Can you believe this will be Trek #10 for me!? I’ve pedaled a lot of miles since that first Trek in 2011. And since then I’ve lost my father-in-law, good friend and colleague Mark Cook, and currently a good friend/colleague is battling lung cancer! It’s not fair... all of these people did everything right!
This is my last Trek. Really. I'm retiring from L.L.Bean after "PEAK20" and it's time to pedal in other places and support other causes. My entire Trek experience has caused me to be extra sensitive to cars idling needlessly and I’m so much less tolerant of smokers for sure... (in this day and age? really?) Sorry if I’ve offended... but we all deserve clean air and we all have the need and right to breathe healthy air.
For nine years I've achieved my aggressive fundraising goals - putting me in the Winners Circle category every year! It's fair to say I've raised over $10,000. My fund raising goal in 2020 is to end my Trek career with my personal best. Personally I've directed a chunk of my United Way pledge toward this goal. Now I need you.... please consider heliping by contributing what you can for this great cause! And one more thing I need... Please keep SHARING the road with me - not all road cyclists are rude or greedy. #BeanOutsider #Breathegoodair