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Monday, May 11, 2009

Coach's Weekly Update - May 11th

Introducing Brian Grantz
Brian is a first year JDRF Rider who will be doing the Tucson ride with members of his family. They will be riding in honor of Brian’s niece, Rebecca, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 3 years ago; “it has been quite an eye-opening experience watching the constant vigilance and coping required to care for a vivacious young girl with diabetes.” Brian is Dean of the Cathedral of Saint James (Episcopal) in South Bend, although he is originally from Kittanning, Pennsylvania. He has been married to Tamisyn for 22 years and they have four children: Nathan (17), Jesse (15), Thaddeus (13) and Rose (9). Brian’s hope for the ride is to get in shape, enjoy being outside and conquer the challenge of doing something he has never done before. In his spare time Brian writes song lyrics and three of his songs have been recorded by a folk/rock/Christian artist named Fran McKendree; “it is a strange and wonderful thing to see your own work on iTunes.” Brian won’t be able to make very many of our Indy rides, but if you are up north at anytime and looking for a ride partner, let him know.

Unfortunately, our Wednesday ride got rained out, but the Saturday ride was a success, although it was a bit windy. Great job to everyone for the 30 mile ride and consider the wind, Indiana's version of hills.

This week we have two rides scheduled.
1) Tuesday at 6pm at Southwestway Park (Kevin Garner will be your ride leader). This ride will be 15-20 miles
2) Sunday those who are interested can join us for the Morse Lake Metric. We will meet in the parking lot (ready to ride) at 8:30am. Be sure to leave enough time to register and pack warm clothes. Also, leave some room for the yummy cookies. I'm planning to do the 35 mile route (scheduled mileage), but I'm sure some of the group will be doing the 62 mile route for those who are interested.

Down the road!
Coach Alex

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