Archive for May, 2006

Thanks

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

Hey All,

Wow! Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of my friends and family, we raised $1,020.01 for the American Diabetes Association. That made me the 3rd most generously sponsored rider on our company team. The team captain thanked me personally after the ride, and I extend that thanks to you as well.

Ahhh… the ride. Guess I should learn not to listen to my co-workers. Was getting scared based on laments of “big hills both ways” as reported by my co-workers who did the ride last year. Some people drove the route for this year and said there was a giant hill at the end that was “killer”. Since the ride was in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Rog and I did two weekend rides in preparation, one so grueling that we both had dry heaves from exhaustion and dehydration near the end. Did the ride on Sunday (in the rain). It was so flat, I didn’t have to shift gears until the very end. The “killer” hill at the end… had to shift down one gear for about a third of a block.

Anyway, here’s a shot of me (on the left) leaving the starting point with my friend Robbin.

Scott in Skin-Tight Lycra

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2006

OK. Sorry if you’re eating breakfast in front of the computer and the image suggested by the title of this post upset your stomach. I won’t necessarily expose you to the horror, but I am participating in the annual Tour de Cure bike ride to raise money for the American Diabetes Association. Everybody on my team wears these skin-tight Lycra biking jerseys with the company logo. Not looking forward to that!

I think this is a pretty worthwhile cause because diabetes is quickly becoming a worldwide epidemic and impacts so many people in a huge way. As many of you know, my Mom was a Type 1 diabetic and suffered for much of her too short life trying to manage it. She died of complications of diabetes from an infection as the result of having her leg amputated due to poor circulation. My Dad has Type 2 diabetes and struggles every day to control his blood sugar. Anyway, enough of this serious stuff, that’s not what this blog is for!

Anyway, if you’d like to sponsor me by donating to the ADA please see this link for how you can do so.