So,
I forgot to post this when it happened, but my mom, dad, brother, aunt, uncle & I moved my grandpa back to MN. He has been staying with my parents and this coming weekend we will be moving him into his new apartment in the senior living community just down the road from my parents. It will be nice to have him back in MN and he is happy to be “home”. He is also excited to see my son grow up, and so am I.

Well,

I have a relationship with my brother & sister-in-law again and my nieces for the first time. Honestly, it feels very good to have a relationship with the most important parts of my family.

Hi,

I am taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge this June to fight kids’ cancer!

I will be pedaling for the entire month and my goal is ride 100 miles.

Why am I doing this? Because cancer is the largest killer of children from disease in the United States – 36 children die of cancer every week!

Kids should be living life, not fighting for it.

It will be tough, but nothing compared to what these kids face every day of their lives as they battle this terrible disease.

And so, I am taking on a personal challenge to raise $500 to give these kids the brighter futures they deserve.

But to achieve my goal, I need your support.

Please sponsor me to support my challenge and join me to fight kids’ cancer!

You can help me reach my goal by donating at my personal fundraising page:

https://greatcyclechallenge.com/Riders/smccloud/d

All funds raised will support Children’s Cancer Research Fund to continue their work in developing innovative treatments and finding a cure for childhood cancer.

Thank you for your support.

Shaun

Well, I had my rear fender and lights stolen off my bike now. A co-worker had his seat & seat post stolen and another had his lights stolen. Getting really fed up with his crap….. On the plus side, my Gary Fisher was recovered, however I do not know if it is even worth buying back from insurance since it looks like the Joshua decals were scraped/ground off and I’m worried about frame damage on it.

Well, yesterday I got to go for a short bike ride with my brother’s daughters. It was honestly the highlight of my day, especially when they kept saying they fall and had a huge smile on their faces when I say I still fall on bike.

Speaking of the me falling, I found out that riding on ice is not a good idea. I went down, messed up my shoulder and also tweaked my rear deraileur some too. But I am happily biking into work and loving it.

You know, I am getting really tired of wind chill warnings. Had one today, -25°F to -30°F. Tomorrow the warning is for -30°F to -35°F. Its hard to ride bike to work when my face will freeze due to not having a good ski-mask to wear…….I guess I will have to get some more gear ASAP too.

Rode my new mountain bike to work for the first time today. Other than forgetting to check the tire pressure, it worked great. Rear tire is a little to low, but it stops and rides great.