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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Leukemia and Lymphoma Fundraiser...(Racing for Roro) Alaska Ultrasport 2010!

That's right, once again will be raising awareness and funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through the Iditarod Trail Invitational this year!! (Check sidebars for previous stories and events for this cause) As in past years it is in lieu of my friend, a leader, a role model and a physician, Nora Nagaruk, who is kicking Leukemia where the sun don't shine.

We are at $20,000 and my goal is another $3,000. Donate here at the LLS Active website (tax deduction too)!!!

Iditarod Trail Invitational starts Feb. 28, 2010 at 2pm. I'm on a bike, hopefully more than last year. No SPOT GPS tracker so check the leaderboard to follow my progress to finish the 350 mile race to McGrath or on to Nome for the biggie 1,000 miler. No telling what can happen in this race on a bike... in snow... or frozen dirt... whatever it will be.

I dare YOU to donate to the LLS... per mile....!

!!!Thank you to my wife Sarah and daughter Hahnah for all your love & support!!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Maui +80

What amazes me is how mild it is to do something,

a 10 mile run is relaxing,

a 60 mile bike ride casual,

strong wind feels good (weird feeling),

hard to believe in a couple of weeks I'll be on the trail huffin' and puffin' for ITI 2010. These are the images I will draw out to keep me sane.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

After riding in the snow and at sea level in Nome so much it was nice to actually climb elevation on a real road no less. A little family time in Maui with my inlaws, the weather just doesn't get better. I borrowed a bike today and rode up the volcano Haleakala, dropped off a little above sea level. The climb was 30 miles of excellent narrow switch backs and took a little over 5 hrs to the summit of 10,000 ft. The desent on the otherhand was a wild downhill hour. Cars were the biggest factor but otherwise a highly recommended trip.