What is your bike's name?:
What is your level of experience with cycling?:
How many years have you done the peloton ride?:
Why are you riding in the peloton?:
My involvement with Cancervive started in 2007 when I was involved as a warrior for the event in Austin. At this point, I had recently completed treatment and was completely wiped - both physically and mentally. Alberta Healthcare had beaten the cancer, but I hardly felt victorious. I was unable to walk a flight of stairs and in constant pain, the road to recovery was still ahead. It's hard to express how big a role Cancervive & Wellspring played in my recovery. From the warrior experience in Austin, to the classes I attended at Wellspring, to the volunteering with Cancervive over the last few years, it truly made all the difference. I am riding this year to sponsor a warrior for the event in Lewiston.
What are your top 5 inspirational songs you listen to while riding?:
Iron Maiden - Run to the Hills, Celtic Frost - Dethroned Emperor, Korpiklaani - Bring Us Pints Of Beer, Motorhead - Damage Case, The Darkness - Black Shuck.
Who are you riding for?:
Kevin Yorston (warrior) and in memory of Doug Rogers (who rode for me in 2007).
What do you hope to get out of the experience this year?:
I hope my warrior enjoys the experience and, being a former warrior, it will help provide some closure to my journey through cancer.
What are you looking forward to most?:
Meeting up with Kevin Yorston (warrior) in Lewiston.
What is your biggest fear for this journey?:
Meeting the fundraising goal.
How have you been affected by cancer?:
How has it not affected my life?
If you have cancer, what is your diagnosis?:
2006, Testicular Cancer.
What treatments have you undergone?:
If cancer walked into the room, what would you say to it?:
What makes you pedal harder—(when the riding gets tough, what do you think about)?:
I think about how fortunate I am to be there in that moment and healthy. Regardless of how tough it gets, it's a piece of cake compared to fighting cancer.