Last Saturday, August 25th, was the welcome home reception at Holly�s Hallmark. I�ll pass on a little secret, the best way to get people to any event is fresh, hot Krispy Kreme donuts. People flocked in from the streets just to meet me. OK, I know they really wanted the donuts and coffee, but it just sounds so good. Thanks to a very special person, we were able to raise another $1,000 for Breast Friends mentoring program at Long Beach Memorial Hospital. That raised the overall confirmed total to just under $16,000. It was nice to see friends and supporters I hadn�t seen since leaving Long Beach.
A few reminders before we proceed. The Team Spirit Breast and Ovarian Cancer 10k walk will be held Saturday, October 13th here in Long Beach. All money raised will go to help programs like Breast Friends at Memorial Medical Center. For more information, stop by Holly�s Hallmark at 5012 E. 2nd St. in Long Beach or email me. You can also call the Hallmark Shoppe at (562) 434-5291.
My mom and I have been chosen to be the LOCAL HEROES for the Ultimate Drive. The Ultimate Drive is a BMW fundraising event that raises money for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. For every mile driven, BMW will donate $1. Everyone (over 21) is welcome to drive and all you have to do is show up Tuesday, October 23rd at 11:00 AM at Long Beach BMW. Food and fun is guaranteed. For more information, check the at Long Beach BMW website.
If anyone is going to be around Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Thursday, September 13th, the New Hampshire Breast Cancer Coalition will be hosting a presentation by breast cancer activist Dr. Susan Love. For more information click here
We have a few RideforCancer T-shirts left that are available for a $15 donation (Large and Xlarge sizes). All moneys from T-shirt sales will go directly to Breast Friends. Use the contacts above for more info.
Now for a quick little �best of� list then some music reviews and then you�re free to go.
Best Cookies from the Cookie Drop: Rhubarb and Jilebi�s Choco-Choco
Thank you everyone for the cookies, there were two packages that got eaten by varmints and/or rained on. So to the people that sent cookies that I have not thanked do to indecipherable mailing addresses, thank you as well. T-shirts will be sent out soon.
Best Diner/Breakfast: Sunny Day Diner � Lincoln, New Hampshire
Best Donuts: The Little Donut Shop in Vermont (That really is the name)
Best Roller Coaster � Wood: The Cornball Express � Indiana Beach
Best Roller Coaster � Steel: Millineum Force � Cedar Point
Coolest Town: Fargo, North Dakota. Don�t believe the movie. This place rocks when its not twenty below or plagued by mosquitos
Best Regional/Local Beers: Yuengling � Pennsylvania, Premium Grain Belt � Minnesota, Long Trail Ale � Vermont, and Cadillac Mountain Stout - Maine. (Most consumed � PBR)
Favorite Phrase in response to my trip: Holy Buckets!
Longest Day of Riding: 130 miles
Place Most Likely to Move to: Richmond/South Burlington, Vermont
How many times I was convinced I was crazy: Good question, probably 6
CD REVIEWS All CD�s are or will be available at Fingerprints Records in Belmont Shore.
Sparks � Once We Were Trees (Sub Pop)
� It�s a Wonderful Life (Capitol)
Whiskeytown � Pneumonia (Lost Highway)
Thanks to everyone. This includes all of the supporters and sponsors and of course everyone who followed me along the way. Big thanks to Coffee Cup Caf� in Long Beach. Not only did they let us the place for the silent auction, they also were our main �corporate� (ha, ha) sponsor. Big thanks also to Ellen for making the reception a success. Others who helped out on the last leg include: Jen Breuklander, Nezinscot Farms, my mom, dino, Terry at Memorial, Jennifer Tuck, Diane at Three Rivers Rafting for the cool photo, Michele from Breast Friends (thanks in advance for lunch next week), everyone who showed up to the reception and helped devour 6 dozen donuts, Bar Harbor Bikes, Jones Bikes, the people who donated money while on the road � I forwarded $174 to at NBCC, and of course, the gaggle of people I forgot.
If anyone needs web hosting, Marketrends is cost efficient and very reliable (not one problem with the Rideforcancer site)
For the least expensive way to register a domain, check eyeondomain.com
For a great selection of bikes and the best customer service go to Jones Bikes
If you�re interested in a recumbent bike, check out Easy Racers.
Also, visit the RideforCancer Sponsor Page to support those helped make all of this possible.
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Do all good things come to an end,