the back of their shirt.  These people set out to ride and probably expected to heal part of a broken heart by doing what they thought they could do within their effort level.  I remember in particular one woman along the way that was riding pretty much by herself.  I spoke to her at one of the power stops and she told me she was riding for her Mother who did not survive her cancer battle; this young lady was having quite a struggle. emotionally and physically.  I worried about that girl because I didn't see her at the end of the day.  I hope she came away with the same feeling that I did; that by being there, showing up, raising money and giving all the love she could muster on that bicycle, that she deserved to be there just as much as the pros.  A dollar is a dollar and for a good cause, it all spends the same way.  Good Job Sister.

By the way, I am still looking for the connection cord to my camera so I can send along some pictures.  I'll get organzed again one of these days.

Come Ride With Me.

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