Monday, April 13, 2009
April 13th Weekly Coach's Note
Introducing Michael Schwab
Michael is a second year rider; he completed the Death Valley ride in 2007 and will be returning there this year. He has had type 1 diabetes for over 34 years and says “Riding for the cure has impacted my life in ways that I never expected,,, just from the riding.” Michael was born in Rushville , Indiana , was married at the end of last year and also has a nephew that I believe spends some time living at his house. He is in the musical wholesale and import business and is himself a musician; rumor has it he plays some Friday evening at Finn McCools. Michael wants to compete in the Ford Ironman World Championships some days, but his goal for the ride to cure is to raise money for the cure and to meet some more great people.
This is the start of a series of profiles about the riders. This will help you introduce yourselves to each other. If you haven't already responded to Stacey with your information, please do so.
Well team we had another great ride this weekend (or at least I'm told it was good). The weather was a bit chilly, but sunny and we got to see the start of an Indian wedding, what more could you ask. A special congratulations to Lisa & Stacey for completing their first group ride and thank you to Michael & Dan for their help in making sure everyone got back safely.
Our next ride is Saturday, April 18th, prior to our Kick-off Event at Ben & Ari's on the north east side (141st & SR37). We will leave at 11:30 for a 15 mile ride and be back in plenty of time for the event. Stacey did want me to warn everyone that there will be snacks available, but not a full meal, so eat accordingly prior to the ride. There is a gas station right near by though if you end up being super hungry after the ride. I hope to see you all there.
Check out the link to photos on the blog. For the veteran riders it will bring back some memories, for the rookie riders it will show you what you are in for.