Feb 15, 2013 by Vincent Fox
I picked up my road bike last week, and made the official switch from a mountain biker to a “cyclist”. At this point in time, I have two rides under my belt and I’m feeling great. Needless to say, riding a road bike designed for speed and efficiency is completely different from navigating a clunky and relatively heavy Mtn Bike. The biggest challenge so far is adjusting to the “clip in” pedals – which actually lock your feet into your bike, and can be “unlocked” by a quick outward flick of the heel. Needless to say I am still adjusting to this transformation and have only bit the dirt twice. Embarrassingly enough, one of those spills was inside my house while trying traverse the length of my living room. …yea you heard right…my living room….go ahead and giggle it up….Although, as redemption, my second spill couldn’t have happened in a more “elegant” manner - while coming to stop overlooking the city of San Diego and the beautiful San Diego Bay on the hallowed grounds of Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery (PICTURED). If you’ve never been – I highly, highly recommend a visit. If I were to bust my a$$ anywhere in the west – this was the place to do it!
Anyway, we have another long ride tomorrow, and I’m looking forward to getting back in the saddle tomorrow and exploring some new parts of SD.
Fundraising update: I reached 10% of my total fundraising goal this week, thanks to a generous donation from Mr. Cody Walker. Hoping to get some more family and friends on board this week to reach 20% by March 1st!
Jan 28, 2013 by Vincent Fox
4 months, 5 days to go. I officially kicked off my training and fundraising today. "unofficial" fundraising and training started this weekend, but too many things on my plate kept me away. I guess if I were to label the 2013, it certainly looks like its going to be a year of "firsts". Three weeks into the new year I have already committed to and/or started a multitude of things I have never done before, and in no particular order: 1) First time blogging 2) First time riding a road bike, 3) First trip to Lake Tahoe (planned for June 2, 2013) 4) First time biking 100 miles in a single day (also planned for June 2, 2013) and finally the most petrifying of them all.....5) First time fundraising....yes, you heard right folks...fundraising... It's not the unwavering physical exertion I have chosen to endure every week for the next 19 weeks, its not the seemingly impossible 100 mile bike ride in elevation in the middle of summer, not the saddle sores or countless hours away from family and friends that I’m most apprehensive about...its the fundraising...but, I guess a Wiseman one said "there is first time for everything" - I might augment that phrase with "if one so chooses". So following my twisted and sometimes broken logic trail, to me the most logical question to ask next is "if fundraising is so terrifying to oneself, why would one choose to partake? Right?!? WTF Fox?! Well, to me the answer is simple.....sort of….but the answer is going to have to wait...Sorry folks, out of time and i need to put dinner on the table
Over the next 4 months and 5 days I will update this page with my progress, thoughts, concerns, ideas, announcements and continuations of previous posts… Be sure to come back every so often and check up on me. Feel free to send me words of encouragement, advice, funny jokes, odd facts or whatever BS you think I may find beneficial and motivational. And as always any contribution you make on my behalf is much appreciated and gladly accepted by myself and countless others around the world. See you soon! Cheers!
My Fundraising Page
Jan 28, 2013
Teams are made up of individuals. Without them, there is no team.
Welcome to my Team In Training home page.
I have a mission-to help find cures and more effective treatments for blood cancers. To accomplish that mission, I’m participating in a sports endurance event as a member of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Team In Training. Like the other members of TNT, I will be raising funds to help find cures and better treatments for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. I’m improving the quality of my life by participating and with your support, I can help improve the quality of life for patients and their families as well.
Please make a donation in support of my efforts with Team In Training and help advance the research for cures.