Wednesday, September 16, 2009

End of the world as I know it

Today I reached the end of the road as they say. My ride to Denver started in San Diego on Aug 11. I had a great ride there (see below) and an awesome event in Denver.

I left Denver a few days after the 3-Day closed and headed east. I've visited friends and family in Denver, Chicago, Ann Arbor and Boston. I then traveled North East to Bar Harbor, ME where my bike and I rode the high speed ferry 150 miles to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. I've been in NS ever since riding around the island and onto Cape Breton for the Cabot Trail.

Tomorrow signifies the start of my ride home as I round the point of Cape Breton heading for Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Quebec, Thunder Bay and many other places too cold to be riding right now. On or before Oct 1 I will arrive in San Francisco for the 3-Day event there before finally heading home.

Thank you 3-Day walks for allowing me to do the ride I have always wanted to do -- one corner of North America to the Other!

Friday, September 04, 2009

Great company, awesome donation

Most followers know that I ALWAYS have a pink pig on the back of my bike for the 3-Day events. Pink for breast cancer, pig to represent my Harley "hog". You also know I give the pig up for adoption by a walker. I give the pig to a walker who touches me and helps me remember each event uniquely.

A few years ago I bought several as I have troubles finding a pig I like to have as my passenger. I have been using a pig called "Snout" from Aurora Plush Toys (Aurora World) but that little guy is discontinued. While at the event in Denver I contacted Aurora asking where I might find more.

To keep this short, they had no more Snout but had run a promo for an almost identical pig called Pookie. Alas they said they were out of THAT pig too but would check the warehouse. During that time, Mala at Aurora read this BLOG and contacted me immediately. They had found 32 Pookies in the back and wanted to DONATE them to me for these events. Awesome! The pigs were never expensive but combined with the Harley clothes I use to dress them, it put a small dent in what I had available to donate to walkers. Now I have enough little partners for 8 years of events at my current rate. Of course, that could change. :-)

Thank you Mala and Aurora for your very generous donation to Komen for the Cure!

Aurora Plush Toys

Thursday, September 03, 2009

In the wind

I am, as we say, in the wind. A general destination ahead and lots of time to get there makes for some very relaxing riding. With my next event in San Francisco nearly a month away, I am heading out on an adventure. There will be very few BLOG updates during this ride but my Facebook feed will get daily updates and pictures. If you wish to follow me there, please send a friend request to me --