Dad was an amazing man, intelligent, joyful, and colorful !
He enjoyed life fully and was extemely athletic ... at 50 he literally ran circles around me as I trained for university football ...
Unfortunately one day at the doctor he was told he would gradually lose control of all his muscles ... he had Parkinson ... he had 3 years to live.
Fortunately, dad was also a fighter and someone who did not give up easily - or you could say stubborn :O ). He did not give up and fought every step of the way. When he started falling, he simply covered the bruises so that the family would not be alarmed (or prevent him from keep exercising and doing his things).
And with that spirit of unrelenting dedication and commitment, we were fortunate to have him for not 3 but 16 more years !!
So for 3 days I will take on that commitment to family and unrelenting spirit and ride for a great cause ... finding a cure for Parkinson. Dad never had a chance to let go or stop his fight .. anything he gave up if he found it difficult would be gone forever. So i'm riding for 3 days for a total of 370km ... I may not be fast, but I will complete the ride.
If you know someone with Parkinson, or you lost someone you love to this disease ... please consider contributing towards the research to find a cure. This specific fundraising event is run incredibly well - sponsors cover all the expenses - so that 100% of the money raised will go directly to research.
If you would like to join me on the ride ... that would be fabulous !!
If you would like to sponsor me ... I would be grateful !!
If you would like to spread the word and let others support this event ... we might move ahead in our fight :O )
Thank you ... and whatever you do, make your life count now for you and those you love.
Claudio :O )