Archive for the ‘Bicycle Rides for Charity’ Category

SCOTTY’S RIDE FOR THE KIDS by wildwes49 at Garmin Connect – Details

December 23, 2012

22 December 2012

A SCOR Club Ride to Scotty’s Restaurant to deliver toys for kids in the local area.  View all the details of this ride by clicking on the Link below:

SCOTTY’S RIDE FOR THE KIDS by wildwes49 at Garmin Connect – Details.

HONDA CENTER, ANAHEIM by wildwes49 at Garmin Connect – Details

December 22, 2012

21 December 2012

Well, it’s not the end of the world.  I was able to do a nice bike ride and deliver some toys for kids.  View the full details of today’s ride by clicking on the Link below:

HONDA CENTER, ANAHEIM by wildwes49 at Garmin Connect – Details.

SHERI’s RANCH & CALVADA LOOP by wildwes49 at Garmin Connect – Details

November 5, 2012

November 5, 2012:  Today’s ride took me to the south end of Pahrump where Sheri”s Ranch, a famous chicken ranch, is located.  It was a fairly flat ride with not much wind and very nice weather.  To see the route map and details of the ride you can click on the link below:

SHERI’s RANCH & CALVADA LOOP by wildwes49 at Garmin Connect – Details.

JACOBSON EXPRESS IS PUBLISHED

October 11, 2011

Monday, 10 October 2011:  After many months of consolidating my blog with my wife Judy’s daily journal, and compiling the pictures to coincide with the text, our book, JACOBSON EXPRESS is now published and ready for purchase at BLURB.com.  The book details both Judy’s and my perspective of the 10,000 mile bike ride I did around the United States to raise awareness and donations for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  The link below will take you to the website where you can preview and/or purchase the book.

http://www.blurb.com/books/2552654

Long Beach Marathon and Bike Ride by wildwes49

October 9, 2011

Sunday, 9 October 2011:  Today I was up and ready to ride before sunrise.  My friend Eric met me in Seal Beach and we rode a couple of miles before we met with Mike and Marvie, a couple more friends from my bike club, SCORccc.  At 4:45 AM we continued our ride to downtown Long Beach for their annual Marathon and Bike Ride.  On the way there, Mike got a flat tire.  It is a good thing we started our ride early so we have enough time to fix the flat.  While we were fixing the flat tire, Lance, another member of our club rode past.  He stopped to visit as we continued with the flat repair.  We then all continued to the start line and got ourselves in position for the ride.  There were thousands of riders there ready to ride at the start time of 6:00 AM.  Even with all the riders, it was not as chaotic as I had expected.  After only a few miles, Eric decided to take off ahead of us.  The rest of us tried to stay together.  At one point, Mike got hit by another rider.  She also took 3 other riders down and then just kept on going without stopping.  We waited for Mike a little while, but he disappeared from sight and it was too crowded to go back to get him.  We continued our ride with no further incidences and Mike caught up with us just a few miles before the end of the ride.  Afterwards, we relaxed and listened to a small band and checked out a few of the vendors before getting back on our bikes and heading home.  This ride has numerous charities that you can choose from to donate to.  My charity of choice for this ride is the Alpenglow Hospice which helps the terminally ill live the remainder of their lives in dignity.  Their website is http://www.alpenglowhospicefoundation.com.  In the picture are my friends, Eric, Lance, Mike and Marvie.  You can check the stats of today’s ride by clicking on the link at the end of this post. 

Long Beach Marathon and Bike Ride by wildwes49 at Garmin Connect – Details.

Beach BBQ Ride by wildwes49

October 9, 2011

Saturday, 8 October 2011:  I got on my bike this morning and rode from Seal Beach, CA to Huntington Beach for a Beach BBQ Ride put on by my bike club, SCORccc.  They had several rides to choose from.  I chose the 48 mile ride through north Orange County and some of LA County.  There were 5 of us in our group and we held a pretty decent pace.  At the end of the ride we all enjoyed a great BBQ and fellowship with friends.  After eating all that good food, I cycled up to Long Beach to sign up for the Long Beach Marathon/Bike Ride that I will be doing tomorrow.  It is a ride for charity and there is a list of charities that you can choose from to benefit from your ride.  My charity of choice for this ride is Alpenglow Hospice.  It is a not-for-profit organization providing the terminally ill the opportunity to live their final days with dignity.  You can find out more about this organization by going to their website at:  http://www.alpenglowhospicefoundation.com.  To view the stats of today’s ride you can click on the link below:

Beach BBQ Ride by wildwes49 at Garmin Connect – Details.

Preview of Long Beach Bike Tour by wildwes49

October 6, 2011

Thursday, 6 October 2011:  This morning I rode from Seal Beach to the Long Beach Convention Center where they will be having their annual marathon and bike ride this coming Sunday, 9 October.  This event has many charities that you can choose to donate to.  My charity of choice is Aplenglow Hospice and I will be riding my bike on the 26 mile course.  I downloaded the route to the 26 mile course and took a preview ride to check the mileage at each turn point and to see the route first hand before doing the actual event.  It will be dark when we start the actual ride on Sunday so today I took a few pictures of sights you may see on this ride.  Below you will see the Catalina Express, a boat that takes you to Catalina Island.  Across the bay is a nice restaurant with a great view.  We circle around the lighthouse and go past the Long Beach Aquarium.  As we cycle along the beach bike path you can see the Queen Mary next to the Spruce Goose Dome.  We also ride through the Long Beach State University and pass by their famous pyramid.  They are expecting a large crowd on Sunday and it should be a lot of fun.  I will try to take some more pictures during and after the actual ride.  After I completed the course, I returned to Seal Beach with about 40 miles.  There is a link under the pictures that you can click on to view the stats of today’s ride.

Preview of Long Beach Bike Tour by wildwes49 at Garmin Connect – Details.

Newport Coast Short by wildwes49

August 14, 2011

Saturday, 13 August 2011:  I began my ride today from Norwalk, CA and met 7 other riders from my bike club at Liberty Park in Cypress.  We went down the San Gabriel River Trail to Pacific Coast Hwy and then headed south to Newport Beach.  In Newport Beach we rode up Marguerite to San Joaquin Hills.  We took San Joaquin to Back Bay and went the long, scenic way around the bay.  After going around the bay, we returned to Pacific Coast Hwy to begin our return trip.  We stopped at Newport Burger at about 40 miles into our ride.  After we ate, it was only another 20 miles until we arrived back at Liberty Park.  The total ride today was about 60 miles not including my ride to and from Liberty Park.  Marguerite was our only real climb today and the total elevation gain for the ride was about 900 feet.  It was a cool day for a ride and everyone seemed to enjoy it.  You can click on the link below to view the details of today’s ride.

Newport Coast Short by wildwes49 at Garmin Connect – Details.

Hello Fans, Friends and Family

December 9, 2010

Thursday, December 9th:  Good Morning!  The adventure is now complete!  After finishing Tuesday’s ride of 77 miles we checked out the map and figured if we drove to the Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California  that I would have enough miles left to finish my ride with at least 10,000 miles.  While I was doing Tuesday night’s blog, Judy was calling people we thought would like to meet us at the end of the ride.  In the morning I got up and noticed my rear tire was low for the 2nd day in a row.  I decided it must be a slow leak so I replaced the tube and started out on my ride about 7:00AM.  Judy asked me to leave her the camera so she could take pictures of me arriving at the finish line.  I told her to take pictures of anything interesting along the way.  About 15 miles into my ride my front tire went flat.  The tire itself was also pretty well worn so I not only replaced the tube, but the tire also.  (I always carry a fold-up tire in my waist pack.)  I was back on the road in less than 20 minutes.  I kept contact with Judy via cell phone and she kept others updated on my progress.  Some of the pictures Judy took included the San Onofre Neuclear Plant, a business called “Intimate Obsessions” (what was on Judy’s mind?), shrubs wearing Santa hats, and a walkway in Huntington Beach that you can take from the business side of the street to the ocean side of the street.  I arrived in Huntington Beach about 11:20 and about a half dozen bike riders from SCOR, my bike club, were waiting to help me finish my ride into Seal Beach.

  Upon arrival at Seal Beach I was greeted by my wife Judy, Judys brother Bob and his wife, Eileen,  other cyclists from my club, and a retired postal worker, Rick and his wife that I used to work with when I was a mailman.  There was also a reporter from the Seal Beach Sun who took pictures for the local paper.  At the end of the ride I had cycled 62 miles.  The total mileage for these last four days is 368 miles.  Added together with the 9,646 miles I had accumulated before my accident give me a total of 10,014 miles of cycling around the United States for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  A breakdown of the total event is as follows:  

Number of Days of Event:                                      257

Number of Days Cycling:                                        129

Number of Rest Days:                                                57

Number of Hospital/Recovery  Days:                 71

Number of Flat Tires:                                                  22

Injuries:  4 broken ribs, punctured  lung, fractured clavicle, scapula, and vertebrae and separated shoulder.

Thank you to everyone who helped me acheive my goals along the way.  I had hoped to finish my 10,000 miles by mid -Ocotober, and would have done so if it were not for my accident.  I was, however, able to finish the ride before the end of the year and raised $4,120 in the fight against Leukemia and Lymphoma.  Although my goal was to raise $1.00 per mile, which would have been $10,000, I was never-the-less, very impressed and thankful for the response I received. My ride is now complete, but my website will remain on line and anyone interested in contributing to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society can do so by visiting http://www.gsf.lls.llsevent.org/JACOBSONEXPRESS.COM.  Thankyou again to every one and remember to wear your helmet.  Saving Lives One Mile at a Time . . . Wes & Judy    http://www.jacobsonexpress.com

Hello Fans, Friends and Family

December 8, 2010

Tuesday, December 7th:  I started today’s ride in Yuma, AZ.  In a few short miles I crossed the Colorado River and entered my home state of California.  My ride continued on the Interstate 8 until I came to a sign that said all bicycles must exit.  I saw a Highway Patrolman and he said I would be on the frontage road until the next overpass and then get back on the Interstate.  I was not too impressed with the condition of the frontage road.  The cracks in the asphalt made it very difficult to ride.

  Back on the Interstate and later on down the road was another sign saying bicycles must exit.  This time I decided to stay on the Interstate.  My only concern was that just up the road was a Border Patrol Checkpoint.  They didn’t seem to mind that I was on the Interstate.  They just asked if I needed some water.  I waited for Judy at a rest stop and had a snack when she arrived.  I continued on down the Interstate another 12 miles and took the Highway 98 exit.  There were quite a few palm trees and some dead bushes that Judy said were turning color and were actually gold.  They had a lot of farm areas.  The one pictured here is a lettuce field.  After 77 miles of cycling it was time for me to call it quits for the day.  I have some sores on my backend from the last 2 days of riding which made today’s ride somewhat unbearable.  Judy and I discussed it and decided to drive to Oceanside, CA and finish the ride to Seal Beach, CA from there, which will make us reach the 10,000 mile goal we were hoping for.  You can still help me reach my $10,000 goal for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by visiting http://www.gsf.lls.llsevent.org/JACOBSONEXPRESS.  Until next time . . . Saving Lives One Mile at a Time . . .Wes & Judy     http://www.jacobsonexpress.com.