Steven Wright

Rider

Age: 

42

Hometown: 

Calgary, Alberta

Occupation: 

Realtor

What is your bike's name?: 

Sweetness

What is your level of experience with cycling?: 

Advanced

How many years have you done the peloton ride?: 

1st year

Why are you riding in the peloton?: 

 

Two of my friends, Karla and Heather, introduced me to Cancervive and the Peloton project at last year's Wellspring Gala. 

They are both cancer survivors and expressed how important this cause is to them. I was impressed by what I learned Wellspring is doing and was inspired to take part. I love cycling and I enjoy challenges so this opportunity seemed like an excellent fit to do something I'm passionate about and for a great cause

What are your top 5 inspirational songs you listen to while riding?: 

I dont have individual songs, per say, instead the playlist that inspires me has Thornley, Big Wreck, Early on Sunday, Led Zeppelin, Audioslave. (more hard rock to keep me pushing on)

Who are you riding for?: 

Karla Laing and Heather Alvas (and Heather's aunt who is currently going through cancer)

What do you hope to get out of the experience this year?: 

I want to have a beautiful journey across the country and form lasting connections. Looking forward to contributing to the improvement of people's lives.

What are you looking forward to most?: 

I'm looking forward to the journey and seeing Canada and the US during the transition into fall. I'm looking forward to excitement and energy once we arrive at our final destination.

What is your biggest fear for this journey?: 

That someone may get hurt, or cannot finish the journey. I don't want this wonderful time for someone who is looking forward to it to be anything but that.

How have you been affected by cancer?: 

Other than my friends who have been touched by it, I've been very lucky to have had limited exposure to the disease, in any way, shape or form.

If cancer walked into the room, what would you say to it?: 

"Your days are numbered. You aren't the bully you used to be."

What makes you pedal harder—(when the riding gets tough, what do you think about)?: 

The thought that I'll get to my destination quicker if you keep going, rather than give up along the way.

Comments

cheering you on

Ive had so many friends and loved ones get cancer. Ive lost most of them. Good for you Steve. Hope yoy can kerp us here all posted along the way, and that. You reach then end of the ride safe and sound. Stay strong we all know you will :-)

Go Steve go!

Sounds like a pretty fun ride man. Enjoy it and while your zooming by everything don't forget to take in the sights.

Shiny Side Up

No matter how hard or long your ride is, remember while you're peddling that it's NOTHING compared to what the people you're working to help will go through. Keep your chin up and feel the push from all of us that can't be there with you when you're on the hills or when you feel your legs ready to give up. I am honoured to call you a friend.

Proud

I'm so proud of you! I've watched you train for almost a year to do this ride and I know it is going to be an epic and life altering experience for you. Can't wait to greet you and the rest of the riders in Lewiston! xo

You are an amazing man!

Steve, I'm so thankful for the giant commitment you made to this ride a little over a year ago. Now, on the eve of your send off I'd like to wish you a safe ride, a wonderful experience, and when the going gets tough, remember the "whys" of what you're doing and cherish the things you've learned about yourself. The changes I've witnessed in you over the past three years are inspiring - you are a hero. HUGS!!

The Best Riding Music Ever!

Hi Steve, I have this old treasured Jamiroquai CD that I meant to give to you before you left, so you could download it onto your iPod. If I'm not mistaken, you once offered to buy it off of me for $20. I'm willing to part with it now - for free even, you know...since you're doing such an awesome thing here. Let me know where I can FedEx it along your route. Ride like the wind my friend. Stay safe. Be present in every moment, even the shitty uncomfortable ones and most of all - know you are f*cking awesome. Kristin & Kyle

Rockstar!

Hey Steve, thinking of you this week as you ride your butt off to help support your cause! I am excited to hear about your adventures and wish you the best...when you get home I'll have some lemon date balls with your name on them ;) Hugs!

Cheering for you Steve!

Hope you have a wonderful ride and enjoy the journey through the US and Canada. Thanks for doing this for Karla & Heather! Cheering for all of you. Stay safe!

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