Today I rode in the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure. The event was held in Santa Barbara, in the middle of a driving rainstorm that soaked all riders and volunteers. It was cold, it was windy and it was VERY wet--but not even the rain or the cold temperatures could dampen the enthusiasm of the dedicated riders and wonderful volunteers. The riders participating in the event raised nearly $200,000.00. The money will be used to fund research and education to continue the battle against diabetes. The news is not encouraging; diabetes has now reached epidemic proportions in the USA and elsewhere in the world. I hope, however, that by participating in events such at the Tour de Cure I, and other bike riders like me, can help raise funds to eventually find a cure to this horrible disease.
My Colnago C59 handled beautifully on the wet roads, especially on the descents down Santa Barbara’s rain soaked back roads. The C59, with Campa Record 11V, Fulcrum Zero Ltd. Edition wheels and Veloflex tires felt secure, safe and confidence inspiring—never had a problem or a scary moment during the entire ride. Thank you Ernesto Colnago for building such a great bike.
Ride for the Cure!