For all that donated last year, and the newbies that donate this year I say this: THANK YOU! If you followed my progress, you realized that I had to sadly DNF my race last year due to a broken derailleur hanger. At the last minute I switched to my road bike for comfort reasons and it was a costly choice. Alas, I missed my shot.
Vineman 2017 is a different story. It is a mixture of multiple goals. Follow my blog at __________________ to see the challenges and progresses over the next months. More importantly, know that your donation is helpful to many organizations that benefit. I choose to race for bigger reasons, and ultimately want to cross the finish line knowing I did something other than the selfish pursuit of an IM finish.
Cheers to all of you!