Sunday, August 28, 2011

Here's an idea.

I want to ride from Penrith to Melbourne - thats over 900km. Why? Well, it was an idea floating around mine and Elissa's cranium for a bit- like me she was super excited and couldn't wait to get cracking on it. Well that was some month's ago - and with training for Port and Yeppoon the idea was put on the back burner.

Well, now that I have no massive races apart from Nepean to focus, it is the perfect time to start organising this momentous ride with Elissa.

First things first - we wanted to fundraise for a worthy cause. Well, that was easy. But I can't disclose it yet till we get the approval on our submission. Just know that it has to do with Neurology. This is something near and dear to my heart and couldn't think of a better place I would like the fundraising money to go to.

Secondly - the name. This was slightly tougher to come up with. But it still only took a matter of 10 or so minutes to decide with Elissa. So basically there is a part of our brain that deals with fine movement, equilibrium, posture and motor learning. Without this part of our brain - our one passion and ability to do this ride - cycling - would be impaired. This part of our brain is known as the Cerebellum. So we thought it appropriate to be known as the "Cycling Cerebellums".

Now it's time to try and piece it all together. So much to think of. Route, accomodation, pit crew, nutrition, medical supplies and appropriate person for the job, sponsors, ABN, equipment, making appropriate authorities aware of the task at hand. I'm sure there are a squizillion things to think of and we will continue to write them down as they crop up.

But in the meantime, Elissa has been getting arty and drawing up some awesome designs for our cycling shirts. I think you are all really going to like these.

We have also started our own FB page - aptly named "The Cycling Cerebellums". If you are on FB please check out the page - HERE. I would love to have as many of you following this adventure as possible. And hoping that when we announce our fundraising cause - you might find it in you to sponsor us on this EPIC ride. Not matter how big or small it will be greatly appreciated.

In between all of this I am really enjoying getting crafty in the kitchen. Kind of nice to have time to spend thinking up yummy dinners.

Your hard work will be rewarded.

"The path to a dream is paved with sacrifices and lined with determination. And though it has many stumbling blocks along the way, and may go in more than one direction, it is travelled by belief and courage and conquered with a willingness to face challenges and take chances" Barbara Cage