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#beatcancer Ride to St. Pete – Day 4

February 28, 2011 by TVossman  
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TV riding to PHX Intl RacewayToday was a fairly quiet day on the bike, but a great weather day for a change.  Started the day a little cool, about 44 degrees but turned into a beautiful day with a high of about 68. 

Not really much to share today regarding the ride itself with the exception of riding past the Phoenix International Raceway where Jeff Gordon won the Subway Fresh Fit 500 on Sunday that ended his 66-race winless streak, congratulations Jeff!

As we stand at the Phoenix Raceway, thoughts come to mind that there are many charities in the world today, each with many different goals and commitments.  Racing for Cancer would like to extend their focus on early detection and prevention (more…)

#beatcancer Ride to St. Pete – Day 3

February 27, 2011 by TVossman  
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P2270195 - CopyToday we started the ride with a clear sky and not a cloud in sight!  Our prayers were answered…no rain or snow in sight!  

First, we want to thank the Blue Water Resort & Casino in Parker, AZ for putting us up in rooms for the evening.  We are so appreciative to find businesses that are willing to contribute in helping make this ride a success.  Also, I want to give a “shout out” to Linda, the front desk manager, who is a 2x cancer survivor!  As we continue this awareness campaign across the country, I pray most that perhaps we can encourage early detection. Indeed, convincing others to get a check up and not have to face the risk of ever hearing, “You have cancer!” 

I was so happy about 45 miles into the ride along HWY 72, when Mel stopped his car ahead of us, got out and handed us a (more…)

#beatcancer Ride to St. Pete – Day 2

February 26, 2011 by TVossman  
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TV headed out of Banning on Ramsey

We’re not in Houston anymore, Toto!  Woke up today to rain and SNOW in Banning…the weather is definitely not cooperating!  

Each day as we continue on this journey, we meet people who have been touched by cancer in their lives…whether it is an immediate family member or a loved one.  It only solidifies the conviction that we share of getting the word out for early detection and prevention when you know just how many people are affected by this disease.  The front desk clerk that checked us in told us that her father was battling cancer presently and was given only 6 months.  She said he is enjoying the last six months of his life by making sure that he lives the life he has left to the fullest without the additional pain and suffering that treatments would bring him. 

As we pushed off this morning in some pretty bad weather for California, we headed east over the mountain into Yucca Valley. When I started feeling sorry for myself as I climbed the first range only to find a second one right after it, it made me think of our Children Cancer Fighters from 2010, Tiana, Keaton, Bradley, and Dustin and that gave (more…)

#beatcancer Ride to St. Pete – Day 1

February 25, 2011 by TVossman  
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TV2 at SF line in LBGood Morning Long Beach!  Started the day with a healthy rider’s breakfast and then headed over to the start/finish line to begin this amazing ride.  As Ryan Hunter-Reay won here in Long Beach last year, I thought it appropriate to dedicate this start to his mom, Lydia Hunter-Reay.  

Only a short distance into the ride, I needed to stop to check the GPS as it seemed to have me headed too far south.  While recalculating the Garmin, we ran into “Woody,” a Long Beach local who stopped to ask us what we were doing.  He said it was hard not to notice us…which is exactly what we had hoped for!  Again, thank you Oracal and Display Graphics!  As Woody continued to talk he told us that he was a 2x cancer survivor and had just been diagnosed for a third time with prostate cancer.  Woody is just (more…)

#beatcancer Vehicle Headed to Long Beach, CA

February 23, 2011 by TVossman  
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#beatcancer Assist VechileCheck out this car!  Many thanks to Oracal and Display Graphics who did a great job in helping us promote the #beatcancer ride to St. Pete which will start in Long Beach, CA on Friday, February 25.  As I drive to Long Beach, I do so with many emotions and thoughts…excitement, anxiety of ensuring I finish, and missing my kids! But I also think about Tiana, Keaton, Bradley and Dustin & 28 million others battling this disease… (more…)