One of Southern California's best, most respected, Bloggers is Keven Korenthal.
It is one of greatest shames that his longtime, popular, blog, SoCal Pundit, was shut down by despicable hackers, a while back.
One of the great things about his old blog was that he occasionally wrote about bicycling.
He now is a respected contributor to Red County, a well known Right of Center, national website.
Well, yesterday I received the following in my e-mail, from Kevin:
Today I joined 200 riders and countless staff and friends at the Challenged Athlete’s Foundation Tour de Cove fundraiser.
The event which included a half Triathlon (in which I did not participate) and a 4 ½ hour stationary bike ride event (which I did) that included various spin instructors and participation by various “celebrity” amputees.
While they cycled on stationary bikes and hand cycles positioned on the stage, I and 200 non-amputees did our thing on bikes facing the stage.
Of all the amputees that attended and participated today, only one of them spun for the whole 4.5 hours.
It was tough work and I was exhausted by the time it was all done. But I put my all into it because I want everyone who donated money to CAF in my name to feel they real got the most for their hard earned dough.
It felt pretty great when the MC announced the fact at the end of the ride. I felt like I really accomplished something today.
Which reminds me, just because this event is over does not mean you can’t still donate to the effort.
And don’t forget, I still have the Solvang Metric Century coming up. 65 grueling (but scenic) miles of 8% grades, switch-backs and blind corner descents await me on November 15, 2008.
Way to go Kevin!!! ;-D