The ride is in memory of my sister Barb who was promoted to heaven on May 17, 2018, after a 6.5-year battle with melanoma. It is also in honor of my sister-in-law Monica Pollen who continues the battle against melanoma and breast cancer. Barb & I planned the ride and she bought the bike I will be using for the ride.
The ride is epic but, so little compared to fighting melanoma and other cancers. The fight against cancer is physically, emotionally and spiritually draining. Even the diagnosis of cancer can rock your world. Seeing the battle up close and personal is absolutely brutal.
My sister’s favorite number was 4 because she was born on 4/4. In fact, she turned 44 on 4/4/4 which is the source of the goal.
My sister Barb was one tough cookie. Sweet and wonderful on the outside but strong and tenacious on the inside. It is a surprising combination both in a cookie and a person. Just like baking a cookie, her cancer was like refining fire, like gold being refined, all that does not matter was burned off and only the pure brightness of gold or in her case the inner being remained. She came out a shining light. She was one tough cookie.
Keep it up Brad! · 1 year ago
Brad, an epic ride for a great cause! There will be some long days and tough moments, but enjoy the ride and the amazing scenery and people you will encounter along the way. Most of the roads you'll only bike once in a lifetime so savor each day's ride. · 1 year ago
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From Antara · 2 years ago
Withing you a great adventure full of amazing experiences! · 1 year ago
We are cheering for you Brad! Hope to see you when you stop in WI. · 1 year ago
Go Brad, our prayers are with you every mile. · 1 year ago
Safe travels. Hope that we will be able to follow you. Barb always talked about your rides. Bob Stigler, Larry Tarnowski, Mellanie Mercier, Bonnie & Dave Mead. · 2 years ago