Hello everyone, My name is Miguel I am from Brownsville, Texas. I have some serious questions and in serious need of some help.
I have organized a bike ride for charity in which I will be riding myself, from Brownsville, Texas to Houston, Texas approximately 380 miles. Recently about a month ago a 17 year senior from a local high school (Rivera High School) by he name of Fernando Enriquez (you can confirm on local newspapers) suffered an injury during a football game, which left gym paralyzed from the neck down, for the rest of his life. Because I am a former alumni and former US Army Ranger I have been compelled to help him and his family raise money to help with medical bills now and in the future. Yes the district has insurance but they are having problems, in the local clinic where he is been held at now, has treated him very bad he ended up with two infections. So his family has decide to move him to Houston, Texas.
Why am I doing this, because like I mention I served in the Army for 10 years, as a Army Ranger I was taught and trained to always help those in need never leave a fallen comrade. Even though I have started my own fitness business recently (check my web site at: www.rangerbootcamp.com) I have not been into serious riding. I decided to do the ride because I believe physically and mentally I can do it. I have been riding a lot lately, every other day I go from 60 miles and up per day. I am not a fast rider, and I have a mountain bike, which I was given by some friends recently.
I know I need a bike, I have been trying to get sponsors from around here. But I would like any one that could help me in any way. I need to know everything about riding long distances, technique, how to ride, what I might need a list if possible, clothing, what type of bike I should get if I can get one, if not I will be doing it on my Moutain bike. please if anyone can help I would greatly appreciated. The date of the event is on 17 Nov 2006. If anyone from around the route I am taken and has some media contacts and can help it would be awsome, I am trying to raise as much money as I can. You can contact me trhu here or thru my web site.
thank you all for your time. I am looking forward to alot more riding.