Tuesday, January 13, 2009

" I Want To Ride My Bicycle!"

Last Spring I did a benefit bicycle ride cross-country for the Humane Society's Spay, Neuter And Adopt program (details here: http://www.d2d4wetnoses.com/),and I'd like to do it again this year - only this time in September and instead of cross-country, I would like to do it "Cross-Georgia", but again, solo.

Last year, I got my own sponsors, did my own publicity and booked and paid for many of the rooms for me and my team, but given my situation with my dementia, I don't think I can handle this all on my own this year.

It is for this reason, that I'm throwing this out here on my blog, just in case some of you may have ideas, would like to volunteer, or volunteer someone. Michelle, who did the website I linked you to, will handle it again, but I need help in all other areas.

I need something to do, and cycling is something I have always enjoyed, and if I knew this could happen, well, then I wouldn't have these "episodes" like a few nights ago. I'd be too busy training and planning! :)

What do y'all think? I'm wide open to anything - even criticism - so let me have it.

And by the way, my local humane society has such few volunteers, they aren't going to be able to pitch in, so although this ride would benefit their efforts, I'd prefer they expended their energies in saving the animals' lives rather than running around on my behalf.

Thanks

Bill

1 comment:

Timespanner said...

I think that's a great idea, Bill. If I lived closer (say, on your side of the Equator!) I'd offer to help where I was able. Good on you for getting involved in stuff like that.

Lisa