Today was fantastic. Susan Saleeba, founder of Nakuru Hope was in Brisbane so we managed to meet up for lunch. I walked away knowing I had another name to add to my short list of people I admire. See, I’m not the type to make heroes of sports people or movie stars. But I do admire and respect real people who make a difference to the world. Especially if they are friendly and can have a good laugh – both of which definitely apply to Susan. The meeting confirmed my decision to cycle 100km a day for 31 days to raise money and awareness for Nakury Hope.
Yesterday my new tyres also arrived in the mail. I decided to get a new set after I got three flats in the first six days of riding. I was really happy with my Continental Ultra Sports but the bike shop didn’t carry them and had a good deal on the Maxxis Refuse tyres. While I ordered white tyres (I just love coloured tyres), the shop mustn’t have had any in stock so they sent me black ones instead. The Maxxis Refuse have great online reviews and I’ve had good reports about them from a local cyclist too.
After babysitting my sister’s kids for a couple of hours I rode my last 20km home under starlight. It was so beautiful. The roads were quiet. There was a light dusting of fog hanging in the low spots. And the Southern Cross hung over me in the night sky. What more could I ask for to finish day 8 and the first quarter of my challenge.
Total: 101.3km cycling
Cycling for Hope cumulative total: 801.7km
I’ve set up a Cycling for Hope Facebook page for those who are into Facebook and want to follow my 100km a day for 31 days cycling challenge that way. It’s a public page that you can follow here: https://www.facebook.com/CyclingForHope
All donations and sponsorship, whether $100 or $5, is greatly appreciated. You will received an Australian tax receipt from Rotary Australia Overseas Aid. Click here to donate and read more about Nakuru Hope.