Life Without Lupus - Wheels for a Life without Lupus: The Netherlands, Australia -?!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Netherlands, Australia -?!!

How on earth our Lupus friends from the hinterlands found us is exactly why I decided to launch this Ride with a NASCAR connection. I know there are more out there from the people my daughter and I spoke with at the Race on Saturday. With 15 weeks to go until the Ride begins, the energy behind the people I'm meeting is building tremendous interest. Sign up with the other 50 people that have are already checking in to keep up. My goal is 1,000 sign-ups by racetime. And, we haven't even started buzzing in NY or along the route I'm taking (I know, I know, the map will be done soon!).

Much to do for our Lupus friends to connect them with answers and help. Oh, and I found those hills I was looking for on Sunday - the legs carried a nice long burn all day. I spun it out a bit this morning and, by tomorrow, there will be new hills and roads to climb, and Sunday's memories will be buried with new energy, for sure. Weird - I was sitting at a traffic light on Friday night around 930pm with my bike all lit up and some guy stopped to tell me that he was on the board of the bike company that owns the bike I'm riding (Serotta). Small world.


Blogger Angie said...

The east coast, and then onward! Can't wait to plan the travel route. Love you,

August 12, 2008 8:01 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

Your energy, enthusiasm, and passion are amazing. I am glad you are on my team!! Can't wait to get updates during the ride.

August 12, 2008 9:52 AM  
Blogger Adriana Josina said...

Here are the Netherlands again to say "Hello and go for it Chris!" Google Chris! So I found the SLE Lupus Foundation and they'd send 'Newsletters' as you might know. And they did send me the info about your cycle-trip.
I'm so grateful I found the Foundation and due to them I found lots of video's on YouTube. I've learnt more about Lupus through them all than any doctor has told me here. Or has time to tell me....
I was overwhelmed by the attention for Lupus. Bbecause its almost impossible to learn people here what Lupus is.
Do you plan to post a map of your cycle trip before you start your trip?
Anyway, I keep in touch and check your blog regurly from now on.

Can't wait, as Robin for updates during the ride.
Love you for doing this,

August 20, 2008 5:37 PM  

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