UPDATE: David was not able to continue his cross-country trip. Thank you so much to everyone who showed us support and especially to those who donated — your kindness and generosity will not go to waste. In David’s own words:
“Dan and I were not able to continue our cross-country trip. Day 1 was far tougher than we imagined, and after 9 hours of cycling we had only made it 55 miles — half the distance of our first day goal.
The Oregon hills were incredibly difficult and completely sapped the energy out of us. On top of that, the roads were shockingly dangerous; we were climbing hills with zero shoulder with semi-trucks whizzing by within a foot of us.
It became immediately obvious that it was going to take closer to 10 weeks rather than the planned 5 to complete our trip. We decided to throw in the towel early rather than attempt to only go half-way.
Thank you to everyone who showed us support and donated to Massey. We’re sorry to have let you guys down after such a lofty goal.”
…for his bike!
That was a terrible joke, but what my husband is setting out to accomplish is no such thing!
You may remember David’s journey from noob to Ironman (catch up here, here, here, here, and here). Now, he’s taking on his biggest challenge yet: Beginning Sunday, David and his good friend Dan will attempt the trans-America bike tour to raise much-needed funds for VCU Massey Cancer Center. They’re biking from Warrenton, Oregon to Yorktown, Virginia: 3,400 miles in 35 days. The two of them are doing this completely unsupported, carrying all of their supplies (tent, sleeping bag, food, water) with them on their bikes.
It’s going to be tough, but it’s still easier than chemo!
Please consider making a donation here in support of this crazy awesome adventure and the fight against cancer!