Monday, October 15, 2012

Pink Ribbon 2012











So this weekend was the Pink Ribbon ride, a fund raiser for the Breast cancer foundation. Just like in Vancouver.   Always a great cause and  I am sure most of us will know some one who has been affected by this.  For me it was my Auntie who died.  So When Phil from IAM asked for volunteers with marshaling again , I made ever effort to get there.  This included dragging both kids along.  My friend Richard volunteered to take one his bike....of course sorting out who was going on who's turned into a drama...but Dad sorted it :)..as dads do!

The weather on Saturday was diabolical..but it returned to a degree of normality  on the Sunday of the ride.  I am sure there was a big sigh of relief from the organisers, because I doubt any one would of turned up if Sunday had been like Saturday.

We got there bright and early and had the pleasure of getting a coffee....well the kids got me one, that is why I had children after all.  Then we got to watch all the other bikes drift in.  Over 300 in total.  Great to see so many people getting into the spirit of the occasion.

The ride it self is not long, only about 30-40mins to cover the distance to the final destination by Western Springs.

The Marshall's all left about 10 minutes before the ride began to get in position for the bikes coming through.  I was stationed at Pitt street and Hobson street.  A police car was there as well and all I had to ensure is that the bikes went around both sides of the Island to ensure free flow and no bottle necks.  With that done it was back on the bike and we joined the rest of the bikes for the last part of the ride.

All in all a great day for a worthy cause.  The kids really enjoyed being a part of it and I enjoyed having them along for the ride.

16 comments:

  1. Good for you, looks like a fantastic turnout for a great event. I'm a little disappointed that you weren't wearing a wig too.

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    1. Wig....some things should stay in the bedroom.

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    2. Roger:

      did you leave your Pink dress in the bedroom too ?

      A great cause and thank you for participating


      bob
      Riding the Wet Coast
      My Flickr // My YouTube

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    3. Pink...is so not my colour.

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  2. :-)

    I think that sums it all up...

    Mark

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  3. Great cause rog, and a big turn out too. Bet the kids loved the ride.

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    1. Steve I thought they would be bored but appeared to have a great time.

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  4. Having fun for a good course.....:)

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  5. You look Sssooooo good in pink!! Pink sheets might be in order... ;)

    But seriously, where in the world did you get pink reflector vests?? I'm not sure of any construction guys here that would be caught dead in pink vests. Hehe

    I'm glad you participated and had a good time, and dragged the kids out for some fresh air. :)

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    1. Lori we were given them by the organisers just for the day..I think they had them especially made. Thankfully the kids were keen to come and I didn't have to drag them.
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  6. So great that both kids could participate with you. What a great day and great pics too.

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  7. Good stuff for a good cause. And bonus, with the kids (who are trained to bring coffee...).

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