My Activity Tracking
My target 5000 kms
My Big Ride
I've decided that it's time for me to do something that's been in my bucket list for a long time. I am cycling over 4200km as a personal challenge this July/August.
I've decided to help the Epilepsy Foundation make a huge difference for the 1 in 25 people whose lives are affected by epilepsy as I too was once epileptic.
I'm hoping that while I complete this project, you will show your support by making a donation.
Let's give those who are living with epilepsy the chance of a better life.
For those who don't know, I was one who lived with epilepsy for the better part of 40 years of my life. It was first detected back in 1969 after brain surgeries I had.
I can tell you from experience, the seizures can vary from short 30 seconds to, in my case, an hour or so. Most of mine were petit mal seizures but I did have at least 3 that I can still recall where I went fully unconscious.
However, I was a lucky one to have mine completely defeated.
Times were hard for me back when I was in my 20's. That was when I decided to do this challenge. Back then I wanted to cycle the Alaska Highway. But now, I am aiming to cycle from Anchorage Alaska to Dawson City Yukon via Fairbanks and possibly up to the Arctic Circle on the Dempster Highway and then down to Victoria BC via Dawson Creek (Mile 0 of the Alaska Highway).
I will be posting updates as I do the journey.
Any support you can give will be muchly appreciated as it is going to a cause I believe needs more assistance.
Thank you for your time.
10 Aug 2023Tuesday 15th Aug I started on 5th July and still going, since then I have travelled 3314K's. Share
28th July 2023Tuesday 15th Aug
27 July 2023Tuesday 15th Aug
I continued my way to Teslin. It was just 84.48 km but I had a good night's rest after just over 5 hours cycling.
26 July 2023Tuesday 15th Aug
2023-07-23Monday 31st Jul
Today's ride was a quick run into Whitehorse. It was just over 94km and after going through a quick storm, I got into town in 4h23min. Time for a few days rest and visit a few old time friends.Share
2023-07-21Monday 31st Jul
Today I cycled from Summit Roadhouse to Tatchun Creek camp ground. I called it a day just before the rain came. I accidentally saved it as 2 separate rides. I had a pit stop at the end of the first ride to see the attached information.Share
2023-07-20Monday 31st Jul
Today I rode 115km from Gravel Lake to Summit Roadhouse where strangely there was no sign of settlement. It was just a dot on the map.Share
2023-07-19Monday 31st Jul
I started from Dawson City again but headed south towards Whitehorse stopping for the night at a camp ground at Gravel Lake for the night. I had to take it easy on my left leg making my right leg do most of the work. It paid off.Share
2023-07-17Monday 31st Jul
After a days rest in Dawson City, I headed out on the Klondike Hwy to km41 to start the Dempster Hwy up to the Arctic Circle. I got to Tombstone National Park camp ground that evening on the rough gravel road but had an issue with my left calf muscle. I suspected it was a slight muscle tear. The next morning I could hardly walk. With my parents as my support crew, they gave me a lift back to Dawson to reassess things.Share
2023-07-15Thursday 20th Jul
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2023-07-08Thursday 20th Jul
2023-07-07Thursday 20th Jul
Day 3 The third day I was soaked after about 32km so I checked into a hotel and dried out.Share
It's hard to keep riding with this viewMonday 17th Jul
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