Peter Gee

My Activity Tracking

350
kms

My target 500 kms

I’m taking part in ride for Epilepsy around Tassie (well little parts of it anyway) because...

I want to raise money and make a difference for people living with epilepsy. Please help me by giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button. The more people that know about the walk, the greater the impact, so please also spread the word by sharing our page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!

My Achievements

First donation

50% of Fundraising Goals Badge

75% of Fundraising Goals Badge

100% of Fundraising Goals Badge

Logged first KM

50% Distance Target

100% Distance Target

Shared page

Added blog post

My Updates

Coastal Quiz

Friday 16th Oct
If the Epilepsy cause wasn't enough the lush pastures and distinctive seascapes of the NW coast have provided a wonderful incentive to get out and ride this week.
Today the tulips on Table Cape were the destination and a serendipitous meeting reinforced the reason so many Australians are involved in this Walk for Epilepsy.
At the tulip farm cafe I got talking to Burnie mum Clarissa who was enjoying a day out and a Devonshire tea with young children Zoe and Arlo. When I told her why I was out riding she informed me that she had suffered epileptic seizures in her early teens. Thankfully brain surgery at the Austin in Melbourne had successfully fixed the problem leaving her with just a horseshoe shaped scar on her scalp as a souvenir.
These days she says she wouldn't even be left with that thanks to keyhole surgery.
So, who knows what medical advances may stem from the funding for epilepsy research and treatment that flows from this month of physical exertion.
For the latest donors to my small contribution, the challenge was more mental than physical.
My wife Larainne and I have enjoyed spending the week with friends from the Hobart theatre world and after lunch today I put their theatre knowledge to the test.
The 20 question Epilepsy theatre quiz proved to be a laughter filled close contest with Stuart's Stars the narrow winners over Pip's Players.
The contestants enjoyed it so much they're already looking forward to another Walk (Ride) for Epilepsy next October.

Underway

Wednesday 7th Oct
After the washout over the weekend I've finally clocked up the first k's of my 500k ride - only 450 to go!
The weekend wasn't a total loss however as I joined Col Dean and the Bawdy Panto crew on the Kingston Bunnings sausage sizzle in aid of Epilepsy Tas. Managed to restrict myself to a single sampling of the excellent M & J Butchers minimum (next to none) fat sausages  while cooking up a storm. If you can't sponsor me at least drop in and buy a sausage when we're next at Bunnings Kingston on October 18.
Allez!
PG

Thank you to my Sponsors

$104.40

Algonquin Round Table - Southern Division

We in the Vicious Circle salute our theatre quiz master from our Sisters Creek Round Table.

$52.20

Margaret Gugger

Allez Peter!

$52.20

Larainne Robertson

Told you you were good. You're the best rider in the world!

$50

Karen Gugger

Good luck hope you achieve your goal!

$26.10

Petet Gee