Climb to Conquer Cancer 2018

Amy’s Army Raises Money for Cancer Research
During a group ride a couple months ago, I connected with a local Richmond cyclist who was promoting the Climb to Conquer Cancer 2018 Ride. I asked her for some more information on the story behind the event. Amy Williams, the namesake of the organization, sent this to me:

What Are You Waiting For?

What Are You Waiting For?

If there is one thing I have learned recently, it is that having a vague motivation to do great things in life rarely gets anyone anywhere.  We all daydream of heroic exploits and globe-spanning journeys.  Meanwhile, some people actually do them.

Schick Family on a Bike Vacation

Meditation is the Best Vacation

Does this sound like work or vacation?  Picture this.  You wake up at dawn with a sore back.  You start the stove, make and eat breakfast, wash dishes, take down the tents, and pack up.  Then you hop on your bike and pedal for 8-10 hours and stop occasionally for lunch and snack breaks.  You continue to grind away for 80 or 100 miles until you get to your next campsite.

You Don’t Have the Stuff

I don’t care about most of the reasons why you should start commuting to work on a bicycle.  You have probably heard them all before anyways.  Such as how it might help the environment.  You might have heard about the fitness implications or maybe even how it releases endorphins in your brain.  That sounds good and all.

Hunker Down

Hunker Down. The mist obstructs the peak. As if I could peek at it anyway with the way this road winds. The wind betrays the uneven shape of the mountains as it throws its weight against me in gusts. I guess the mist is more of a foggy rain. Reigned in on the whipping wind, the pelts of fog obstruct my sight. The road winds upwards on to white and I am drenched.