I can’t believe I’m typing this…
Cycling has been extremely good to me. While I may not have been a spindly pro, traveling the world in search of yellow, green, pink, or whatever the Vuelta is this year, I have had the great opportunity to race in fun locations, with fun people, and learn a great deal about myself along the way.
I have also been given the opportunity to give something back. I wouldn’t have found this sport if it weren’t for great people sacrificing their time and energy to make sure I knew what to do, had what I needed, and what to learn for the next time.
It is with this in mind that I have made a really potentially stupid decision. On Saturday, March 8th, 2014. I will be attempting to achieve the status of Knighthood of Sufferlandria. What that means is, I will be completing over ELEVEN hours of indoor cycling workouts created by The Sufferfest, a true taste of perfection in indoor torture. These workouts are very difficult, and the task of completing ten of them in a row is somewhat unheard of.
That is why I am doing it, and doing it for junior cycling. Starting today, I am taking donations for the effort. Pledges if you will. All proceeds raised will go to the 2G1D Junior Development team (www.2G1DEvents.com) in the form of entry fees for races for the 2014 season, and even beyond, if needed. I believe that cycling gives so much to young people; confidence, fitness, empathy, and professionalism.
If you are at all interested in helping out, please go to www.2G1DEvents.com and donate any amount you feel fit. If you can’t afford it now, no problem. Be sure to tune into Packfiller Productions (www.packfiller.com) on the day of the event, where I will be streaming the entire gore-fest live as it happens. Lastly, if you are truly twisted, come ride a ‘stage’ of the event with me! I’ll have space next to me for riders wishing to encourage the suffering along the way. 2G1D Juniors will also be participating in a stage or two, so you can see who your donations are going to help.
Thanks for your time. I know, I’m an idiot.