Sunday, May 23, 2010

Great Day Houston

It was a cool thing to be on TV, even if it was only for a minute or so. Initially, we were told, I would have a chance to talk about the bike ride. But, when time is running short on live TV, they need to pick and choose what is on the air. Getting the message out about Cancare rightfully took priority. At last count, there were 10 callers that were placed with volunteers before the show even ended! Mission accomplished.

Here's the link:

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I never thought my mug would be on TV!

A couple of days ago, I sat down and began to write. It turned into a rambling mess about the traffic in Houston and the challenges of riding during the week. The more I wrote the angrier I got. In effect, I caught myself wallowing in frustration about a situation that will not change. So I set aside the laptop, put the leash on the dog, and headed to the park for what turned out to be one of the most relaxing tempo runs I have had in some time. No, it wasn't saddle time, but at least I got in some training without having to bob and weave my way through the evening traffic.

After returning home, I cleaned up, and decided to check my email before I, once again, began to write. I was amazed at what I found. There was a message from Cancare asking me if I would be interested in appearing on Great Day Houston with Debra Duncan. I mean, how cool is that! The subject matter is young cancer survivors, my bike ride across America, and Cancare. Who would have ever thought that a short time ago I was struggling to regain my health while trying to come to terms with a terribly uncertain future. Now, I'm back teaching school, I will be riding my bike across the U.S., was highlighted in a Cancare newsletter, and will appear on TV in the morning.

I'm blessed. That's all I can say. I get to go on TV, if for only a few minutes, and talk about riding a bike for an organization that I feel so strongly about. Wow! I suppose it's a good thing to think to reach for what is possible rather than spending time dwelling on what will never change.

The show will appear May 12th on channel 11, from 9-10am. I have no idea what to expect, so I hope it goes well. Either way, it's a cool thing to let people know that Cancare does good for those currently not at their best. Wish me luck!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Morning Silence

There are occasions when I ride, when the sun is coming up, the streets are empty, and silence is broken only by the hum of tire and pavement. The world, it seems, is waking from rest.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Cancare Interview

Cancare was nice enough to include a write up about the upcoming Trans American trip in their newsletter. I'd like to think, in some small way, it raises a little awareness for their organization. I'm proud to be a part of the service they offer!

The link is below:

Riding pics

Whenever I ride, I bring my camera. Here are a couple of pics taken of things I see when zipping around town with my riding buddies on Sunday morning. Enjoy!