• June 23, 2022 - first ride of the day
    24 Jun 2022

    It's 10:30 a.m. and the weather looks great for a ride. I have a destination in mind, so I set out and am successful at my destination. Sold six more spots on the wheel! Made a few more stops and head back into town. I'm crossing the bridge at the 401 and make it to the light, where I wait to cross and then to cross the other way. A white van drives by honking and people waving at me. I think to myself, who do I know with a van like that, but have no clue. They pull in to A & W so I figure to go through the drive thru and see who they might be. The driver opens the passenger side window, I check, and I don't know who it is. I ask if they know me, and they say no but they love what I am doing. I leave them a couple of flyers and I am on my way again. Then, as I am biking on another side street, the same van pulls up beside me and gives me a donation......my first ever "drive by" donation. Whoever you are, please know that you made my day!!! Thank you so much for caring!

    June 23, 2022 - first ride of the day
    Posted 1 day ago
  • June 16, 2022 with Safe Cycle Ingersoll
    17 Jun 2022

    Tonight, after a very hot day, I headed down to the Cheese Museum to meet up with other Safe Cycle Ingersoll people. Unfortunately, the heat must have kept them home (or they may have other reasons), but there was only Ben Lampkin and I. Since there were only the two of us, we opted to do a longer ride, and managed 17.6 kilometers before we called it a day.

    June 16, 2022 with Safe Cycle Ingersoll
    Posted 8 days ago
  • June 13, 2022 - morning ride
    13 Jun 2022

    This morning I went out for a ride to check out a trail for our group ride in August. I think I have found where we will be riding so check the link in this blog, and if you are interested in joining us, send me a message and we will see how many people we can get together....grow our little friends group a bit each year!

    On another note......European vacation is booked.....YAY!

    June 13, 2022 - morning ride
    Posted 11 days ago
  • June 10, 2022 - afternoon ride
    10 Jun 2022

    What a gorgeous day to be out on the bike today. After lunch I set out to do a training ride for my Great Cycle Challenge ride in August. I managed to do 17 kilometers before heading home again. Chatted with a few people, stopped at DQ and indulged in a chocolate dipped cone (lol) and then headed back up the hill to home.

    June 10, 2022 - afternoon ride
    Posted 14 days ago
  • June 9, 2022 - second ride with Safe Cycling group
    10 Jun 2022

    Forty percent chance of rain at 6:00 p.m. means there is a 60% chance that it won't rain, right? Then at 7:00 p.m. the percentage rises to 70% chance of rain, so that's a different story of course! But at 6:15 p.m. the sun is still shining, so what do the weather people really know for sure? I head out to join the Safe Cycling group and we head off for a ride around town, but the dark clouds are starting to form so we head back to the museum and go our separate ways. Ben and I made it to the complex before the rain started, so we hung out there until the storm sort of passed, and then headed for home. Did we get wet? Well, yes we did, but once you are a bit wet, it's not so bad. You get home, dry off the wheels and get into dry clothes....ready to do it again on another day!

    June 9, 2022 - second ride with Safe Cycling group
    Posted 15 days ago
  • June 8, 2022 afternoon ride - Part 1
    8 Jun 2022

    This morning I was out in the car but this afternoon was perfect weather for biking, so went to the bank on my bike. On the way, I picked up a couple more donations to the current fundraiser. Then on the way home, my RELIVE video stayed on pause, but I can assure you, I did bike up the hill and am back home again. Think I will head out for another ride as the weather is perfect for cycling today!

    Posted 16 days ago
  • June 4, 2022 ride number 2
    5 Jun 2022

    This morning I cycled into town to take part in the Ingersoll Safe Cycling Family Fun Ride. When I got there, they were all set up for bike swaps, minor repairs and adjustments, and a bicycle rodeo. My bike is good, and the rodeo seemed like something more geared to the younger set.....let's face it, I am NOT doing jumps on any boards...lol So I travelled home (up Thames Street hill) and waited until the actual Family Fun ride which was to take place at 11:30 a.m. Then I headed back down there (which meant I was going to have to do the Thames Street hill climb a second time), and met with the group, to do a short ride around town, showing us some new trails and what the Safe Cycling Committee is working on.

    June 4, 2022 ride number 2
    Posted 20 days ago
  • May 29, 2022 Sunday afternoon ride
    30 May 2022

    While I have been keeping myself busy doing the fundraisers (that's what helps the kids....when we raise money), I have not spent too much time in the saddle. This is partly due to weather conditions, so when today presented as a nice sunny day, with a good temperature and not too much wind, it was time to get out for a nice ride. Made it to Woodstock and back and took in a few sites along the way.

    May 29, 2022 Sunday afternoon ride
    Posted 26 days ago
    25 May 2022

    Tonight I was able to present Rick and Shirley VanderKooy with their prize package in the Golfer's Dream Package Fundraiser! Congratulations Rick and Shirley, and once again, thank you for your continued support in helping me raise funds for childhood cancer research and treatments.

    The next fundraiser is in the works, and should launch soon. By supporting me by securing your spot, or spots, on the spinner wheel, you too could win an awesome prize package. Remember, you can't win, if you are not on the wheel! Stay tuned to my Facebook page to see what the last fundraiser package consists of, and how you can win it!

    Posted 30 days ago
  • May 19, 2022 evening ride with Ingersoll Safe Cyclers
    20 May 2022

    Tonight I met up with a few other cyclists from Ingersoll Safe Cycling group for a short ride. I biked 3.1 kilometers to meet at the Cheese Museum, then, together with four other cyclers, we biked around a few areas of our town for 5 kilometers. It was a short half hour ride with a few stops to explain some of the details of what the Ingersoll Safe Cycling Committee has been able to accomplish to make our town more bike friendly. Then we headed back to the Cheese Museum, after which I cycled back home. A total of 11.8 km on this ride!

    May 19, 2022 evening ride with Ingersoll Safe Cyclers
    Posted 36 days ago