On February 12, 2011 I was supposed to ride a Century Bicycle Ride (102 miles) with my “Team In Training” group for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in Palm Springs, but my ulnar nerve had a different idea. For me, there will no bicycling for six weeks after my surgery.
Out of commitment and gratitude for my Leukemia & Lymphoma Society donors, I rode 102.86 miles on Saturday Jan. 22 after our Team in Training rode 81 miles; I did an additional 21.86 miles through Marina Del Rey, Venice, Santa Monica, and Brentwood and then back to Playa Del Rey’s Lagoon Park. Patty LaVigne and Chris Trent from Team in Training rode with me. Judy and I (with my left arm bandaged) will be with our “Team In Training” team to support them on February 12 in Palm Springs at the Tour De Palm Springs.
I rode Saturday January 22, 2011 to fulfill my commitment to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, to thank those who made donations to the LLS cause, and to remember those individuals and family members who have struggled against Leukemia and Lymphoma. You will see the names of people inscribed on a bracelet which I had made and wore at my Century Ride on Saturday. I read their names aloud to my team before we rode off at 8:00 a.m.