24 Hour Ride Begins

I'm riding for you Robert, Amber & John!

In a few hours, I will begin my first 24 hour cycling event, 24 Hours of Booty (24 HOB) here in Charlotte, NC. Who knows how many miles I will complete but I will do my very best. Besides… does it really matter? My plan is to ride, drink (non-alcoholic drinks), eat, sleep (a bit) and then repeat the cycle over and over again. It’s going to hurt, for sure, but I’ll have to suck it up!

If you are interested, you can follow as I tweet my experience (that’s right I am now on Twitter) at @wannabeglb.

But more importantly, I am riding the 24 Hours of Booty in honor of 14-year old Amber Cunningham who is currently battling non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, John Raucci who is battling Pancreatic Cancer and in memory of  a childhood friend, Robert McWhorter, who recently passed away (at age 35) from Colon cancer. This is for you guys; I hope to do you proud.

For what it’s worth, I have been asked to be one of the lead riders of 24 HOB; it’s an honor and a privilege that if you can believe it, makes me a bit emotional just thinking of it. To be in a position to do such a thing reminds me of how precious life really is. Very powerful stuff indeed.

Keep on fighting and LIVESTONG!

wannaberiders against cancer: I’m so proud of you for dedicating a part of your life to cancer awareness. Your positivity and steadfastness speaks volumes. Keep up the good work!

Cheers!

-GB

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