Another Thank you!
<p>Thank you to those who prayed for my knees - they held up well!</p><p>And thank you to Mum for asking people to donate in lieu of gifts for her milestone birthday - very appreciated!</p><p>Cameron.</p>
DONE and DUSTED
<p>My legs are a bit fatigued, but the ride today was a success! It was a beautiful day, clear skies and no clouds or rain, which was a good thing because the day was quite chilly - and I am not a cold weather person! It was 9 degrees when i left home at first light and only 13 when arrived at Musgrave Park soon after 7am, then got to a maximum of about 24 (probably less, as the GPS on the bike tends to quickly read high when the sun touches it), but for most of the actual 50km Brissie to the Bay loop to Wynnum foreshore and back it was only really varying between about 17 and 21. There was a wind chill factor at play too, as a stiff westerly blow (I wouldn't call it a 'breeze' as was buffeting all the riders significantly and blowing rubbish acros the roads) for the whole of the return trip back to South Brisbane really tested the legs of all the participants. After a total distance of 80.05km I was still cold and very happy to have a long hot shower!</p><p>Thank you so much to everyone who donated to me - it is very gratifying to receive so much support! For anyone who donated anonymously, it really is anonymous as i do not even have the functionality available on the website to send a thank you email to those unlisted donors. So this is all I can do to show my appreciation. :)</p><p>Of course, I can still accept donations for another few weeks, for any who were waiting to see whether I would cark it or not on the actual ride :) At least into early July they can take more money for this event and it appears not just that it is a generally worthy event whereby every dollar counts, but that both rider paricipation and total money raised are reduced compared to last year (and maybe previous few years?). They only announced on the PA at the start of the 50km rider category that $900k had been achieved, which I think is well short of what they were aiming for. Channel Seven News tonight had a short segment on the event (only the 100km rider start was shown, that I saw) and stated that $1.5million was the goal and they were well on the way, but I think that is being overly optimistic (or totally inaccurate, something news services are a bit known for)..</p><p>No doubt I will be at it again next year, so remember to put away your spare dollars in preparation ! </p><p>Thanks and regards,</p><p>Cameron.</p><p> </p>
<p>I am so thankful for the friends and family who are supporting me financially with this endeavour. It is so easy to spread oneself too thinly - financially and logistically - and I am one of the worst for this affliction. Far better to have that than to be struggling to survive day to day at a physical and medical level, though. I'm a little under the weather right now and still having niggling issues with knees, so need to take it easy for a bit even though feel the impending D-day date approach.</p>