Rode in the 2011 Tour de Cure on Saturday. Great day for riding and hanging out with friends. The Team I was Co-Captain of (T2CT) raised over $5000.00 and I, with the help of a lot of my readers, raised $1075.00. Unfortunately I lost the “Sexy Calves Competition” to Jon. Check out this article that Jodi Davis wrote about Jon and I on ahealthiermichigan.org
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Of course you do! Thats the Brothers-N-Blue Cycling Club that I belong to. This was taken in Brighton, Michigan at the 2010 Tour de Cure. Do you remember what happened at the Tour de Cure? Let me remind you…we DOMINATED…we raised a ton of money. coincidentally a large chunk of that money came from 100poundsago readers so in essence you to can take credit for being a beacon of awesomness. Remember when I said that the cops in my city are some of the finest around, well to further prove my point I received a surprise gift yesterday from “The Team” …our esteemed Captain stopped by my house yesterday and presented me with a gift card from the shop my bike is currently convalescing that is going to cover a huge portion of the cost to repair my bike! I was more or less speechless I could barely forms the words “Thank You” …It seems that Brothers-N-Blue where in cahoots with the bike shop to figure out how much the bike was going to cost and they decided to pay for a large portion of it. How can you not love riding and being friends with people like this. THANKS GUYS!
I am going to write a full post in the next couple of days on what the shop Cycletherapy did for me as well. I thought that they deserve a post of their own so that the awesomness they have shown to me can be fully appreciated.
If you are perusing through the July 2010 issue of Fire/ Rescue Magazine you will find an interesting article starting on page 16….cause I know each and every one of you have a subscription to aforementioned magazine. Back to page 16, the article is titled “Diet-Hard Fans: Vegan Firefighters is not an oxymoron- it’s a small but growing trend.” The person interviewed is none other than Engine 2 diet founder Rip Esselstyn, the very same rad dude that I have mentioned several times on this site and is at least partially responsible for my own transformation. I cannot find this article online anywhere so I will give you the finer points:
- The Austin Fire Department (the department Rip was a member of) now boasts close to 100 vegan firefighters!
- The number 1 cause of fatalities of firefighters is heart disease.
- While appearing on the Dr. Oz show Rip challenged 3 overweight Chicago firefighters with the Engine 2 Diet. Within 2 months they all had lost between 25 to 40 pounds.
Keep it up Rip!