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R4WH Day 2 – Julian to Westmoreland, CA

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in General, Perspiration Inspiration | 0 comments

On morning 2 I scrambled around the church organizing breakfast and preparing the vans for the day of the travel with the rest of crew team Charlie. Our rambunctious Charlie crew consists of Jason, Erika, Nick, Sarah, and I. After we packed, I led our morning team cheer again to pump up the riders for a fun day of cycling. We than had another successful on time departure at 8:30. Erika made an awesome warning sign for the back of our van which read to have drivers proceed with caution. I began driving the back up support van to trail the riders and protect them during the winding downhill roads which locals warned us would be treacherous during the fog with trucks speeding by. We had our first run in with the cops as we were providing some extra...

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R4WH Day 1: San Diego to Julian, CA

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in General, Perspiration Inspiration | 0 comments

Ride for World Health officially started our journey on Wednesday, March 26. We woke up in the darkness and scrambled to pack our luggage into the Budget truck and day bags into the support vans for the very first time. As the sun rose we donned our Ride for World Health kits (cycling jerseys and shorts) and headed for the Pacific Ocean with youthful enthusiasm. It is a tradition amongst cross country cyclists to dip your back tire at beginning of your journey and your front tire at the destination. Some cyclists will do this at state lines for cross-state rides.   In our case, we ceremoniously lined up as a team and as a wave crashed in we all dipped are back tires in the salty Pacific ocean with the hope and dreams that in 52 days we...

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Ride for World Health: Coming to a City Near You

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in General, Perspiration Inspiration | 0 comments

RIDE FOR WORLD HEALTH: Coming to a city near you! Yesterday, we all arrived in sunny San Diego ripe with expectations for our journey across America to meet the needs of the world. The eager group road tripped for 38 hours from Columbus, Ohio and met up with the other members like me who flew in from all over the country. We made some very quick introductions, gathered around the campfire for a bit, pitched our tents, and we comfortably slumbered at Campland.by the (Mission) Bay. We had a lot preparation to do on our first official day all together (21 of us, 20 national riders and 1 portion rider). The leadership team had a big day planned full of activities to prepare our newly formed cycling team for the cross country adventure ahead of us. First we gathered...

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Across the Country in 54 Days

Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in General, Perspiration Inspiration | 0 comments

This is a collection of stories from the 2013 Ride for World Health journey written by one of my best friends Erika. Erika inspired me to ride as a portions rider for 5 days and spend 7 days with the 2013 Ride for World Health cycling team. While biking from Nashville to Columbus, I became friends with so many of the riders and became aware how biking across America is such an amazing vehicle for change. Thanks Erika for the wonderful water ski memories as well as our Ride for World Health adventures. Please enjoy her whimsical collection of adventures which will be released in a two parts. -Dan Across the Country in 54 Days by Erika (part 1) This is the Ride for World Health, not the Race for World Health. Thank goodness for that, because this was my...

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Mistakes

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in General | 0 comments

“To make no mistakes is not in the power of man; but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.”...

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Why Active Performance .org

Posted by on Feb 18, 2014 in General | 0 comments

Hi everyone, my name is Dan. Follow me on my journey to finding a fun and fit lifestyle. My adventures in triathlon, cycling, running, fitness, cooking, and meeting like-minded inspirational started while I sat as a couch potato after reconstructive knee surgery. After three major knee injuries, I felt deflated, discouraged, and disappointed. I decided I needed to focus on being more deliberate about my athletic endeavors. I set a goal to finish my physical therapy and train for triathlons year round. For the past 3 years I have stayed committed to the sport of triathlon while maintaining a busy job as a travelling software consultant. Running, cycling, and swimming became a form of meditation for me. When I am out on my own, my mind clears, and I can focus on my physiology and my surroundings. In 2012,...

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