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    This summer I'm doing a ride across PA for the American Cancer Society. The preliminary route map has been posted here I would love to meet with anyone who happens to be along that route. As the details of the route and our sleeping location become known I will post them.
    Last edited by dadmo; 03-27-07, 10:20 AM.
    Son Jason diagnosed 4/30/04, stage III. Right I/O 4/30/04. Graduated College 5/13/04. 4XEP 6/7/04 - 8/13/04. Full open RPLND 10/13/04. All Clear since.

    Treated by Dr. Rakowski of Midland Park, NJ. Visited Sloan Kettering for protocol advice. RPLND done at Sloan Kettering.

  • #2
    This week I started my real training for this summers events. When I was in the Caribbean I was swimming a mile+ each morning to get ready for my tri. Tomorrow I'm riding my bike to work 30mi each way. Think of me at 5:15 when I hit the road.
    Son Jason diagnosed 4/30/04, stage III. Right I/O 4/30/04. Graduated College 5/13/04. 4XEP 6/7/04 - 8/13/04. Full open RPLND 10/13/04. All Clear since.

    Treated by Dr. Rakowski of Midland Park, NJ. Visited Sloan Kettering for protocol advice. RPLND done at Sloan Kettering.

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    • #3
      Wow Bill, thats great!

      Let us know how your ride to work went!
      Diagnosed 10/03/03
      I/O 10/15/03
      RPLND 1/21/04
      Completed the Boston Marathon 4/19/05
      Completed the Boston Marathon 4/17/06
      Baby Riley born on 3/29/09

      2012 Livestrong Challenge Web page

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      • #4
        Hat's off to all of you northern bikers. I froze this morning. I was at work for 15 min. before could feel my toes and pinkies.
        Son Jason diagnosed 4/30/04, stage III. Right I/O 4/30/04. Graduated College 5/13/04. 4XEP 6/7/04 - 8/13/04. Full open RPLND 10/13/04. All Clear since.

        Treated by Dr. Rakowski of Midland Park, NJ. Visited Sloan Kettering for protocol advice. RPLND done at Sloan Kettering.

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        • #5
          LOL.

          Your ride home should be much nicer!
          Diagnosed 10/03/03
          I/O 10/15/03
          RPLND 1/21/04
          Completed the Boston Marathon 4/19/05
          Completed the Boston Marathon 4/17/06
          Baby Riley born on 3/29/09

          2012 Livestrong Challenge Web page

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          • #6
            The nicest part of my ride home was when Jason said he wished he was riding with me.
            Son Jason diagnosed 4/30/04, stage III. Right I/O 4/30/04. Graduated College 5/13/04. 4XEP 6/7/04 - 8/13/04. Full open RPLND 10/13/04. All Clear since.

            Treated by Dr. Rakowski of Midland Park, NJ. Visited Sloan Kettering for protocol advice. RPLND done at Sloan Kettering.

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            • #7
              This past weekend Nancy and I took Jason and a nephew for a bike ride. The ride was on top of a hill just outside New Paltz NY. For the most part is was uneventful. When we were leaving I told Nancy that I would ride my bike down the hill and meet her at the bottom. Now I will admit the hill was quite steep and amazingly long. Nancy told me to be careful because when I’m going down hill I act like I’m 12. I told her “Nancy I’m always careful” her reply was “honey you're always 12”.
              I used the excuse that I need to work the hills to get ready for my big ride. Well that was Sunday. Monday I didn’t ride, I had things to do around the house and yard. Tuesday I rode my bike to work (60mi round trip). Last night we had company and I was feeling a bit over whelmed now that the magnitude of riding almost 100mi a day for 6 days is setting in. I was thinking that I need to get to bed early so I could ride in today, I leave the house a 4:45 when I’m on the bike. Just when I was thinking that this ride might be more then I can do one of my favorite Guy Clark songs came on the radio and really got me fired up for today’s ride. Listen up while I sing "The Cape" for you.

              Well he's eight years old he's got a flour sack cape tied all around his neck
              He's climbing up on top the garage figurin’ what the heck
              He screws his courage up so darn tight, that the whole thing come unwound
              He got a runnin’ start and bless his heart, he headed for the ground

              'Cause he’s one of those who knows his life
              Is just a leap of faith
              Gotta' spread your arms and hold your breath
              And always trust your cape

              Well he's all grown up, he's got a flour sack cape, tied all around his dream
              He’s full of piss and vinegar, ah, he’s bustin’ at the seams
              He licks his finger and checks the wind, it’s gonna be do or die
              He wasn’t scared of nothin’, boys, he was pretty sure he could fly

              'Cause he’s one of those who knows his life
              Is just a leap of faith
              Gotta' spread your arms and hold your breath
              And always trust your cape

              Now he's old and grey with a flour sack cape, tied all around his head
              And he’s still jumpin’ off the garage and will be til he’s dead
              All these years the people said the fool was actin’ like a kid
              And since he didn't know he couldn't fly, well of course he did

              'Cause he’s one of those who knows his life
              Is just a leap of faith
              Gotta' spread your arms and hold your breath
              And always trust your cape


              Last edited by dadmo; 05-18-10, 08:16 AM.
              Son Jason diagnosed 4/30/04, stage III. Right I/O 4/30/04. Graduated College 5/13/04. 4XEP 6/7/04 - 8/13/04. Full open RPLND 10/13/04. All Clear since.

              Treated by Dr. Rakowski of Midland Park, NJ. Visited Sloan Kettering for protocol advice. RPLND done at Sloan Kettering.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by dadmo
                This past weekend Nancy and I took Jason and a nephew for a bike ride. The ride was on top of a hill just outside New Paltz NY. For the most part is was uneventful. When we were leaving I told Nancy that I would ride my bike down the hill and meet her at the bottom. Now I will admit the hill was quite steep and amazingly long. Nancy told me to be careful because when I’m going down hill I act like I’m 12. I told her “Nancy I’m always careful” her reply was “honey your always 12”.
                I used the excuse that I need to work the hills to get ready for my big ride. Well that was Sunday. Monday I didn’t ride, I had things to do around the house and yard. Tuesday I rode my bike to work (60mi round trip). Last night we had company and I was feeling a bit over whelmed now that the magnitude of riding almost 100mi a day for 6 days is setting in. I was thinking that I need to get to bed early so I could ride in today, I leave the house a 4:45 when I’m on the bike. Just when I was thinking that this ride might be more then I can do one of my favorite Guy Clark song came on the radio and really got me fired up for today’s ride. Listen up while I sing "The Cape" for you.

                Well he's eight years old he's got a flour sack cape tied all around his neck
                He's climbing up on top the garage figurin’ what the heck
                He screws his courage up so darn tight, that the whole thing come unwound
                He got a runnin’ start and bless his heart, he headed for the ground

                'Cause he’s one of those who knows his life
                Is just a leap of faith
                Gotta' spread your arms and hold your breath
                And always trust your cape

                Well he's all grown up, he's got a flour sack cape, tied all around his dream
                He’s full of piss and vinegar, ah, he’s bustin’ at the seams
                He licks his finger and checks the wind, it’s gonna be do or die
                He wasn’t scared of nothin’, boys, he was pretty sure he could fly

                'Cause he’s one of those who knows his life
                Is just a leap of faith
                Gotta' spread your arms and hold your breath
                And always trust your cape

                Now he's old and grey with a flour sack cape, tied all around his head
                And he’s still jumpin’ off the garage and will be til he’s dead
                All these years the people said the fool was actin’ like a kid
                And since he didn't know he couldn't fly, well of course he did

                'Cause he’s one of those who knows his life
                Is just a leap of faith
                Gotta' spread your arms and hold your breath
                And always trust your cape


                Thats awesome, Dadmo! Jeez, you must be in great shape to ride that distance everyday, and keep it up you will be even moreso!

                Kudos! (nice lyrics too)
                Last edited by dadmo; 05-18-10, 08:16 AM.

                Son Anthony DX 12/11/06
                L/O 12/20/06 Stage IIIA, 95% EC, 5% Yolk Sac
                4XEP 1/29-4/6/ 07
                AFP started increasing3 wks later
                Residual abdominal mass found on CT
                RPLND 6/8/07
                Cancer in pathology-
                80% mature teratoma, 20% Yolk Sac. --
                No adjuvent chemo and
                AFP normalised

                July 22, 2010 ---- 3 years all clear!

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                • #9
                  Here's a link. I'm gonna be singing this on the way home tonight.

                  The Cape
                  Son Jason diagnosed 4/30/04, stage III. Right I/O 4/30/04. Graduated College 5/13/04. 4XEP 6/7/04 - 8/13/04. Full open RPLND 10/13/04. All Clear since.

                  Treated by Dr. Rakowski of Midland Park, NJ. Visited Sloan Kettering for protocol advice. RPLND done at Sloan Kettering.

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                  • #10
                    go for it man i hope you make it all the way if i can i try to make up that way

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                    • #11
                      I'm starting to feel a bit more confident about this ride. My power to weight ratio is improving and in the last 2 weeks I've ridden 400 miles. Nancy and I are also going to get a matched set (isn't that cute ) of trek 2100's. Sweet.
                      Son Jason diagnosed 4/30/04, stage III. Right I/O 4/30/04. Graduated College 5/13/04. 4XEP 6/7/04 - 8/13/04. Full open RPLND 10/13/04. All Clear since.

                      Treated by Dr. Rakowski of Midland Park, NJ. Visited Sloan Kettering for protocol advice. RPLND done at Sloan Kettering.

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                      • #12
                        Great!! Looking forward to seeing you both on them in Philly in August!
                        Scott, [email protected]
                        right inguinal orchiectomy 6/5/2003 > nonseminoma, stage I > surveillance > L-RPLND 6/24/2005 for recurrence, suspected teratoma but found seminoma, stage II > chylous ascites until 9/2005 > surveillance and "all clear" since


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                        • #13
                          I wouldn't miss that event if I had to do it on a mountain bike.
                          Son Jason diagnosed 4/30/04, stage III. Right I/O 4/30/04. Graduated College 5/13/04. 4XEP 6/7/04 - 8/13/04. Full open RPLND 10/13/04. All Clear since.

                          Treated by Dr. Rakowski of Midland Park, NJ. Visited Sloan Kettering for protocol advice. RPLND done at Sloan Kettering.

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                          • #14
                            Some updates were just published about this summers ride. If you want you can check it out here . Already day 1 has gone from 90 miles to 100+.
                            Son Jason diagnosed 4/30/04, stage III. Right I/O 4/30/04. Graduated College 5/13/04. 4XEP 6/7/04 - 8/13/04. Full open RPLND 10/13/04. All Clear since.

                            Treated by Dr. Rakowski of Midland Park, NJ. Visited Sloan Kettering for protocol advice. RPLND done at Sloan Kettering.

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                            • #15
                              I took my new Giant Alliance OCR A1 to work today. I was able to knock 25 min. off the ride. I'm sure some of that improvement was because I rode with A picture of Derick Danko (son of Renea Rosson) attached to my shirt.
                              Last edited by dadmo; 06-19-07, 11:03 AM.
                              Son Jason diagnosed 4/30/04, stage III. Right I/O 4/30/04. Graduated College 5/13/04. 4XEP 6/7/04 - 8/13/04. Full open RPLND 10/13/04. All Clear since.

                              Treated by Dr. Rakowski of Midland Park, NJ. Visited Sloan Kettering for protocol advice. RPLND done at Sloan Kettering.

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