Hey people. I lurk the touring forum quite often (like 3 times daily), but i regretfully don't post very often. You may have seen my thread about Topeak Handlebar bags.
Either way, I wanted to share with you avid tourers about the tour three great friends and I will be embarking on this summer. We will be touring from San Francisco to Chicago and then to Yorktown, VA to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. My mom passed away on November 14th, 2011 from B Cell Lymphoma. The ride is in her memory.
All 4 cyclists are college kids that are originally from the south side of chicago. I am sure we will have plenty of questions (some have already been answered by you guys!). Either way, I just wanted to share with the forum what we are doing and give you all a chance to read more about it, watch our video, and hopefully share it with anyone you can.
I know that this forum gets plenty of threads like these, and to be honest I am not sure exactly how to set myself apart from the crowd. All I can say is that I loved my mom, and I am sure you do as well. I was robbed of my mother. Cancer took her life, but it did not take her being. And at this point this trip is all that I can do to give back to my amazing mother.
So if you have any questions, feel free to ask! I absolutely love bikes and touring and would love to chat about it. Once I get my bike back together (long story....but I am sure you guys know the feeling), I will be sure to share pictures and things of that nature.
p.s. the video really is amazing and I encourage you all to take a few minutes out of your day to watch it.
I've noticed that there are a lot of people that post on the touring forum asking for money for their trip... THIS IS NOT ONE OF THOSE. 100% of donations go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. We are paying for the trip ourselves or with separate discounts/sponsorships.