Life Without Lupus - Wheels for a Life without Lupus: March 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Check out this wonderful blog post from Sandy Robinson at!

"Chris' goal with running his website and blog is to educate people on Lupus and to gain support for much needed research. Through Chris' cycling efforts he wants to raise a lot of money to help find a cure...I know right now that times are tough and that there are many people out of work. My husband hasn't had steady work for months. But if everyone reading this could donate just $1 - imagine how much that would add up to! You can click HERE to donate."

Her blog is a terrific resource for people with lupus and other chronic illnesses.

Thanks Sandy!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A Month and a Day

The training is almost over and the record attempt prep is well under way. It's astonishing how much work is going into the 24 hours - sponsor gathering, public relations, plus water bottles, boxes of clif bars, jerseys, 5 ipods with entertainment (I don't want to crash while I switch music genre's), extra wheels, shoes, cleats and on and on. Thanks, Andy. Also, a shout out to Lindsay Hyman from Carmichael Training Systems for helping me through the training.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Well, we're getting closer, nearly a month away. Keeping up the intensity and miles is getting challenging as they both go up, but the continued support from my incredible industry, personal and family friends is so overwhelming I don't dare slow down. At that point I think, 'ok, let's just take a little longer break', someone in my head says...'hey, get your butt in gear! We need you!' And, that's about all it takes. Thank you, all. I've heard of some crazy folks who are going to make the trek to the track in PA - wow! We are going to have live videostreaming, so those that want to munch some chips and have a beer, can certainly watch it with their feet up, too. I can't guarantee quite the same degree of entertainment, but you can keep up. The sponsorships and donations keep coming in, it's just so amazing. I've added a few videos to facebook and youtube, but there will be more. Somewhere around April 25th, I'll be asking everyone to pray for stillness in the air and no wind. Not yet, though. It'll be here soon. For those with Lupus in their life, know that you are surrounded by many and, most especially, me. Over and out. - Chris

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Cycling Blogs

Hey guys -

I just wanted to let you know about a few places to read up on cycling, if following my ride has piqued your interest in the sport! Check out these directories: