Cyclists Ride Cross-Country To Raise Money For ALS Research …
October 17, 2017 - als
WELLESLEY (CBS) – The Wellesley High School girl’s basketball manager perceived a special feat endowment this weekend. The achievement? Riding his bike cranky nation to lift income for ALS research. And he wasn’t alone. His father and a crony assimilated a tour that was filled with highs, and one unequivocally frightful low.
They started in Charlestown on Jul 31st and finished in Santa Monica on Sep 29th. “That was 61 days and it was 3526 miles,” says Wellesley manager Glen Magpiong.
He rode with his crony Tucker Swan and his 80-year-old father, Earl. That’s right. Earl is 80. “Unfortunately it’s not a rumor, it’s a fact. Oh, to be 79 again,” he jokes.
This was Earl’s fourth cross-country bike trip, a second for Glen, and a initial for Tucker. Why do it? “I don’t know,” Tucker says laughing. “It was usually one of those things I’ve suspicion about for years.”
The adventure, a plea and lifting income to quarrel ALS kept them moving. Glen wrote a names of people effected by a illness on his gloves, and suspicion a lot about associate manager Paul Seaver, who died from ALS. “I would demeanour during my gloves when things competence get tough and say, this is because I’m doing it,” Glen says.
The query roughly finished median by when Glen was strike by a pickup truck. “The dual left wheels ran over my quad, and my leg and once a automobile stopped we had no thought what we was going to find,” he says.
Remarkably Glen usually indispensable stitches in his right leg and a new bike to reinstate his deformed aged one. Two days after he was behind on a road. Despite a danger, many of a outing was a joy.
“You see opposite people. You see opposite towns you’ve never been to before. It was fun. It was an adventure,” Earl says.
“We’d come into a grill and people would ask what we were doing and we’d tell them and they would give us income or write us checks,” says Tucker.
Then they rolled into Santa Monica. “It was a good accomplishment. we meant it unequivocally was. You consider about it. Sixty days on a bike!” says Tucker. “If we consider we can, we can. Anything is possible,” Glen says.
Now they’re home. Will there be a “next time?” “Ask me in a integrate of years. We’ll see,” Tucker says.
On normal they rode about 60 miles any day. The secret, they say, was not meditative about a concern of a trip, though instead, violation it down into small, docile parts.
In further to lifting income for ALS research, Tucker’s float also upheld Partakers, a “college behind bars” program.
For some-more information or to donate, revisit Glen’s fundraising page.