This year’s ride is a tribute to my brothers, not blood related, ride related. Specifically, the PMC, my brothers on bikes. These are the people I belong with. Raising awareness about Dana-Farber and their incredible work to give people a brighter future.
We are an eclectic mix Some have fancy kits (outfits in bike-speak). Tight spandex (think Tom Brady not Vince Wilfork). Some even match, I don’t know how this is accomplished (And we do give out a Kardashian award every year).
We do it for all the right reasons, The PMC:
We aren’t the fastest riders.
We don’t raise the most money.
Sometimes we crash, complain and bask in the glory.
We suffer and we keep going.
We do it for the right reasons.
We do it so others can live the life we have been blessed with.
We have bonded to enable Dana-Farber to carry on the mission of life. The people below have made my life better and me a better man. I love them all.
Mark “Jaylo” Price; Cancer survivor. He’s been as close as you can come to the end, and is proof that life is worth living, HWYL. David “FTD” Bolduc; Creative fundraiser, quiet with a sneaky sense of humor and a strong will. Stephen” Kjell Flow” Kjellman. Kjell has flowed the PMC ride for 35 years, nothing else needs to be said. David “Caboose” Dwyer, deceptively strong and ready at game time, always with attitude and a quick laugh. Michael ”Hamburglar” Ashton; like a horse going back to the barn, don’t get in his way. He makes sure every rider gets home. Kurt “1 Lung” Hudson, the little brother I never had. A guy your want in your foxhole, he would give you a lung if you needed it.
We would be nowhere without the family and friends always having our backs and supporting this great cause.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and please consider donating what you can.