Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
On July 24th my Sister Ruth and I joined Pedal Away Parkinson's this is a 10 Mile bike ride organized to raise money for a cure for Parkinsons Disease.
We did the race on our Footbikes it was great fun and well organized. I think we may join this one each year.
The reason this race is on our list of races to participate in is because our Father passed away in January of 2008 after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease.
Ruth Greensides (my sister) is the race director for the
John D. Hawkes Memorial 5K.
All proceeds go to helping find a cure for Parkinson's Disease.
The 2nd annual 5K will be held on September 26th at Liberty Park, Salt Lake
Please plan to join us for the run/walk or this year she has added a Footbike division.
For more details please visit
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Friday July 10, 2009
Brandy and I joined the madness out on Antelope Island for a ride.
It was madness
To begin with We got stuck in traffic on the way there, and so we started out 35 minutes late, but because there is really only one road that goes to the Island a lot of others were stuck in behind the same traffic.
As we were approaching the marina where the starting point was we heard the sound of heavy rain on the windsheild, but wait that was not rain, but
I have never in all my life seen so many bugs, we were terrified to get out of the car, but a man assured us that once we got onto the road out away from the marina the bugs wouldn't be so bad.
So we braved the swarms for the first mile (about 5 minutes) and then it did get better.
The ride was beautiful rolling hills with a great view of the city lights reflecting on the lake.
The moon peeked out from behind the mountains and made it's way through the clouds into the night sky.
The ride was great, the people were great.
and the bugs were gone by the time we returned to the car
22.85 miles later.
We were the only footbikers to our knowledge on this ride.
We recieved a lot of comments about our bikes
and made a few friends along the way.
Mark your calendars for next year.
A little madness now and then makes you feel alive.
Alive and Kick'n.