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#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 $20 bill to thank us for our effort. His wife is a cancer survivor! Thanks Mel for your generosity (and giving me a quick break I needed!) 

All in all, it was a pretty good, but intense day…mostly all uphill. I didn’t realize that the pass from Parker to Wickenburg was a gradual incline.  In a vehicle you probably wouldn’t notice it,P2270201 - Copy but my legs sure felt it! Listened to the song “Lucky Man” and made me realize how lucky I am to first be able to do this ride. Second, I am blessed with two healthy children I love dearly. Others are less fortunate so I hope to continue to draw support in helping us reach as many as we can to promote early detection. Looking forward to what appears to be a fairly flat day heading to east of Phoenix with weather forecasted to be sunny and temperatures for the first time in 3 days ABOVE 50 degrees! Thanks for your support!

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4 Responses to “#beatcancer Ride to St. Pete – Day 3”
  1. Robyn says:

    Tom…didn’t know you were going thru Parker. We have a house there that you could have stayed at. Safe riding!

  2. Lorrie Barnes says:

    Great picture! Thinking about you and your journey :)

  3. john schettler says:

    Way to go Tom. We are praying for you and watching each day! Schettler’s

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