Charity Rides

6/6/2009 Westerville, OH (7.0 miles) – Tour de Cure

Posted by on December 10, 2012 at 10:41 pm

It was a beautiful day for the American Diabetes Tour de Cure. I was 5 minutes late for the start of the 12-mile Family Fun Run. I tried to sprint as fast as I could to catch up. After a few blocks I realized I was never going to catch up to anyone riding a […]

5/30-31/2009 Hilliard, OH (10.0 miles) – Relay for Life

Posted by on November 20, 2012 at 10:51 pm

A record ride of 10 miles! Riding the Hilliard Davidson High School track was nice compared to sidewalks – no bumps! I arrived very late, at 9:45pm, but that was fine since Relays for Life are all night events. I arrived during the remembrance ceremony and tried to stay low-key but some kids saw me […]

5/16/2009 Columbus, OH (8.0 miles) – Komen Race for the Cure

Posted by on November 12, 2012 at 10:32 pm

This was the most awesome day ever! As I approached the corner of Broad and High Streets I saw more and more people. I thought I understood the number of people in the Komen Race for the Cure when I was at the corner of Broad and Front waiting to start the race. But, I finally understood when I was finally in the race […]

10/14/12 Upper Arlington, OH (7.0 miles) – Race for Hope

Posted by on October 16, 2012 at 9:07 pm

I had one of the best times ever with four kids at the Race for Hope. It all started with one of them saying, “Hey, look at the clown!” I turned, looked behind me, and said, “Where?” They laughed so hard and insisted that it was me. I said, “Me? No! Not me.” We repeated […]

9/29/12 Columbus, OH (9.0 miles) – UNCF Walk for Education

Posted by on October 10, 2012 at 7:23 pm

I had a great time with everyone on the Walk for Education, especially Madison (a girl about 10) who just about fell over when I trumpeted like an elephant. Broad street wasn’t closed off so we had to walk (and unicycle) along the sidewalk. I rode  the course almost to the end, then rode backwards […]

9/3/12 Westerville, OH (7.0 miles) – Run 4 the Health of It

Posted by on September 3, 2012 at 9:19 pm

What an incredible day! I really appreciate Jim Dorado for giving everyone who donated a gift card an extra raffle ticket. I received 18 gift cards and all the money will go to food bank that participated in the Run 4 the Health of it. I got to see some old friends like Dimitri, Craig […]

5/3/2009 Westerville, OH (5.0 miles) – Arthritis Foundation Walk and 5K Run

Posted by on June 21, 2012 at 5:27 pm

What an excellent day. The Weather Channel forecasted rain all weekend in central Ohio and we ended up with a sunny, warm day for the Arthritis Walk and 5K Run. I felt a little weird coming up to the registration area, but saw the Clippers mascot, “Krash” there. I tried to steer clear of him since […]

3/21/2009 Loveland, OH — Alzheimer’s March Madness 5K Fun Run

Posted by on May 30, 2012 at 9:00 pm

It was much cooler today, in the 40’s. Loveland is truly a beautiful city tucked into the northeastern part of Cincinnati – just outside I275.  I waited for the other runners/walkers to start before I began my first “race”.  A few people said I was cheating — they were just joking.  I guess they have […]