Friday, June 30, 2006
Some crazies on fixed gear bicycles (that's one gear, no coasting!) are riding across the US from the Left Coast(tm) to the other Left Coast(tm) to raise awareness & funds for a disease I never heard of before meeting them online at bikelist.org's i-bob forum. It's a rare one called Histiocytosis, and it's so much like cancer, it's treated by oncologists. It attacks youngsters, like it has one or two of the riders on this trip. Y'gotta hand it to folks who don't wait for someone else to do something, but take action like these guys have. If you got some spare cashola, you could do worse than dropping these folks a few coins. Check it out at www.fixhistio.org. They're also blogging on this site: http://fixhistio.blogspot.com/.
I'll be out in the beautiful (but blazing hot!) Flint Hills of Kansas riding along and hopefully cheering them along, too with some V8 & beer. They'll be doing day 16, which runs from Great Bend, KS to Emporia, KS, which is about 143 miles! That's something to see, so I'm going!