Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Hello all!!!!

  1. #1
    always learning fitadude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    North coast of Ohio
    My Bikes
    litespeed atlas, Specialized sirrus, kona hardtail, 2008 trek ex-8
    Posts
    13
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Hello all!!!!

    Just want to introduce myself. I have been interested in cycling since I was 10 or so. I did not come from a affluent background so I can remember trying the best that I could to up grade a old Schwinn varsity. This was a bike I bought from money cutting grass. I can remember getting toe clips and repainting the old bike. I know it looked bad but I thought it was great. Years passed and I got to ride again. I was very into making the U.S. Olympic team for archery, this took decades of my life. I would ride some for cardiovascular exercise, but that was all. After making a world team and competing overseas for the U.S. I was diagnosed with cancer. After a sixteen months of hell I was still alive. The doctors told me that I would never ride again. I had most of my abductor muscle taken out of my left leg. I sold my brand new Lemond road bike and moved on. After some time I decided to push myself. No doctor was going to limit me. So I thought that I would try mountain biking, you know fatter tires and all. I bought a bike off of eBay, I figured if I broke it no big deal. Started to ride and fell in love with it. I rode the last half of last year and some this winter. Since I have purchased a new trek ex8 and a litespeed road bike. This fall I plan on a fund raiser ride from the Cleveland clinic through Washington DC to Damascus Maryland to the Sarcoma Foundation Of America. This is the type of cancer that I had, it has a very low survival rate I am just happy to be alive at this point. I hope to raise money and awareness to Sarcoma, And the bike is way to do it. I hope that I can keep up the training that I need to do so I can make this ride.
    Wish me luck
    Kemo over and I did not die!!!!
    RIDE TO LIVE & LIVE TO RIDE
    Check out my blog for cancer fund raising nevergivein@wordpess.com

  2. #2
    Lanky Lass East Hill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Take a deep breath, and ask--What would Sheldon do?
    My Bikes
    Nishiki Nut! International, Pro, Olympic 12, Sport mixte, and others too numerous to mention.
    Posts
    21,587
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hello fitadude, you are tough! Here's wishing you the best, both personally and in your efforts to raise money for the Sarcoma Foundation.

    Welcome to BF!

    East Hill

    ___________________________________________________
    TRY EMPATHY & HAVE LOVE IN YOUR HEART, PERHAPS I'LL SEE YOU ON THE ROAD...

  3. #3
    Senior Member garysol1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Avon , Ohio
    Posts
    9,865
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Welcome to the boards. Make sure to check out the Great Lakes board to find some other Cleveland Area locals.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •