Archive for May, 2018

Great Cycle Challenge

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Hi,

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

My goal is to pedal 100 miles miles throughout the month.

Why am I doing this? Because cancer is the largest killer of children from disease in the United States – 38 children die of cancer every week. It’s awful to think so many young lives are lost to this terrible disease.

Kids should be living life, NOT fighting for it.

To show my support, I am taking on this 30-day challenge to support cancer research and give these kids the brighter futures they deserve.

It will be tough, but it’s nothing compared to what these brave kids face every day as they battle this disease and fight for their lives.

So today, I’m asking for your support.

Please make a donation through my fundraising page to support my challenge and join me in the fight to save little lives.

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

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

Thank you so much.

Shaun

Bike Upgrades

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

The last major upgrade I have to do on my mountain bike is the fork.  I do need a new derailleur hanger as my current one is bent and causing some minor shifting issues.  I also want to shim the chainring over a bit to help with the driveline angle in the lower gears (1-5) even though it is just inboard of the “ideal” location.  Once I have the fork done, I will then start to save for the remote lockout kit for it and then it will be done until I decide I want a new seat or I wear the tires out.

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Phone & such

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

Well,

A couple of weeks ago I managed to drop my phone and break the screen on it.  I’m not at the Apple Store in the Mall of America waiting for them to finish replacing the screen and playing around on a nice shiny new iMac Pro.  I love the screen and the touch pad on it, not sure about the keyboard and mouse yet.  I think the mouse would be ok with its speed turned up.  The keyboard just does not have near enough travel for me….