Saturday, April 19, 2014

6 Weeks to Go

Fletcher Flyer Donations - Save Lives HERE

Hello friends and family, it's a rainy Saturday morning and I would have been on the golf course now - but it's a good opportunity to catch you up with things.  My weekends have been very busy and active lately as I have tried to keep up my weekly golf game and also do a long training ride on the bike.  Last weekend started with a drive down to Augusta on Thursday afternoon, followed by a day Friday walking the hallowed grounds of Augusta National, watching the Masters.  It was my 5th time to experience in person what I think is the finest sporting event in the world.  I was a guest in a house overlooking the Savannah river.  This photo was taken from the back deck.  The accommodation (in North Augusta) was almost as beautiful as the golf course!

Well, my plan was to ride with my TNT mates on Saturday but I didn't want to drive all evening Friday after being on the golf course all day at the Masters.  So, I slept there until 3 am Saturday, got up and drove 4.5 hours straight to the meet up point in Apex, with my bike and all my cycling stuff in the car, then rode with the team 50 miles.  It was 10 miles farther than any other ride I had done.  Every week now we are riding farther, pushing the mileage up little by little (well maybe 10 miles isn't a little).  Each practice, I get to know team members better - and the bonds of being together in a battle grow stronger.  Team in Training is just a fantastic organization…with each event, I see more and more what being a part of the team is all about. I'm looking forward to June 1st, which is the date of our Fletcher Flyer Century, but as soon as it is over I will be thinking about the next event.  This photo was taken that Saturday, about 5 miles from the finish, with Jordan Lake in the background.
SO, back to my weekend schedules - I'm playing golf and riding on alternate Saturdays and Sundays, and we've been attending the Summit Church on Saturday afternoons at 4 pm.  Work is very busy but going well and my health continues to be excellent.  This winter has been much, much better than last winter in terms of viruses, infections, and the like.  For this I thank God.  We are celebrating Easter this weekend - the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus - he was crushed for our iniquities, pierced for our transgressions - by his stripes, we are healed….awesome!

For those of you who are still with me, I have a video link to the talk that I gave at the Raleigh Chinese Christian Church several weeks ago.  It is 37 minutes long, but gives a full perspective on my life's journey and the valley of cancer.  Here is the link:

Dan at RCCC

The Rookers wish you a happy and blessed Easter weekend.  Dan

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