Day 1 (6/3/2012): OKC to Red Rock Canyon (55 miles)

Or Disaster Strikes Or Where Our Intrepid Hero Gets Bit on the Backside by Hubris Or What Were You Thinking??? I don’t know about you, but I find that the week before a vacation can be more stressful and busy that any of the weeks preceding it. There always seems to be too much to do and so the night before is always a mess of chaos and frayed nerves. This trip was no different except that I was tired from my ride during the day. [Read More]

Oklahoma Trek - Day 0: Prologue

Or, Things Start Looking Rocky but are Ignored Through Enthusiasm for the Adventure. It is a sign that it has been a troubled trip when it is almost a week in before I start posting trip reports, however things are improving greatly and I have the time and the energy to start catching up. Saturday was a day that I had been dreading for sometime. I had volunteered to lead any of this year’s Freewheel training rides that no one else picked up. [Read More]

A Great Cause, A Great Ride

Many of you have expressed upset, if not downright dismay, at the lack of head shaving from me this year. While I really enjoyed the St. Baldrick’s Day event, this year I am serving on the organizing committee for the Tour de Cure ride in Mustang, Oklahoma. This ride raises critical funding for diabetes research for the American Diabetes Association. As of 2010, over 10% of Oklahoman’s have been diagnosed with some form of diabetes and many more remain undiagnosed. [Read More]

Tour de Cure Kickoff Party and Bicycle Giveaway Tonight

Tonight at Gold’s Gym off Northwest Expressway (Map and Directions) from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, the Oklahoma City office of the American Diabetes Association will be holding their Tour de Cure kickoff party in support of this great annual ride. I was just notified today that Homeland will be giving away a new Trek 7.2 bicycle at this event. This is a great chance to get involved in a great cause and a great ride! [Read More]