Monday, 18 February 2008

The bike

there she is...'the bike' entity unto its own. why?
if you read of my midadventures in the 2007 Adventure Challenge you might have an idea.

The IS because:
1. it replaced my brother's $2000 Brodie Enduro for a mere $10 without notice
2. it has 'old school' calliper brakes which, if i understand correctly, could have saved my hands from an excruciatingly painful numbness and arthritic pain if its brakes were disc brakes
3. went from a calm and relatively sedentary lifestyle on the downtown east side being traded for $10 to $20 here and there to the pounding of Mt Seymour trails
4. of the people i met trying to find the aforementioned Brodie (Rachel, Guy, Horn Dog, Frenchie, et al)
5. the bike kicked rearend on the trails and let me finish the race with dignity

I love the handle bars. Some fellows in the know commented on them being 'bull horns' or something. Little do they know what those horns have seen.
The shocks are refered to as 'duo track' what does that mean? Is it safe?

Look at those gears. Just look at them.

The BRC Banzai. A classic if ever there was one. I would like to auction the bike off. It might have to wait until after the 2008 race...but who knows. All proceeds go to the house!!

The Blog

My name is Malcolm and I was a volunteer at Canuck Place Children's Hospice in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada for nearly seven years. Now I support them by raising money by participating in the Canuck Place Adventure Challenges!

I said hospice. Not really a word that you associate with children but there you go. We will tell you about the house as this blog progresses with the hope that you will learn, and as you learn we hope that you will share. The purpose of the Adventure Challenge is to raise money for AND awareness about Canuck Place.

The name of each kid at the house you read about has been changed.

September 14th and 15th are the dates for the next Adventure Challenges.

You can sponsor me for the race here: Adventure Challenge
Maybe you should do the race?


Just a quick note about the names of the kids in the house that you will read about: they are made up!