So, what has been my excuse for not riding? The unpredictability of Jacob’s day-to-day life. The feeling of never knowing when we will be thrown into a long hospital stay where everything of normalcy will be thrown to the wayside. The day-to-day busyness of simply taking care of my children, and all the other things in my life. Just the thought of finding time for a bike ride seemed impossible. The fact that I am truly scared of road biking is not to be forgotten. The fear of falling off the bike or having someone crash in to me and my bike is real.
Don’t take me wrong. I have been riding a bike on roads since I was a little kid. That’s how I transported myself as a kid back home. There were no parents driving me wherever I had to be. I jumped on my bike to get to the train station, to go to the store, and to get to my friend’s house.
155 miles of biking over the course of 3 days in the Rocky Mountains is another story, especially when you don’t even have a bike, or a helmet for that matter. And did I mention no experience of road biking or training for something of this caliber?
But I do have a heart. I have a healthy heart that is beating for my boy Jacob. I will ride for the hospital, which makes Jacob’s life possible. I will ride for the hospital, which has saved his life several times. I will ride for the Mito Clinic, which figured out the mystery of Jacob’s mitochondrial disease. I will ride for the doctors who have become an integral part of our lives. I will ride in memory of Samantha. I will ride for all the hospital kids, who I have been honored to get to know. And I will ride for Jacob. Jacob who fights for his life every day, I will ride for him.
Will you join us?
Click on link to join the Summits for Samantha team:http://www.couragetours.com/2013/team/sfs