Welcome to Deidre's Dream

An unsupported bicycle ride across America to benefit cancer survivors and their families 
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What it's about

Help me help cancer survivors to Livestrong like my wife Deidre did. Deidre was a woman who accomplished anything she set her mind to. Neither chemotherapy nor radiation slowed her down. Her love of life, family, and friends will never be surpassed.

When she decided to take up cycling, it lead to dozens of centuries (100 mile ride in one day). When she decided to learn to swim competently it lead to her winning her age group in the 2006 Los Angeles County Triathlon Championship Series.

When she decided to be a mother and wife, she set an example for the rest of the world with her capacity for love, caring, nurturing, and support.

Please help me continue Deidre's legacy of love and living life at it's fullest by supporting my ride across America and contributing to the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

Chris Bredenberg, our friend and neighbor from Santa Fe, and I will be riding from San Diego, CA to St. Augustine, FL beginning on or about May 10, 2008. We are aiming at a 35 day crossing. Our ride distance will be approximately 3,200 miles.

Our efforts won't bring us the pain and doubt that comes with a cancer diagnosis. Though diminishing over time, as life returns to something a little more predictable and with an ever more urgent need to live it, none the less the doubt is ever present. Deidre's courage and relentless fight to live continues to inspire me, and others who knew her.

Deidre died September 10, 2007 after a long and brave battle lasting nine and one half years but she lives in the hearts of all who knew and love her.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Day 42 Gainesville, FL to St. Augustine, FL

June 20

Gainesville, FL to St. Augustine, Fl

101 Miles
760 ft of climbing



Yahoo! We arrived in St. Augustine Friday evening. Our legs are very tired. Were we not so close to the finish we would have taken a rest day in Gainesville after a one hundred and twenty one mile ride Thursday.

Not including our rest day on Dauphin Island, we averaged over ninety miles per ride day. Whew!

Three thousand one hundred sixty four and a half miles with sixteen miles (eighty four thousand four hundred and forty eight feet) of total climbing. I like the way it sounds in miles.

As much as I have to add, and will in an epilogue, (epiblog?) we're headed out to explore.

I'll post again from our ride home (not by bicycle).

What a ride!


Greg and Lara said...

Yahoo! CONGRATULATIONS ON FINISHING! I have loved reading your blog, and I am inspired and amazed. Safe travels home, let me know if you hit Atlanta. :)

yosista said...

YEAH!! Awesome job boys.
Love Kirk,