Posted by: Janet | June 26, 2009


The Livestrong Cycle Challenge

 We had a busy weekend in Seattle – the Seminar (see next post THE SOLSTICE PARADE), the Solstice Parade,  and Mamma Mia on Saturday.  Then on Sunday we had an exciting time cheering on our hero Christian Cabanero at the Livestrong Cycle Challenge.  Christian is a five times cancer survivor and he was riding the 100 mile Challenge to raise funds for cancer research.  No sign of Lance Armstrong but maybe he was in France getting ready for the Tour only 2 weeks away.


 The riders set off at 7 a.m. from the Seattle Center.   We went down to the Center about 2:30 p.m. to see the riders finishing.  Excitement excitement as word reached us that Christian was about 15 miles out and due to finish in about half an hour.  We waited with baited breath.  In he came looking strong as he crossed the finish line and rounded the bend to the recovery area.  We showered him with congratulations.

Move to Seattle 112  Cancer Survivors to the left, Other riders to the right – Christian is on the left

Move to Seattle 114  Christian gets a hug from Susan, James and Caitlin looking on

Move to Seattle 116  Ashley is ecstatic over Christian’s achievement

Move to Seattle 134  Christian after cooling off in the fountain

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