I'm seeking sponsors for my ride in the MS 150 City to Shore (Cherry Hill to Ocean City, NJ) in September.
Some background on me: In January 2006 I was 385 pounds and barely able to walk. Now, in June 2007, I am at 246 pounds; I'll be at around 200 pounds for the ride. All the weight was lost through healthy eating and exercise. By riding, I'm showing obese people that they can lose weight and lead an active life. If I can do it, anyone can.
I'm also showing that almost anyone can learn to ride a bicycle - I never rode as a child, and I taught myself to ride in December 2006, prior to my 41st birthday. My first ride was one and a half miles, and ended in a crash; this week I've logged by fourth 100 mile week, and will hit a 1000 for the year next week. Again, if I can do it, any fat person can turn his life around.
The MS ride is the perfect way to both showcase my turnaround and raise money for a good cause. Both severe obesity and MS limit mobility and reduce your quality of life. I can't defeat MS for anyone, but I can triumph over my own obesity. The power is entirely in my own hands.
My personal page for sponsorship is:
It's also accessible through a link on my blog: