Dear friends, cycling and otherwise, I'm on a mission!
Suffering For Prostate Cancer
On Friday, November 30th, I'll be on my bike trainer, in my garage, for an epic 9hr ride. (Those of you that have spent significant time on a trainer and understand what that means can just shortcut and donate now.) Why am I doing this? Two reasons: it's a good way to raise money for the Movember Foundation, a charity that's near and dear to me, and it seemed like a huge, slightly nutty challenge.
Sufferfest is my training app – it sort of like the Peloton ads you see everywhere, but I use my bike and trainer, and don't have to pay for a crazy-expensive spin bike (Here's a short, intense PR video, and a snippet of video from one of their workouts). They use the term suffering in a very tongue-in-cheek way – it's just humor mixed in with a very effective, entertaining library of training videos, which is helpful after an hour or two on the bike. The Sufferfest folks have a challenge called the Knighthood Quest.
To become a knight – or dame – you need to but ride 10 of their training videos back-to-back. This will be my longest time on the trainer and my longest time on the bike ever.this Friday, 11/30. The suffering will be epic!
Please support my ride by donating to the Movember Foundation. Your support is very much appreciated!
Suffering With Prostate Cancer
The full version of my story is at that link, but the short version is that I was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer in June of this year. The treatments I'm on are working exceptionally well for now, and despite the header text, I'm doing no actual suffering because of the cancer. So, suffering in the sense that I have it, but not in the pain-and-misery sense. This is why I'm fundraising for the Movember Foundation. Big picture, they support various mens' health causes: prostate and testicular cancer, and mental health; more specifically, they're funding a quality-of-life research study that I'm participating in right now.
Please support the Movember Foundation!