Monday, March 13, 2006

Donating just got easier

Great news! As you probably know, the Ride to Cure Diabetes is a fundraiser. As much "fun" as it is to pedal 105 miles through the desert, the real reason we go out there is to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. There is now an on-line link to allow you to easily donate to the cause. Just click on to go to the donation page. Once there enter the rider name, either Thomas Scheidel or Mary Scheidel and follow the prompts. It's quick and easy and will go a long way toward helping us eradicate this disease.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

The return of the Sunday night update

It was a beautiful weekend here in West Michigan, sunny and in the 60's, so we got out and rode. I was able to get on my Cannondale and not have to use my mountain bike like I did earlier in the year. It was so nice to be on a smooth riding bicycle once again. I did the northern training ride; from our house north on the White Pine Trail (WPT) past Rockford and then back home. A round trip of 14.5 miles. Not a lot of miles but a good first time out.
As those of you who read this blog last year may remember on Sunday night we would post our mileage totals for the week. So here we go for the first time in the 2006 season.

This week's mileage totals:
3/12/06 - 14.5 miles, north on WPT

Thursday, March 02, 2006

We're doing it again

Our rear ends have finally healed so we've decided to do the Death Valley Ride again. We are officially signed up (and some may say officially crazy) to take our bikes and bodies back to the desert. Last year there were 14 riders from West Michigan and this year we have 53 registered. The ride is capped at 300 riders, so West Michigan is going to have great representation.
Please remember that this is a fund raiser and we are always looking for support. Soon we'll be adding a link so you can easily donate over the web. In the meantime you can use the address under our picture. A big thanks to everyone who donated last year, and an advance thanks to those who will donate this year.
Ride on!