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Aug 24, 2016 by Josh Kornbluth

Hi, Folks!!  I just wanted to give you a quick update on my cycling plans.

To make a long story still kind of long-ish, I was able to do the first of my two planned events -- the 100-mile "America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride (AMBBR)," in Tahoe -- but then ran into some obstacles regarding the second event: the 205-miles-in-one-day ride from Seattle to Portland, known as STP.  People usually do STP in two days, but my TNT teammates, being such bad-asses, decided they wanted to cover the distance in half the time.

So after AMBBR, I continued training with the (much smaller) group that was going to do STP.  And what emerged is that I was too slow!  One reason I've been able to bike for long distances is that I've found a pace that's doable for me; but that pace (around 11 miles an hour, when all is said and done) was not going to cut it for a one-day 205-mile ride -- especially seeing as the STP folks were going to shut down the course at a particular hour.

So that still left me with the possibility of doing STP in two days -- though, of course, not with my teammates.  This felt pretty daunting to me, since I'd always ridden with my wonderful teammates and coaches -- especially my amazing head coach, K.Sue Duncan, whose idea this one-day 205-mile thingie was.  In the (I think) six TNT events I've completed so far, all the planning has been done for me -- pretty much all I have to do is keep pedaling (oh, and hydrating).

But while I was considering that fall-back, two-day plan, I got a really, really nasty cold that was going around -- and it knocked me out, pretty much, for over a month!  So that as STP approached, not having cycled or done much of any physical activity for weeks, I didn't feel up to riding two miles, much less (more?) 200.

This was bumming me out big-time, but then my wife, Sara, made a suggestion: What if I did my own ride -- say, the "Josh Kornbluth Invitational"?  I could do it in and around our adopted hometown of Berkeley, so Sara could swing by in her car with any needed foods or fluids; and my bike and I wouldn't have to travel anywhere!

So that's my new plan: a 200-mile, two-day bike ride in and around Berkeley -- I'm thinking on the weekend of Oct. 29 & 30.  I need to figure out the routes for each day, but my general plan is to make the first day pretty hilly and then the second day kind of a tour of cool things in the East Bay -- places where people have done political organizing, sites that have meant a lot to me in my time here ... oh, and also as many Peet's coffee shops as possible.

If you've already donated, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!  If you haven't donated, but would like to, you can just click on the "DONATE NOW" button.

See you on the road, maybe!!

Welcome, Friends!!
Aug 24, 2016


This summer I'm going out for my fifth -- and sixth -- cycling endurance rides with TNT!  Last year, bolstered by the amazing generosity of my donors, I rode 214.2 miles in two days, from Seattle to Vancouver, B.C.  By the end of that event, I was pretty sure that I'd just biked the longest ride of my life.  But now this year -- for reasons that have to do with my intense desire to help fund anti-cancer research, as well as my combined admiration and fear of my head coach, K.Sue Duncan -- I will be topping that, biking 300 miles in two days.

Here's how it breaks down (so long as I don't break down!):

On June 5 I'll be making my second bike ride around Lake Tahoe (plus some more miles) in the hundred-mile event that modestly bills itself as America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride (AMBBR).  (It IS pretty darned lovely!!)

And then on July 16 I'll be biking from Seattle to Portland.  This event -- STP -- usually happens over two days, but K.Sue has somehow inspired me to join her in covering the whole distance in a single day!

Why am I doing this?  Because I'm possibly crazy, but also because I love my teammates and I am intensely motivated by the wonderful people I've met who have blood cancer or have lost family members to blood cancer (or both).

I'm aiming to raise a total of $3,300 for my two events -- an ambitious goal, to be sure, but wow, it would be so great to get there!!

Thank you for considering a donation to my TNT rides this year!!!

Take care,



Supporter Comments

    "Hi Josh, We support you in your efforts on behalf of others! x,Tova L"

    Tova Laiter

    Thu May 05 01:12:49 EDT 2016

    "go josh!"

    Annette Rose/ Antenna Theater

    Tue May 17 04:58:22 EDT 2016

    "Schnell, schnell!"

    Mary Roach

    Wed May 18 01:06:50 EDT 2016

    "Good luck on your bike ride."

    Kaz Mori

    Mon May 30 10:43:03 EDT 2016

    "Bon Voyage! Take a ride for Bernie."

    Bonnie Hughes

    Thu May 05 01:58:49 EDT 2016

    "Go Josh, go! "

    Piero Amadeo Infante

    Thu May 05 01:25:46 EDT 2016

    "Way to go, Josh!! "

    Bonnie Ross

    Thu May 05 01:00:04 EDT 2016

    "Thanks for working for a Leukemia cure. My sister Nina, died of Leukemia at age 28. So your pedaling means a lot to me. And btw, you look quite svelte in your training gear!!:) So pedaling suits you! You will have major callouses in certain places after those 300 miles!:)"

    Dorothea Dorenz

    Thu May 05 12:36:36 EDT 2016

    "What great progress you have made. But this is not normal."

    Morris Flaum

    Wed May 04 11:00:12 EDT 2016

    "You are amazing!"

    Ernestine Cohn

    Wed May 04 11:44:55 EDT 2016

    "Way to go, Josh! Thank you for your efforts. "

    Roy Remer

    Thu Jul 21 09:18:38 EDT 2016

    "Go Josh!"

    Lisa K. Chanoff

    Fri Jul 08 04:13:38 EDT 2016

    "This is my second percentage of my income continuing through june. Am expecting a few more checks. x"

    Tessa Elizabeth Souter

    Thu Jun 09 09:25:37 EDT 2016

    "Those 200 miles won't know what hit them!"

    Emily Lohr

    Thu Jun 09 06:01:39 EDT 2016

    "Glad to help!"

    Sally Woolsey

    Thu Jun 09 05:23:31 EDT 2016

    "Ride on"

    Kathy Hull

    Tue Jun 07 07:52:09 EDT 2016

    "Pedal power!! Congrats Josh."

    Lorna Lee

    Sat Jun 04 11:28:28 EDT 2016

    "Thank you Josh, for all you do."

    Heide Miller

    Tue May 31 02:25:06 EDT 2016

    "Thanks for your ongoing example of living with generosity, humor and energy, Josh!"


    Mon May 30 11:49:08 EDT 2016

    "Darling. I am contributing one per cent of my income every time I get a pay check from today until the end of June. Not a lot but, as I realize from my own KS campaign, meaningful I hope. So sweet what you are doing. Love Tessa"


    Mon May 30 09:45:46 EDT 2016

    "Hi Josh, We enjoy riding with you, we admire your dedication to your work, and we support you in the cause of finding a cure for L and L. Best, Andy and Judy"

    Andrew and Judy Wyrobek

    Mon May 30 02:10:12 EDT 2016

    "Good luck, Josh. Try not to hurt yourself. "

    Mark Zitter

    Sun May 29 10:44:19 EDT 2016

    "Keep up the good work Josh. You're truly a stand-up person in many ways!"

    Andrew Condey

    Sun May 29 08:36:42 EDT 2016

    "If your butt is a theoretical construct, maybe a bike is a hypothetical construct. Paradigm shifters?"

    William Riess

    Sun May 29 08:35:47 EDT 2016

    "Better late than never!"

    Gwen Loeb

    Wed May 25 03:53:35 EDT 2016

    "Go JOSH!! Thanks for riding for the cause."

    Delma Davis

    Mon May 23 07:03:14 EDT 2016

    "Now that you can bike 300 miles in two days, we can surely cure cancer!"

    Michael Katz

    Thu May 19 06:43:13 EDT 2016

    "I'm so glad you're doing this! My grandfather had five kinds of cancer. The one that was the hardest was mantle cell lymphoma. "

    Miranda McLaughlin Wise

    Thu May 19 12:49:54 EDT 2016

    "Thanks for doing this important ride, Josh!"

    Seth Frohman and Rafi Hoch

    Wed May 18 12:10:46 EDT 2016

    "Courage! and thanks."

    Cynthia Papermaster

    Tue May 17 07:32:57 EDT 2016

    "Remember "this is not a competition!" You rock!!"

    Jane Yen

    Tue May 17 06:27:49 EDT 2016

    "Thanks for riding to wipe out Leukemia & Lymphoma. So thankful to you and all the other riders. Enjoy the journey! Schnell! Schnell! "

    Beverly, Emily & Mary Ella McManus

    Tue May 17 04:38:17 EDT 2016

    "With admiration..."

    Gary McDole

    Tue May 17 04:05:56 EDT 2016

    "Okay, Josh, you're biking more miles so I'll chip in more dollars. Thank you, thank you for doing this, for Dora, for me, and for all the rest of us. Your commitment helps me get through chemo. New and better treatments are in the future. Current research is exciting and promising, thanks to LLS and folks like you. "

    Kerry Woodward

    Tue May 17 03:54:23 EDT 2016

    "Be your balls Danny"

    bj miller

    Tue May 17 03:48:14 EDT 2016

    "Enjoy the ride! Please also ride for democracy. Democracy needs your support. I think it needs intensive care. Maybe your one-man spiel on democracy should be revived. Stay apolitical on your ride and good weather to you."

    Emi Kaneshiro

    Tue May 17 03:37:08 EDT 2016

    "Keep on pedaling!"

    J A Ellis

    Tue May 17 02:49:14 EDT 2016

    "Go Josh!"

    Jerry and Barb

    Tue May 17 12:56:35 EDT 2016

    "Ride like the wind!"

    Debbie Brubaker

    Tue May 17 12:46:17 EDT 2016

    "In honor of your grandma and with reu'ah shlema wishes to your mom. Plus - a safe ride for you! Rachel and David Biale"

    Rachel & David Biale

    Tue May 17 10:58:45 EDT 2016

    "Go Josh Go!"

    Jessica Mataka

    Tue May 17 02:17:31 EDT 2016


    Jane Angeles

    Tue May 10 04:31:32 EDT 2016

    "Hi Josh, Keep pedeling and soon you will be wearing all dayglow colors like the rest of the biking jocks. Regards, Jane Martin"

    Jane Martin

    Fri May 06 03:02:54 EDT 2016

    "Go Josh go!"

    Carl Rosen

    Thu May 05 10:18:31 EDT 2016

    "Hubby and I saw your act at the Marsh and died laughing on the way home, reading your Red Diaper book. Best of luck with the ride. Definitely a worthy cause. "

    Leonette Morrison

    Thu May 05 05:45:24 EDT 2016

    "who fought the good fight for Universal Health Care ...and for research on Blood Cancers. "

    Linda Young

    Thu May 05 12:35:21 EDT 2016

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $5,413.01 | Goal: $3,300.00
164 %

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My Thanks To

Vanguard Charitable $1000.00
Gwen Loeb $250.00
Kathy Hull $200.00
Lisa K. Chanoff $100.00
Sally Woolsey $100.00
Lorna Lee $100.00
Mark Zitter $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Beverly, Emily & Mary Ell... $100.00
bj miller $100.00
Alice La Pierre $100.00
Bonnie Ross $100.00
Morris Flaum $100.00
Roy Remer $50.00
Emily Lohr $50.00
Heide Miller $50.00
Andrew and Judy Wyrobek $50.00
Seth Frohman and Rafi Hoc... $50.00
Nathan Sato $50.00
Nancy Sato $50.00
Annette Rose/ Antenna The... $50.00
Lauren Kidnorf $50.00
Emi Kaneshiro $50.00
Scott S $50.00
Debbie Brubaker $50.00
Melanie Lutz $50.00
Laura Murra $50.00
Renshin Bunce $50.00
Carl Rosen $50.00
Brad Byrum $50.00
Leonette Morrison $50.00
Anika Larsen $50.00
Madeleine Oldham $50.00
Ernestine Cohn $50.00
Lawrence Wilkinson $50.00
Gary McDole $40.00
Michael Katz $36.01
Daniel R Schifrin $36.00
Anonymous $25.00
Dave Comstock $25.00
Miranda McLaughlin Wise $25.00
Cynthia Papermaster $25.00
Rachel & David Biale $25.00
Bruce Bartthol $25.00
Jane Angeles $25.00
Casey Stangl $25.00
Tova Laiter $25.00
Piero Amadeo Infante $25.00
Jessica Mataka $10.00
Tessa Souter  
Tessa Elizabeth Souter  
Kaz Mori  
George and Amanda Kellar  
Andrew Condey  
William Riess  
Suzan Berns  
Delma Davis  
Adam Mizock  
Mary Roach  
Jane Yen  
Kerry Woodward  
J A Ellis  
Jacob Kornbluth  
Jerry and Barb  
Jane Martin  
Hiro Narita  
Linda Young  
Bonnie Hughes  
Dorothea Dorenz  
Sue & Joe