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Sorry, for the post again. I just wanted to add my congratulations to all those involved in the Coast to Coast Against Cancer event. Canadians have been so generous in so many ways. It is wonderful to read all of your messages! Thanks for everyone for doing more than just their 'bit' to help someone else. Truly it is very heartwarming to see these expressions of support.
Sandi Pniauskas <sandipn@sympatico.ca>
Whitby, On Canada -
For those of you who may not be aware, the Dare to Dream for Ovarian Cancer began on June 14th with Deborah Landry riding her Honda motorcycle across Canada - 18,000 km total. This has been a cooperative effort between Cancer Centres/Foundations, ovarian cancer women/friends/families, bile riders and so many supporters. Deborah is in Victoria, BC now. For further information you can find the details at: http://www.daretodreamforovariancancer.ca I also urge you to look at the Media and Diary pages of the website. Thanks. Sandi
Sandi Pniauskas <sandipn@sympatico.ca>
Whitby, On Canada -
Jeff, I am sorry to be late making further contact with you. You may recall that we had made some efforts to meet as you passed through Calgary early in your ride in order that we might give personal thanks and support from all of us here at the Tom Baker Cancer Center and the Southern Alberta Cancer Research Center. However, by the time I got to speak to your team directly in the RV you had already blown through town! As someone who tries to put in as much mileage as possible on the road I was very appreciative of how you guys must have been hammerin'. Sure feels good when you are in the zone. I want to congratulate you on this amazing feat and again say thanks for your efforts on behalf of my patients, and my clinical and scientific colleagues. I am still hopeful that I will get the chance to shake your hand and give you a tour of our Center here--of which we are very proud. Even better if we got to talk while out for a spin. If there is any chance you or anyone else on the team is out this way please let me know and I would be honored to host you. Best regards, Chris Brown MD FRCP(C) Professor, University of Calgary Director, Southern Alberta Cancer Research Center Chair, Cancer Biology Research Group Director of Research, Tom Baker Cancer Center
Dr. Chris Brown <cbrown@ucalgary>
Calgary, AB CANADA -
Congratulations gang..I heard about your task from my Brother Joe. I hope my messages to the local Riders produced a large group of supporters in our region. Hopefully if/when you do this again I can be set up to lead you through the area. Congrats again on accomplishing your task and in what I am questioning may be Record time...All the best
Craig Pierre <crpierre@serha.health.nb.ca>
Moncton, NB Canada -
www.BikeCoastToCoastForCancer.com Congratulations! Your team pulled off an amazing feat and has done a world of good! Likewise, Stephen Sroka is a 21 year old young man from Maryland, USA who is riding across the US this summer to raise money for cancer reasearch. Please feel free to check out his site as he is still riding and could use any donations possible. www.BikeCoastToCoastForCancer.com
Jon <jpayne@bravenewmarkets.com>
Owings Mills, MD USA -
Recently I purchased an ALMOND CROSTATA through our Weis Market in Mechanicsburg, PA and wanted more. Is this item available anywhere in the Harrisburg, York, PA area? This is a product of Give & Go Prepared Foods (USA) Inc. Thanks much.
Jeanne Hartman <jennart@aol.com>
Dillsburg, PA USA -
Jeff: I was talking with my brother-in-law John Coady, I understand that you know each other, small world, I belong to the group of riders that helped pull your team through the Belleville area on to Napanee. Just thought I would drop a line and let you know about the small world. take care and keep cycling, if you need any support for other rides please contact me. John
John Baltutis <jbaltutis@sympatico.ca>
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Dear Supporters and Critics of C2C, As one of the 6 riders who had the privilege of being part of this epic event, I would ask all those who supported us and critisized us to please refrain from making any more negative comments towards our fellow country men and women in Newfoundland. This guest book was created for supporters and observers to share their experience and insights about those who have suffered from Cancer and to communicate and encourage all of us who participated in Coast to Coast. This is a forum to enlighten, enrich and encourage all of us who have been touched by this disease. This guest book is not a political soap box. Please lets keep it positive.
Hamish Gordon <hgordon@trebnet.com>

I would like to thank Julie McNeil for driving the truck and putting her time in away from her husband and two children. Thanks again Julie!
Sherry Wicks <rswicks @sympatico.ca>
Innisfil, ON canada -
Jeff & Team ; Way to go guys !!! Once again, it doesn't surprize me at all that you achieved what you set out to do ! I apologize for not writing sooner, but my thoughts were with you each and every day! You are an inspiration to all Canadians ! It makes Woodstock proud to call you one of our hometown boys ! I think that I could see the glow from that big "Jeff Rushton" smile no matter were you were in your journey ! Congratulations again and I know that you won't let the negative comments from some people diminish the huge goal that you have accomplished once again this year !!!! I can't wait to hear what you have up your sleeve for next year ! Congrats ! :) Heather Roberts (Matthews) Woodstock, Ontario
Heather Roberts <hbrdroberts@execulink.com>
Woodstock, Ont Canada -
I have just read the final comments to Ron Mitchell's journal as well as Jeff's posted on the website. I am left teary-eyed by Ron's description of Jeff's conception of the Coast to Coast journeys. Thought I would write and share that with everyone who reads the guestbook in an attempt to get the followers of C2C to regain the intention of the ride. I cannot express how much the journals and the guestbook meant to me during this ride - THANK YOU SO MUCH. I look forward to the next endevour regardless where it take you or how it is accomplished. Everyone involved are truly angels among us.
Evelyn Maurer <2ev@sympatio.ca>
Woodstock, ON Canada -
Greetings from Mars! we have contacted you to say, Bravo,well done,and have a nice day.Here on Mars we all think you have done a exellent job raising money for kids affected by cancer. P.S.Riding by space ship is much faster, why not try that next time?!!!
Emoladia and Gabola
Fireball, MARS -
i'm staring at a picture of lance armstrong in a Subaru ad. now i understand why he is an inspiration to all you cyclists, the way C2C is to the rest of us--something we can reach out and touch and believe in. may i whisper that all you cyclists are so damn sexy in your biking gear. ;) but let me segue into the accomplishments of C2C i have witnessed. You demonstrate by example to Dream Big!!, and those little ones around you in particular, ever watchful as children are, see that. Unfortunately, every organization so jealously guards their fund raising efforts, they can't see the larger picture, the greater good, and in MB. they wouldn't acknowledge C2C's rising profile on the fund raising scene...cancer organizations only want to participate if they get at least some of the funds and some of the credit. Shame on them.
shelly wright <drakeworthington@hotmail.com>
Winnipeg, MB Canada -
Well, it's Tuesday and I am exhausted!!! It's was such a rush being out there as part of the Coast to Coast 2003 team. I officially got home Sunday the 29th. After doing the lap in Hamilton with Kevin, Scott and Jamie. What a blast that was!! I have been spanding all my time now with my family and friends and has been a constant party since I got home. I need to do another Coast to Coast to get rested up. LOL I just wanted again to thank every one for allowing me to be a part of this project. Tnis is now BIG!!!!! NO turning back now! Can't wait to see everyone on Wed. night.
Julie <mothertrucker@sympatico.ca>
Alcona Beach, ON Canada -
From my apartment window in Centretown Ottawa, I see Canadian flags flying proudly all over the city. Canada is 136 years young today ! Bonne fête Canada ! What's our individual gift to our country :firework displays, a day off and so many more activities celebrating Canada as « one of the world's greatest successes » as Andrew Cohen wrote in today's Ottawa Citizen ? C2C is indeed a Canadian success story and on this 136 Birthday Celebration, it's my gift to our country. To quote Andrew Cohen once more : « This a country of Adrienne Clarkson and John Ralston Saul...of Stephen Lewis and Jean Vanier, who give voice to the world's dispossed; of Pierre Trudeau, and Lester Pearson and Tommy Douglas, who always saw the big picture.» And to this list,may I add : JEFF RUSHTON,KEVIN WALLACE,FREDERIK CARLBERG,SCOTT GRAHAM,HAMISH GORDON,JAMIE LAYFIELD and MITCH KENNEDY AND ERIK JENSEN. Vos noms sont maintenant inscrits au palmarès des grands Canadiens. Et à vos noms s'ajoutent ceux de toute l'équipe qui vous a si bravement épaulés, sans oublier vos familles. Si le Canada est un pays pas comme les autres, c'est à cause de personnes comme vous et comme tant d'autres qui, discrètement, parfois même en silence,font une différence. That's what I would tell you tomorrow at you party I will sadly miss. BRAVO C2C !
Monique Cousineau <moni.co@sympatico.ca>
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I just wanted to thank everyone for a great 10 days and their uncompromised commitment to a great cause. Both the riders and support crew took on an ambitious challenge and it could not have been done without the compassion and teamwork I witnessed from everyone involved with Coast to Coast. I'm starting to go through the HOURS and HOURS of footage I took through the entire journey to make a documentary about everything that is Coast to Coast 2003. I know that many of you are eager to see the video, and we will post more info as the particulars and timelines get worked out!
Dan the video guy
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Have supported your efforts all the way! Seeing you yesterday riding at the Nationals was very overwhelming...good thing my glasses were tinted!!! Once again, awesome job riders and support crew!!!
Fellow Supporter
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After 42 years of marriage my husband Andrew succumbed to cancer. In his honour, I've made a donation to Candlelighters. To the entire Coast to Coast Team, and especially to my son-in-law Ron Mitchell, THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS on your remarkable achievement. Jean Mantycki
Jean Mantycki
Toronto, Canada -
Jeff, congratulations to you and the entire C2C team. Again, you wanted to make a difference and regardless of what obstacles you may have encountered in putting this event together, you were successful again. You did go from one coast to another and brought not only awareness but comfort to those like our family who have been affected by cancer. I look forward to seeing even more of your ride on video and to those reading this comment do not forget - the auction is still going on and you can still purchase clothing and promotional items. Bill & I really like our C2C shirts and wear it with great pride. Love, Michelline & Bill
Michelline & Bill
Bracebridge, On -
Just saw your successful end to the coast to coast ride ending in Halifax' CONGRATULATIONS!!!! As usual most canadians assume Canada ends in Halifax. I have been treated for prostate cancer and the "WALK A MILE IN HIS SHOES" campaign in support of this worthy cause was successfuly held 2 weeks ago. Do you have any plans to continue your ride across NEWFOUNDLAND ?
mike cochrane <mike.cochrane@nf.sympatico.ca>
GANDER, NL CANADA ? -
Dear Fredy! Best wishes for your trip around Canada. With my prayer and blessing. +Anders Arborelius ocd
Anders Arborelius <biskop@katolskakyrkan.se>
Stockholm, Sweden -
"It is only in the giving of oneself to others that we truly live." No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, YOU ARE ALL SO SPECIAL, and you STILL have something UNIQUE to offer in your lives and ours, and that is because of who you are, which gives us meaning. Thank you again for your inspiration & dedication for all the children and adults with cancer. You ALL give them hope and that is what life is about.
Unknown!
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I know it is hard to lose someone as i have lost family members to cancer also. I don't know what else to say so i will say all the best to everyone and my thought and prayers are with you all
Cindy Hilderbrandt <cinnamonbuns2002ca@yahoo.ca>
Madawaska, On Canada -
Way To Go Kev...We are so proud of you...
Staff @ Gears
Mississauga, On canada -
Congrats to Kevin and the group. I remember seeing Kevin stumble out of the jungle in Malaysian Borneo and confessing he might be in over his head. Let's face it, he thrives in that place. Better yet you all managed to inspire so many others to use whatever gifts we have to make a difference.
Barry Davis <barry@triathlete.com>
Toronto, ON Canada -
Congrats on completing the coast to coast ride Kevin and the team! Bravo! I participated in the Quest for a Cure 50hour adventure race last weekend with Bill, John and Pete in Ottawa a fundraiser for cancer research. It was a great motivator knowing you guys were out there pushing yourselves as well especially when I was getting tired on the second day. You're an inspiration for us all!
Steph grahame <stephgrahame@hotmail.com>
Toronto, ON Canada -
Congrats guys!
Terry Y <macyip@hotmail.com>
Toronto, -
Jeff & C2C Team: What can I say. I was proud to be there with you in Toronto, Vancouver and Halifax. You inspire an emotional outpouring by all who have followed your Herculean effort on behalf of Kids with Cancer. As you know the Candlelighters partner, the Council Of Canadian Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Directors, is working to produce a unique research model which will improve the rate of survival for children with cancer. I can assure you that this effort of C2C will go to produce hope for those afflicted with this horrible disease. I thank each and every member of the C2C Team who assembled in Halifax on June 24th. You are one remarkable group of people. It is my pleasure to call all of you "FRIEND"!!!!!!! Kal Tobias Candlelighters Canada
Kal Tobias <ktobias@candlelighters.ca>
Toronto, Ont. -
Has anyone seen my brother?? As Scott's son Robbie would say, he is the shortest of the team!!! Goes by the name of Jay, James or Jamie. Last seen on the pages of the Kitchener Record, proudly holding his bike over his head saying "I made it" in Halifax. Missed by his "smiling" from ear to ear Mother not too mention his one and only sister who is still in "awe" of him!! Jay, have a blast!! I bought 5 papers today (Wednesday) and will frame one for you and Emily. Can hardly wait till you get home. Enjoy the moment, we are thinking about you.
Mik!!
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Congratulations on an amazing feat! We are proud to know you. Way to go Scott, Jamie, Fred and all the riders! We hope you enjoyed the party and that Robbie is having fun. Safe journey home.Robbie, we miss you--come home soon!
Jillian Evans & Liz Kuntz&Birch
Kitchener, ON -
Well done guys! I was at the launch with my red-headed daughter Hannah and briefly spoke with some of you to wish you luck and a safe journey. I was very happy to see that you arrived. Congratulations! On Friday June 27th I am shaving my long (almost waist length) hair raising money and awarness of Candlelighters. To date, as an individual, I've collected about $1900, a pitance of what you guys have done but at least it is something, and after all ... it's only hair. Some woman going through treatment will have a wig so that she can feel better about herself as she fights a tough battle. Again guys, WELL DONE! Dave.
Hannah's Dad <dmunro@csolve.net>
Barrie, ON Canada -
Scott and c2c team, what a journey, we have followed you across the country, we are really proud of you. we will look forward to hearing about it soon. contrats!!!!!!!!
sue, john mark and claire
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To Mr. Hansen, we enjoyed the conversion during the ride in from the Halifax airport. Thank you very much for your donation to Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation. During our short stay in the He for everyone to see...Jim says HEY :)..and WOW, what a crazy guy you are :)XOXOXOX Love from us all, XOXOXOXO
Alison Wallace <iwishalot@hotmail.com>
St. Catharines, ON Canada -
Hi guys: Hope it's going well. I wanted to bid on an auction item but the site won't accept my card info. Waaaaazup?
Marilyn <jamarob@dirct.ca>
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Hey Scott...I look foward to my nightly ritual of following the C2C progress, reading your journals and taking in the messages from your fans. With tears in my eyes, I wish the entire team a wonderful LAST DAY. What an accomplishment. You're down the home stretch....Safe journey. Sandi.
Sandi Goodman <sandigoodman@rogers.com>
Toronto, ON -
Day 8 – June 21st 9pm (leaving Quebec) Well, what can I say…. With 2490 kms logged and 82 hours saddle time one would have to say that I have a passion for riding my bike. By the end of this trip I will have hoped to ridden over 3000 kms and over 100 hours saddle time. I have never been able to travel much around Canada since I have been spending all of my time building Gears and working alongside Ira countless hours 7 days a week. Recently my role has changed since we have such an amazing team at Gears who are fully capable and I trust them to run the store without me. The full time staff of Ron and Havi, Ian and Jay, George and Andrew are considered by Ira and myself to be the best employees in the industry and I regard them more like friends and family rather than employees. Thank you Shipp, Casey, Mike T, McMuffin, Little Lance, Dylan, Matucci, Cam, Jess, Laura, and the pups for letting me chase my dreams across this beautiful Country that we all should be proud of, From the majesty of the mountains to the stillness of the prairies and the diverse beauty of the east I would have to say that If something were ever happen to me then I hope heaven would be the same as these last few days. (Minus the excruciating pain in my rear end.) With the encouragement of friends and family I believe that surviving anything is possible and accomplishing anything is achievable. Please don’t wait until tomorrow to chase all of your Dreams and allow yourself to experience what this beautiful country has to offer! To all the 9:30 spinning ladies I am able to ride these miles because you guys are the best training partners I have ever had. I will workout on a spin bike forever because it has transformed my mind and body to do things I never thought possible. Rose you are on my mind for everyone of those 3000 kms. I love you and I can’t to play paintball you and the kids when I get home. I love the Lance Armstrong quote: “ I want to live to a hundred years old. Screaming down a mountain on my bike at 70 miles an hour and then expiring happy.” Let’s all simply be happy and hopefully one day expect for all of us to live to a hundred plus. This will be my last update because I hope to be on my bike every spare moment I have to the final push to Halifax! Thanks to everyone who rode with us through Missisauga and out of Toronto. Doug Sole for playing the Drums and all my friends that showed up at the local Starbucks, the community that Gears is located in is the absolute best community in the world
Kevin Wallace
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A warm hello to Erik and the remarkable Coast to Coast team. Just wanted to let you all know that I was thinking of you. Your dream is soon to be realized. That's got to feel amazing. I look forward to your safe return. Love you all, Barb
Barb Jensen
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Jeff, you are almost there. What an awesome accomplishment. We're anxious to hear how this years ride compared to last year. I'll be thinking of you tomorrow and the emotional releae you'll have to be finished and seeing Dianne and the kids at the finish to celebrate with you. Congratulations on a job well done.
Trudy and Dave
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I am totally amazed and in awe that you are already in Moncton, NB.Congratulations I'm sure you'll be in Halifax some time tomorrow and hopefully have energy left to celebrate your success. I also hope you'll hear that you reached or even surpassed the goal of $500,000 for cancer research. Wish I could be there to celebrate with you - but I'll have my partner, Dave R give you guys a big hug from me! See you at spinning at Gears on your return. Keep well and know that your families are behind you all the way.
Lorraine C.
mississauga, ON Canada -
wow..You guys are almost done...we have just been to Jill & Peter's. The Wedding was a huge success and everyone missed you. We had a big brunch at Jill & Peter's and now we are at Mary Anne & Bryon Bruce's for dinner. They say hi and were unaware of this big project. We are sending a donation in the name of the Grandpas Allan Trout...Robert Kennedy and now Richard "Dick" Anderson who just died of bone cancer a week ago. Love you...XOXO Mom and Dad
Helen & Warren Kennedy
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wow..You guys are almost done...we have just been to Jill & Peter's. The Wedding was a huge success and everyone missed you. We had a big brunch at Jill & Peter's and now we are at Mary Anne & Bryon Bruce's for dinner. They say hi and were unaware of this big project. We are sending a donation in the name of the Grandpas Allan Trout...Robert Kennedy and now Richard "Dick" Anderson who just died of bone cancer a week ago. Love you...XOXO Mom and Dad
Helen & Warren Kennedy
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Hey Jamie, Just checked the website and can't believe your progress. It's very moving to read all the emails and dedications. There really are some good people in the world and all of you can count yourselves in that group. We are thinking of you daily and look forward to seeing you at the cottage and hearing some stories of your ride. Keep thinking of the Guiness at the end of the road. See you soon. Love, Carolin, Steve and the boys.
Carolin
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You are so close to Halifax!!! I bet you will be there by day 10. Go Freddy and all the rest!!!!!
Carolyn
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That flashing yellow dot on the C2C web site is soo close to the end. Absolulely fantastic. Your strength,tenacity and teamwork rewards you and those you are riding for. I'll be thinking of you tomorrow dipping your bikes in the ocean. Well done, Tori
tori
USA -
Hey there! I met Gerry and Mitch at the Cape Jourimain Visitor Information Center at the foot of Confederation Bridge! Just wanted to say way to go team!!
Nancy
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To the riders and crew of C2C, keep up the great work, what you're doing is truly inspirational! Our prayers are with you and those that are suffering from cancer. As you face and overcome the many physical and logistics challenges associated with this journey, don't hold back those tears of joy and grit, as they will carry you through. Enjoy each moment, and, savor this once in a lifetime adventure!
Chris & Jon <chrisgranger@rogers.com>
Mississauga, -
Wow! I can't believe it! I have been away for four days. During that time you have made your way from Manitoba to Nova Scotia! This is a Concorde-team! What an inspiration you are for cancer victims and for researchers working on a cure! You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you and keep those pedals turning! You're almost there!
Axel Carlberg <axel.carlberg@mailcity.com>
Lund, Sweden -
Words can't describe what it was like riding with you guys through Montreal! You have touched so many lives in ways you can never imagine. My nephew was just bursting about giving you his donation. All the riders from Beaconsfield wanted to follow you further but...Sending you all of our energy (the way you guys ride you don't need it). p.s. Have you thought about publishing these messages to raise more $$$? They are so great to read!
Karen <Karen.Hornby@mail.mcgill.ca>
Pointe-Claire, Qc Canada -
Scott and C2C team, the journey continues, but the destination is in sight! Bring it home boys! To all who have followed their progress, they are so close to their goal, they have done more than their part, let's do ours and make sure that our donations help them to achieve what they set out to do! Constantly thinking of you guys! Karen, Ian, Andrea, and Beth
Ian Mac <ian.macmillan@ajilon.com>
Unionville, -
Okay guys, final push... SPRINT TO THE FINISH!!!!!... LAST ONE IS A BURRO CABEZÓN (comment courtesy of Freddy´s nephew, little Freddy).
Erik and Melissa Carlberg <ecarlberg@baringcapital.com>
Mexico City, Mexico -
Even though my journey ended in Toronto,i will be with you in spirit to the end.This has been a fantastic ride that will be remembered forever-thanks to all.These guys give dedication a whole new meaning.Keep those wheels spinning.p.s.may your next journey not begin until your front wheels hit the water
Hal Brown <hbrown@mtmgeismar.com>
Calgary, AB -
To the entire C2C team. It was a pleaseure spending the first 6 days of the ride with all of you. It was a deeply moving and life altering experienc e for me. I wish I could have stayed on to the end. My thoughts are with you. Best of luck.
Jim Sondel
Washington, DC USA -
Hi Fall Guy. I know you'll do anything to NOT have to ride the TEST OF METAL. Well it's now over and ya can come back to visit. Keep on spinning. Don't forget about SINGLE TRACK and OBSTACLE fun. See you in the Tour de France. Shalom...
Henry Flegg
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The cyclists are on track for 7200km in a reamarkable 10 days! None of this matters if C2C doesn't reach $500,000. PLEASE DONATE TODAY or buy an auction item or clothing.
scott
USA -
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WHOW ! They want to raise at least 500.00 $ Have we done our share ? The cyclists are getting so close to their goal, hopefully a pot of gold will be at the rendez-vous !
A friend
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On this beautiful Sunday, the Lord's Day, who needs a sermmon after reading your updates ? Hamish, what you wrote about Lucie is so true...and so is what you wrote about you! You mention your learning experience of living within a team. It reminded me of Morrie Schwartz who once wrote : « There is no formula to relationships. They have to be negotiated in loving ways...In buisiness, people negotiate to win. They negotiate to get what they want. Maybe you're too used to that. Love is different. Love is when you are as concerned about someone else's situation as you are about your own. » It'a amazing how C2C is all about becoming not only concerned but also caring about someone else' happiness and harmony. Il ne vous reste plus que quelques heures de course mais C2C n'est que le prélude...à une expérience canadienne qui se continuera. Les résultats durables sont à venir.
Monique Cousineau
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Jeff and company, you are all so wonderful to be taking on this aggressive ride. Your families must be so proud of you! I know everyone at Fujitsu certainly is! Your ride is getting so much attention and has sparked conversations around how far reaching and devastating this horrible disease is. Every person and family has been Affected to some degree yet there still isn't a cure. Thank you all for keeping it paramount in our minds that we must not give up until we reach the end. A CURE. Thinking and praying for you all the time. NO RETREAT NO SURRENDER. WINNIE
winnie <winnie.casaletto@consulting.fujitsu.com>
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Jeff and company, you are all so wonderful to be taking on this aggressive ride. Your families must be so proud of you! I know everyone at Fujitsu certainly is! Your ride is getting so much attention and has sparked conversations around how far reaching and devastating this horrible disease is. Every person and family has been Affected to some degree yet there still isn't a cure. Thank you all for keeping it paramount in our minds that we must not give up until we reach the end. A CURE. Thinking and praying for you all the time. NO RETREAT NO SURRENDER. WINNIE
winnie <winnie.casaletto@consulting.fujitsu.com>
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Jeff and company, you are all so wonderful to be taking on this aggressive ride. Your families must be so proud of you! I know everyone at Fujitsu certainly is! Your ride is getting so much attention and has sparked conversations around how far reaching and devastating this horrible disease is. Every person and family has been Affected to some degree yet there still isn't a cure. Thank you all for keeping it paramount in our minds that we must not give up until we reach the end. A CURE. Thinking and praying for you all the time. NO RETREAT NO SURRENDER. WINNIE
winnie <winnie.casaletto@consulting.fujitsu.com>
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Scott and Team: We are so amazed at what you are doing! We admire your dedication and strength. Wish we could have seen you in Mississauga. We are thinking of you constantly. Hope the weather is cooperating. Have a nice dip in the ocean! See you soon! Love,
Fred, Linda, Allio and Scott
Barrie, -
HI EVERYONE: The boys are half-way through New Brunswick and still feeling strong!! Comments from them coming soon ... as soon as internet coverage is available! Thanks for your continued interest!
Lucie Cousineau
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HI EVERYONE: The boys are half-way through New Brunswick and still feeling strong!! Comments from them coming soon ... as soon as internet coverage is available! Thanks for your continued interest!
Lucie Cousineau
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Hey Kevin Just got in from my Sunday am offroad with Len R. Absolutely stellar ride. Another one of those Sunday mornings where God dusted off church and spent the morning with us out on the trails. What a wise supreme being He is. Thanks for the ride on Friday. It did me a world of good today as I have never felt so fresh and alive after a few hours on the trails. Speaking of trails, and to quote from Roy Rogers, happy trails to you and the rest of the C2C crew (including your great support crew and riders). They have all been great ambassadors for the cause. One day to go. Time is flying and so is the team. It's amazing to think that a week ago yesterday you were in Vancouver. All the best. Looking forward to confirmation of your arrival
Peter
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What a fabulous job you guys are doing. I was really sorry I was not in Toronto to cheer you on. It certainly sounded like an awesome day. Keep up the great work, for such an incredible cause. Hey Kevin can't wait to hear all the great stories in spin. Ride safe. Helen
helen stevenson
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Scott, sorry I missed you guys in Toronto, sounded like the event I new it would be. Be sure that your amazing effort is constantly on our minds. Okay, I'm gonna eat a donut and back to bed. Your almost home!
Mark
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Jeff Wow. After reviewing the most recent messages it would seem that you could get through the rest of your ride from the energy pouring out of Port Credit. You have certainly made your hometown proud ( and rightfully so). It was so good to see you in Woodstock and the kids were so excited to see you. I think it will probably be the only time I get them up at 4:00 in the morning and they jump out of bed with such excitement. Special note to Diane, your face may not appear in the pix but we all know what a huge part of the team you are,and Skylar and Brooklyn will grow up knowing what special parents they are blessed with. Love always The Kennedy clan
Connie Kennedy <COMBINE181@HOTMAIL.COM>
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Hi Jeff, Just noticed you are coming close to my home town. Makes me realize how I miss my family, those alive as well as those who lost their lives to cancer. Tomorrow, you will be riding for my godmother, Madelaine, and I thank you in advance. May you have energy and wind at your back. On a lighter note, Greg and I were just reflecting today that we would rather be in your place (sore but, sore legs, and ingrown hairs), than going through the marathon we are currently on. Look forward to having you back. Renee.
Renee Bergeron <renee.bergeron@consulting.fujitsu.com>
los angeles, ca usa -
Jeff - It is day 8 and I am sure your butt is sore...are you eating the right kind of lettuce, Mark wants to know...You are lucky you have had nicer weather then Jersey with all the rain. We all know how much you love Edison... Stay focused on the big picture...Day 10 is approaching... I am sure your family is sooo psyched as you passed thru Toronto..maybe a little stop at the ADC to check on things..haha..Enjoy the solitude of the road, the inmates await for you back in the prison.
Ellen Reilly <reillypress@comcast.net>
north caldwell, nj -
Boys on bikes In a life big and busy, You grab our hearts, and hold them, Tell us why we weep, It is the kinship wind you whirl, You bind souls and join hands, It is the laughter, And your basket of hope. thank you for your initiative.
from toronto
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Hey Jamie and the rest of the team. I hope you guys r all doing well! When u guys came 2 mississauga and we passed us i never saw u jamie i was just screaming ur name:((( I was really sad cuz i even made a sign for u. That doesnt really matter though because i saw all of the other dedicated and miraculous members who were woking so hard and all of the students who were there extremly appreciate you guys slowing down for us. I hope the rest of the trip goes well and good luck to everyone. Bye Jamie : )
Grace Barakat
Mississauga, Ont canada -
Hi Fredrik, wish we could see you on your bike, that would be pretty cool. We are looking at your route daily and all the comments that people are sending in. Keep up the great work until Halifax. Bonne chance et a bientot!
Kristina and Michael Nangle <nangle.family@snet.net>
Trumbull, CT USA -
To all the C2C riders and team, It was a great thrill and honour for myself and 12 other members of le Club Cycliste Beaconsfield to meet you at sun rise at the Ontario-Quebec border and then ride with you to the east end of Montreal. It was an experience that none of us will soon forget. As one of our group said, "C'était trippant!" Your cause to help with the fight against cancer is one that resonates with each of us in a personal way. Thanks again and have a great ride the rest of the way to Halifax! -- Tom.
Tom Ventser <tom.ventser@consulting.fujitsu.com>
Montreal, QC -
Jay, I can't begin to express what a feeling it was to see you ALL cycle towards us on Lakeshore in Burlington, and then for you to stop for hugs. A memory that will be with me for the rest of my life. When we were behind you following the RV into Mississauga and saw all the children out there cheering you all on, brought tears to Mom and my eyes. We wish we could follow you the rest of the way to Halifax (by car of course!!). Your dedication to this cause is so inspirational. Keep rolling, keep strong...body, soul and mind. P.S. Took my film in and the most emotional picture is of you and Emily hugging goodbye. Wish I could be there for the greeting hug!! Luv ya
Mik!
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Ron and team, Missed your pass through Toronto and it cast a heaviness I am not able to describe. (So much good is coming from this effort I wanted to borrow a piece and take it away.) Sitting here Saturday morning I wonder how I missed so much. Then, thinking back to yesterday, I was outside and heard a sonic boom from our backyard. Was that you speaking for all the cancer victims who no longer have a voice? I decided it was.
Michael Williams
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Hi Guys, I'm sorry I didn't get to see you yesterday at Starbucks. I rode down and waited for about an hour, but I had to go to Burlington later that morning. When I first arrived at Starbucks, there were quite a few cyclists, friends, and family there, very excited to greet you, but by the time I left, I think the crowd had at least tripled in size which made me very happy that you were going to receive so much support. I look forward to seeing you and hearing about your adventures when you come home. Ride safe and stay strong-we're all with you!!! Sue Crews
Sue Crews
Mississauga, -
what an emotional day yesterday. it was great to see how well you guys are holding up. thanks for the incredible experience of riding with you through town yesterday. it's not every day you get a police escort through Toronto. almost there boy's, ride safe and thanks for your dedication to fight a horrible disease.
Kinger
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Hey Scott, Wow..just finished reading all the comments from your ride yesterday. Could feel all the joy you and your friends are bringing to everyone. Just thought I would let you know that I wore my C2C socks for my driving test yesterday, to bring me luck, and I swear they are the reason I passed. Not far now! Stay safe.
kylie <kyliemilo@yahoo.com>
maple ridge, -
jJAMESYesterday started at 5 am for me as I was to excited to sleep AND WITH GOOD REASON. We Kim,Colleen,Carol and moi headed down to Lakeshore in Burlington to cheer you all on. We met up with your cycling buddies from Mississauga by chance and sat at the outside cafe having a coffee, Butterfly's gettting very large by this time. And then voila the most insiring sight to see as you all came into view with your Police escort.Jamie your stopping to give us a hug was so wonderful but what were you thinking when you pulled out the Jamie cam and expected anything remotely intellegent to come out of my mouth? We then followed you to Mississauga MORE EXCITEMENT. All the children lining the street, the friends and family so glad to be there for hugs and well wishes, your cycling buddies riding along with you made a very impressive sight. I AM SO IN AWE OF YOU J AND ALL YOUR TEAM AND SUPPORT STAFF Who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks. Thank you and Kim for encouraging me to learn how to use this computer or I would have missed out on such a wonderful experience that is reading all your journals and the guest book. Am i rambling? Stay safe and strong wind at your backs rubber side down etc etc.etc. love you lots mom.
Sally layfield
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Hi Gang. Remarkable progress. You are being followed by so many people!! Seems like yesterday I saw you off at Stanley Park. When you reach Fredericton, my daughters have a little something for the team. Hope the RV can make a quick stop. I'm off to the rink - a full day of coaching hockey. But you will be in my thoughts throughout! Stay safe, enjoy, and know you are making a huge difference!
George Grandy <george.grandy@consulting.fujitsu.com>
Vancouver, BC -
Hi, Jeff and gang. We hope that all is going well. I hope that the pescribed goodies are of some help. Best wishes for the rest of the ride.
John and Rita
Mississauga, -
Dr. Pat; This would not qualify as a LOST WEEKEND.
Jack Hewitt
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Hi Jeff and gang!! Heard all is going well - so sorry I could not be at Starbucks to cheer you on - but know that my heart was and is with you!!! You are making a great difference in this world, and it certainly will be a much better place because you have all been in it! See you when you get home!!!
Janet, Mike, Blake, Adrienne Butler
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I went to ride with you yesterday to maybe lift your spirits, but instead I'm the one who feels uplifted. This is a powerful thing you are doing. I'm still thinking what a great day it was. Special moments.....seeing Scott and Hamish ride toward us (our first glimpse of them - that was beautiful)...seeing my Dad waving on the side of the road, not once but repeatedly (he kept driving ahead and stopping - he just wanted to keep cheering for you)...getting Hamish to finally let me pull (even though it was down the escarpment)...seeing 6 more riders come out of the RV and get on their bikes, to ride with the whole team (what a high, what an honour)...giving you guys a hug...seeing Jamie keep pace AND take video footage (is there nothing you can't do?)...seeing all of you ride on Lakeshore arm in arm (made me speechless)...spotting Diane Rushton smiling in the middle of the peleton, letting Jeff shine at the front,THEN, seeing Jeff Rushton leave the team at the front to ride with his wife (that's love)... and the most touching moment, seeing Scott hug his son Robbie at Starbucks, oblivious of everything else around him. You guys are the best. Aim high and you will fly. Keep showing us!!!
Andrea
Mississauga, ON -
i am sitting in traffic in montreal attempting to meet up with the rest of the team. i just wanted to say what amazing people these guys are. i am having the time of my life out here. thank you from the bottom of my heart to the whole c2c team for stopping in my home town of gananoque and for jeff reading my dad's dedication. you have no idea how much that meant to me...or maybe you do. you have all been too kind to me. i can't wait til halifax so we can spend time together while not moving. thankyou to my friends and family and to multilaser racing team for coming out last night. hopefully the highway will reopen soon so i can see my guys. bye 4 now. julie aka mothertrucker from concord transportation.
julie <mothertrucker@sympatico.ca>
alcona, on canada -
Yesterday was an incredible day for all of us. Thank you for sharing it with us and thank you for what you're doing. I think you've inspired all of us to dream a bit bigger. I'd also like to commend my dear friend Lucie. She was here for dinner last night and she never stops working and worrying about your route. Oh, and Brad is now official. He's been picking gravel out of his hip and trying to stop the bleeding from a little tumble on the way home from riding with you guys. Like everyone I talked to, the ride with you was worth the pain. Ride on big hearted boys!
Alison
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What can I say but thank you for what you are doing! My mother passed away in 1997 from ovarian cancer so this is very close to home for me. She waited far too long to be diagnosed. She had 6 operations and was in the hospital for 199 out of 365 days. I pray that what you (and others) are doing can help shorten the time for patients and finally find a cure for cancer. I wish I could contribute more but we are all aware that this is a numbers issue. The more poeple contributing...whatever the amount...the better. God Speed to all involved!! Craig Dubecki
Craig Dubecki <cdubecki@sympatico.ca>
Kitchener, On Canada -
Good morning Angels of the highway. It was an honour to meet with you all in Porthope today for the dedecation of my husband Jerry. Then to meet you again in Gananoque a few short hours later for the dedecation of my father Doug, the feeling was undescribable. You could have cut the emotion with a knife. Actualy we thought the houligans in the car were going to cut us with a knife. Me and my family just want to thank you for what you are doing for our loved ones and yours. You try and picture in your mind what it is like to see you fly by but to actually witness it first hand...then first hand again was such an inspiration. My husband Jerry was very involved in raising money for cancer research. I am hoping that next year I can be involved somehow, to be a small part of your amazing organization would be an honour. Thank you, Cindy Marcuz
Cindy Marcuz <cmarcuz@sympatico.ca>
nanoque, ON -
To Jamie and the rest of the C2C team. I can't wait to get on the site and read the comments from all your supporters. Wish I could have been there to see you ride through Burlington. Jamie, one of your biggest fans and supporter is your sister Kim. She made me aware of the site and now that I have I'm addicted. Your courage and devotion have made me understand even more what a truly wonderful and kind person you are. Kim, (and I know you'll be reading this) THANKS for making me aware of what your brother and the rest of the C2C team are doing to beat this dreadful disease and for making me and my family a part of your families lives. Jamie, you and the rest of the team make the world a better place. Thanks. (Al Salewski)
Darlene Salewski
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To Jamie and the rest of the C2C team. I can't wait to get on the site and read the comments from all your supporters. Wish I could have been there to see you ride through Burlington. Jamie, one of your biggest fans and supporter is your sister Kim. She made mm aware of the site and now that I have I'm addicted. Your courage and devotion have made me realise even more what a truly wonderful and kind person you are. Kim, (and I know you'll be reading this) THANKS for making me aware of what your brother and the rest of the C2C team are doing to beat this dreadful disease and for making me and my family a part of your families lives. Jamie, you and the rest of the team make the world a better place. Thanks. (Al Salewski)
Darlene Salewski
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Hi everyone. It's now 2 AM and we're in the last few kilometers of Eastern Ontario, about to head into Quebec very soon. What an amazing and beautiful day this has been. We've had such incredible support and assistance along the way all day. In fact, our last "pull" rider, Trevor, just left us a few moments ago after coming with us for about 40 Km. At one point, we had about twelve members of a local team from Belleville pulling our team along. The really amazing thing is that everyone knows this is not a race or a contest, it's a ride for a purpose, and we all feel that everyone who has joined us today understands that 100%. Their energy has been a productive force and will make the difference in the end -- not just for C2C 2003, but in the largest sense as well: beating cancer once and for all. Good night to all our friends.
Ron Mitchell with the C2C team <ron.mitchell@consulting.fujitsu.com>
Toronto, -
Ron, and the entire team, thank you for the magic of the morning in Port Credit. I still see it and feel it. The crisp sunshine, being there with all your families – spouses, parents, kids, dogs, and the local cyclists, and host of well wishers, the excitement, the love, cheering you in. I'll never forget the emotion I felt at seeing C2C cyclists come into view in the distance, and seconds later your RV. But it was seeing you Ron step out of that van and hugging you, crying together, in appreciation for this incredible journey - for the cause and the kids you’re riding for - that I will cherish forever as one of the most beautiful moments of our life. With love always, Virginia
Virginia
Toronto, -
NOTE TO ALL THAT SUPPORTED US ON THE ONTARIO PORTION OF C2C Words cannot describe the appreciate the entire C2C team feels for all the people who organized, participated or generally supported us along our Ontario route. From our families, to the riders who broke the wind in the pelotons, to the organizers of the Mississauga and downtown Toronto events, to all of you who have sent such wonderful comments. You are amazing!
Jeff Rushton and C2C Team <sent wireless from the C2C RV!!>
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Jay...You rock! Keep Strong, Keep Focused, Stay tuned, You're my Hero. Always were.
Unknown!!:)))
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Wow what a great morning I had riding through mississauga with a great bunch of people.(Had a hard time keeping my heart rate down due to my excitement and a flat tire) You guys are truly amazing, stay strong and stay safe.
Jay Clark
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C2C Team - what a wonderful day, thank-you for allowing Kris and I to share in the festivities. We had fund riding with you guys from Pickering to Bellville. I personally enjoyed the first half, where I had an opportunity to speak to Kevin, Jamie and Eric about their experiences of travelling across the to raise money for such a great cause. Hamish & Freddy, sorry that I could not provide more help up front after Port Hope. Kris stole all of my Oatmeal Raisin cookies and I was out of energy. Even though I was 20 minutes behind I was giving you a "mental pull". Guys, as I said, it was a great day, and, I am still in awe of the superb job you are all doing. Keep up the great work and keep working hard to change history!! We knows, Kris and I might just see you close to Halifax for a second pull into the city. Stay strong and have fun. Kirk & Kris Tobias
Kirk Tobias <kjtobias@sympatico.ca>
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HEY GUYS!!! It was awesome riding with you guys tonight...even though I could only go a short ways. [I burned up alot of energy chasing you down Princess St for 6 blocks before you finally got a red light!] You make it look SO EASY. God's Speed. Hope the rest of your trip goes smoothly. Cheers Joe
Joe Pierre
Kingston, ON Canada -
Jeff, Kevin and the entire C2C team, THANK YOU for an awesome ride today. Cruising along Lakeshore with the opportunity to talk to you guys about your epic journey while we got to ride togeather was something I will not soon forget. I am amazed at how strong all you boys still are in spite of what you have been through. Your dedicated training and the good doctor's dietary magic has obviously worked. I also commend you on your focus today. In spite of what was a very emotional day with your family and friends here on home turf, I watched the entire group hold true to the all important schedule!! I can't imagine how hard it was for all of you to once again leave the warmth of your loved ones behind to face yet another long night in the saddle on what by now must seem like an endless road. No rest until the job is done. Thanks again for today.
Dan Ferko
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To Joe Pierre, we the riders would like to thank you profoundly for organizing so many riders along highway 2 who helped "pull" us all the way from Coburg to Ganaoque. Your enthusiasm and support for our cause is so much appreciated by all of us. Sorry we missed meeting you at the Rideau Lakes Tour.
Hamish Gordon <hgordon@mobile.rogers.com>
Mississauga, -
Hey there Jeff and the C2C Team. Just wanted to let you know that I have been with you in spirit. Spent today (Friday) in meetings all day with the Council of Canadian Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Directors at their annual general meeting in St. John's. When I did my presentation, this morning, we all celebrated the enormous task of the C2C Ride. I can tell you, my friend, that all of the Pediatric Oncologists are with you and the entire Team. It felt good and Albert sent me several pictures of the BBQ in Toronto. Sorry I could not be there but I was with you in spirit. See you on Tuesday in Halifax for the celebration...Keep the faith...Kal Tobias President & CEO Candlelighters Canada
Kal Tobias <ktobias@candlelighters.ca>
Toronto, Ont. -
Hope you enjoyed the company along highway #2 through the south side of Quinte area. From Trenton to Napanee. We all enjoyed the ride and are now having a beer and pizza with a toast to you. Check out our website xynapse.com/chaingang their will be a write up about your trip. chow. from Rick,Steve,Steve,Bernie,Doug,Jim,Dave,John and our support vehicle Linda and Joe.
Belleville Chaingang <jbaltutis@sympatico.ca>
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Hamish, Freddie, Jamie, Scott and the rest of C2C gang: We can't even begin to tell you how wonderful what you are doing is. It seems like everyone we know has been touched by cancer somehow. Keep on cycling and we are so proud to share a neighbourhood with you! Keep safe. Murray and Krista
Murray and Krista <kjones4096@rogers.com>
Mississauga, ON Canada -
Hi everyone: I wish to congratulate all the riders on a long and hard journey, for the kids with Cancer. My daughter had cancer and I know of many kids who have beaten it and some lost the fight. If there wasn't Candlighters all across Canada to turn to for information and support the families would have been lost. The money donated is going to very good causes. It is special people who do special things for children with cancer. All the best in the rest of your ride.
Tangy Achter - Saskatchewan Candlelighters
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Hi everyone: I wish to congratulate all the riders on a long and hard journey, for the kids with Cancer. My daughter had cancer and I know of many kids who have beaten it and some lost the fight. If there wasn't Candlighters all across Canada to turn to for information and support the families would have been lost. The money donated is going to very good causes. It is special people who do special things for children with cancer. All the best in the rest of your ride.
Tangy Achter - Saskatchewan Candlelighters
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Jeff, this was the best day of my life. Today, when I woke up, I suddenly realized that this is the best day of my life. There were times when I wondered if I would make it today, but I did! And because I did I'm going to celebrate! Today, I'm going to celebrate what an unbelievable life I have had so far: the accomplishments, the many blessings, and yes, even some hardships because they have served to make me stronger. I will go through this day with a happy heart. I will marvel at the morning dew, the sun , the clouds , the trees, the flowers, the birds. Today, I will share my excitement for life with other people. I can't tell you how exciting it was to partake in the ride with the C2C gang today. I could feel everyones' energy as we were riding through to Toronto. I just want to personal thank everyone that came out today to ride, clap, hug, etc. etc.. What a showing of support for these guys. Bravo to the crowd!!! Tonight when I go to bed I will thank the almighty for the best day of my life. Thanks for sharing such a spectacular day with me. The best part about today was when the wind caught me and I was struggling to keep up. After seven days of riding and having hardly any sleep (and hardly any breakfast) you put your hand on my back and pushed me up to the pelaton. Just like old times. Can't wait to see you ride into Halifax. It certainly was a special day. Love Diane (probably the last time I will be able to write you)
Diane
Mississauga, Ont -
Congratulations RON and all the team Iwas just able to get on today hope everything fine.You guys are moving faster then Air Canada I hope you are carring a little extra liquid for the rider's as your dad would say. Will try to see you when you go through Montreal. Continued good health and strength the rest of the way and as your darling Virgina says we send our love to you and all those involed keep up the challenge love ya Anthony
anthony
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Hey Kev: Thanks, to you and the rest of the c2c gang, for allowing me (us) to share in the magic of your epic journey! It was truly heartwarming to see the reception that you guys got as you rolled into Clarkson and then Pt. Credit. It was very cool to see you guys hi-fiving all the kids along the side of the road...very emotional! I was blown away by all the support and respect that you guys have rightfully earned and deserve! Flying along with the police escorts blocking intersections and clearing the roadway was too cool. I will remember the experience of riding with such quality, dedicated and driven individuals, for the rest of my life. I hope that my little "incident" with the cone brought a little comic releif to your ride! (I think I bruised my ribs because it hurts like hell everytime I breathe!) Thanks again, and best wishes for a continued safe and inspired ride. You guys are truly amazing. Dan B
Dan Borg <dborg@sympatico.ca>
Oakville, ON -
Hi guys, What an amazing experience it was to ride with you today. The police escort was quite something (I wish I could always ride through the GTA that way), but riding into Mississauga and seeing all the people that are behind what you are doing was quite something. The energy was amazing and I'm sure it will carry you over the last part of the journey. Thanks to all the support people, the police, and especially the riders for creating the most enjoyable and memorable century I've ever done. I got a chance to talk to most of the riders and your stories are great. I look forward to hearing more over a drink and during the spin classes in the winter. I wish I could have rode longer and I'll be thinking of you tomorrow as we head out on the regular Saturday morning ride. Thanks Kev for the push up the hill in Scarborough. What a guy! He rides half way across Canada and still has the energy to help a fellow rider over the tough spots. It was quite a day.
Dan Watt <dan.watt@cogeco.ca>
Oakville, Ont Canada -
what an overwhelming feeling of emotion to see you escorted and led past gears today! and to be amongst the group at starbucks was none other than a privilege -- for what you stand for, for what you drive (ride) for -- you are truly inspirational. Safest ride ever -- see you when you get home!
jac
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Hi Hame, Just saw the photo of you in Woodstock. Your looking Great. I will see Mum & Dad in Frankfurt Airport for an hour or so for Breakfast. Then they Fly to Chester awaiting your arrival. I will be up in Berlin for the weekend. Then more touring of my own. This must be one of the great experiences of your life.I send you lots of Love...peter
Peter Gordon <petergordon@linuxint.com>
Frankfurt, Germany -
kevin and group you guys are an inspiration and just keep on hammering
robbie l
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thank you...to the police forces of three different regions who sped us from burlington to the other side of toronto. to all the school children who came out to cheer us on. to all the friends and family at starbucks who greeted us, to starbucks for opening their doors to our cause, to doug sole for his energy downtown. to all the riders who came out to help pull through and speed the guys on their way. to CK for coming to pick up my tired butt at the end of the day. but mostly, thanks to six incredibly inspirational men for allowing me to share in their experience for one short day. it was so hard to turn around and come home. i wish i could be there till the end. the energy in that peleton was just incredible. if felt like i could have ridden all the way to halifax feeding on the vibe that was present today. definitely one of the best days of my life. and finally, thanks kev for our chat along the way. ride hard, stay safe and keep the rubber side down.
Ian <gearsmanager@hotmail.com>
mississauga, on canada -
I had the privelage of being in Toronto today when the riders came through, what an incredible experience. I should tell you I am married to Jeff Rushton's aunt, so my opinion is not unbiased. More importantly, when I was eight years old my mother was diagnosed with lung cancer and given two years to live, that was in 1957. We lived in Thunder Bay, she was sent to Toronto for "cobalt " treatment for four months and I was sent to be with her. As you may know the survival rate for lung cancer is very low, and at that time treatment was not as advanced as today. My mother passed away in April, 2002, 45 years later. Cancer can be beaten, but it takes all of us, and people like Jeff and his friends to do it. Jeff, thank you. On behalf of my family, especially my mother, I would like to express appreciation for what you have done. On behalf of Heather and I, we would like to say how proud we are of you. Rick & Heather Arnone
Rick Arnone <Rick.Arnone@sympatico.ca>
Woodbridge, ON Canada -
What a rush it was to see the group of you heading along the sparkling lake Ontario this morning. It was a great day indeed and you continue to inspire and encourage so many people. A wonderful woman named Yvonne gave me my first job. She is a remarkable entrepreneur who is fighting Breast Cancer. While I am extremely confident that she has the strength and determination to beat it, it would be great if you could give her a special thought as you crest up to your first view of the ocean. We are following you with great admiration and intensity. You are doing an amazing job. Cindy & Paul
CIndy & Paul <cindy_radford@hotmail.com>
Toronto, ON Canada -
Hi Ron… This quote was the first email I opened when I got back from seeing you all in Port Credit this morning. “Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven”. I’m dedicating it you and the entire team. I love you so much Ron. And I feel such peace in my soul knowing that a sacred “cocoon of light” is embracing you all and keeping you safe and strong throughout your journey. Love always. Virginia.
Virginia
Toronto, -
Seeing you guys this morning was amazing. It's hard to believe the distance you have travelled in only a few days. Too bad I couldn't come along with you guys. From what I heard from Ron this morning, it sounds like a life changing experience. Only 3 more days to go! All the best.
Ashley <ak@boomart.net>
Mississauga, -
Today was incredible! The students were overwhelmed when they saw you approaching along the Lakeshore! The cheers and clapping came spontaneously from them! In fact we were a little worried when they surged toward the curb as they saw the lights and cyclists approaching. All of you looked wonderful! The students and staff of Hillcrest were proud to be part of this moment.
Hillcrest Public School- Nancy Perrin, Virginia McKinnon, Staff, Students
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When I saw your schedule through Toronto, I got quiet excited that you were going to travel right past my house on Kingston Road. I was geared up to ride home from work with you. Although I'm extremely happy that you are ahead of schedule, I was bummed out that I missed out on the ride. NEXT YEAR!! Keep on truckin'...you guys are wonderful!!
Shauna na
Toronto, On -
You guys are flying not cycling, Saw you zip by on Hwy 2(king Street) @ Ray St in OSHAWA ON. at 3:05 pm. Cycling along with all the heavy cottager traffic moving towards the Kawartha etc. Your are realy AMAZING. Keep it up and we support you all the way. Three cheers for the supporting crew, doing a supperb job. GO- GO -GO.
Noella & Miguel
OSHAWA , ON -
Ride On Guys! I can't tell you how amzing you all looked this morning at the Starbucks Mississauga rendezvous. You are such an inspiration. Our hearts(and legs) are with you. Ride with the wind.
Linda (Backrow Spinner)
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Way to go Fall Guy. Now remember non of those Moab tricks. Stay in the saddle and on the bike. We're cheering you on. Still can't beleive wht you are doing. Congrats. Also have a blast at the Tour. Two weeks and Paris the Hoopla's begin. Hi also to Hamish. Keep on spinning
Henry Flegg, Jesse and Whistler gand
Whstiler, bc Canuck land -
Hi Jeff, The road has been long but you have managed to prove to yourselves that anything is possible when you believe in a dream. After riding with the C2C group outside of Calgary I became very inspired to keep on my path of also raising money for the battle against cancer. You are almost there Jeff, and most of all, you have raised a tremendous amount of money for the two charities. Some notes for the pack I rode with: -Let Scott know that he is doing an incredible job, and remind him that we can’t all be hill climbers  -Hopefully Mitch is back and riding with the pack, I was sorry to hear about his buddy – Keep the faith my friend! Everything happens for a reason… -Kevin, you are putting in some serious miles! Your mom would be very proud of you right now. A hello should also go out to Hamish and Freddy, I missed you guys (it doesn’t seem like a year has already passed?). Also, to the support crew and other riders – a very commendable thing you are all doing, maybe we will be able to get to know one another down the road. Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake – God speed guys! Ryan Correy Creator of Ride for Life ryan@ryansdream.com www.ryansdream.com
Ryan Correy <ryan@ryansdream.com>
Calgary, AB Canada -
To the entire C2C Team: you guys are the embodiment of courage, passion, heroism and dedication. As an avid cyclist, I'm in awe of your pace, grit and focus. This is a cause that both unites and impacts everyone; we are all out there on the road with you in spirit. You are shining examples of human spirit making a difference! Keep it up, may the roads be smooth and the dip in the Atlantic refreshing!!
Brian De Ville <bdeville@rogers.com>
Toronto, Ontario Canada -
You made my day!! You are all a huge inspiration. I was fortunate enough to ride into Toronto with you today. What a fabulous experience. I have never been part of a bike pack before!!! Congratulations to all of you and thank you Kevin for staying at the back with me. I loved it!!!
Jody
Mississauga, Ont Canada -
I just read some of the comments from the people in the street watching, getting choked up and feeling affected by this amazing thing you C2C riders are accomplishing for Cancer C2C you guys really do Rock. The short distance I road with you today as one of the GEARS supporters, made me remember some of the things I learned on our Ride Around Lake Ontario as a group, "you can't always see it, but you can feel it, the support of those watching from the side lines" It's what keeps us going as human beings and I wish you the best of luck in the remaining amount of road you have left to tear up. I want to thank all those who supported you from start to finish. What an amazing day thanks for the ride.
Dave Peets <dpeets@sprint.ca>
Toronto, ON Canada -
As you approached the heart of Port Credit this morning.....the feeling of pride was overwhelming. You are teaching many , that life is truly what we give to it...not what we get from it. P.S my son looked at me after you went by "We really should get their autographs!!!!". BE PROUD.
Fiona
Mississauga, ont Canada -
Scott: We think of you every night at dinner wondering where you are and how you're doing. Hope our strength & encouragement gets transfered through to you and the boys on this amazing journey! Keep smiling. You're doing a great thing.
Karen,Ian, Andrea & Beth
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Hey! I just want to tell all of the cyclists that you are all doing such an amazing job. Congratulations to you all.
Hayley Cooke <hayley_abc_75@hotmail.com>
Mississauga, Ont. Canada -
Hey guys! as you rode by today, we cheered you on and saw all of your strong faces even though you were all CRYING!!!!! Even though grace never saw Jaimie, and was EXTREMLY disapointed she still admires your courage, Jaimie! Shannon would like to wish Kevin good luck on the rest of the trip! and Pascale Tells her dad "I LOVE YOU MAN!"! we all hope that the rest of your trip is amazing and we can't wait till you come back!
Grace, Shannon & Pascale <all of ours>
Mississauga, ont Canada -
Hey Scott: There were over 100 kids from Mark and Stephs school out to cheer you guys on this morning but you were a bit behind schedule and we couldn't keep them on the street any longer. Hope you felt the energy anyway. So there I was all alone to cheer the riders on (I did have Rob M. and Steve on the line listening to me scream as the riders flew by). Where were you? Back downtown at the party I hear (how did you swing that one?) Sorry we missed you but know are thoughts and wishes are with you all the way. Don't injure those dancing feet! Love Lill
Lillian
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Just saw the C2C team fly by Yonge and Lakeshore at 1:03pm. I tried to get a few pictures but they were moving way too fast. It was a truely impressive sight as the team was surrounded by a large group of Gears riders. All the best in the coming days to the whole team (riders and support crew). Although there was just 2 of us on the street corner I hope you felt our support in your legs.
Chris Marker <chris.marker@cibc.com>
Mississauga, ON -
Hi Amazing Riders & Team: You just flew into town and I am still shaking. When your caravan came down the hill at Richards Memorial Park on Lakeshore the site was too unbelievable to describe. I was shaking with so much with excited energy and had lots of happy tears in my eyes to see anything of what I was snapping at. As one of your cheerful fans said, "one of their sponsors should be a tissue company." You are all fantastic and wonderful. Thanks for what you are doing and have accomplished. A Guiness cheer to you all. Thinking of you for the rest of your journey. Lori
Lori Ebos
miss, on -
Bonjour Hamish, Félicitation pour ton exploit. J'aurais tellement aimer faire partie de l'expérience avec Lucie et les filles mais ça sera pour la prochaine, et te connaissant il y aura surement des prochaines. "Too bad you skipped Sudbury we would have loved to great you guys!!" Good luck to all of you on these days closer to the goal. Claudia, Sylvain et François
Claudia-Ann <clmalette@borealc.on.ca>
Sudbury, ON Canada -
Wow,it was fabulous to see you guys at home today,you all looked amazingly fresh.What an inspiring thing you are doing, especially the impression this makes on our youth. They see that we can all contribute something, no matter who we are , and that taking action and being active are powerful and positve ways to live.Thank you for all that you are doing, your collective determination inspires us all! KEEP IT TOGETHER ,you're almost there>>>>>
Candice Cianciolo <candicelc@rogers.com>
mississauga, on -
Hi Hamish, Freddie, Jamie and the rest of the C2C gang, Sorry I couldn't be there this morning to see you, but Andy said you all looked great and he had a blast! Much as you might have liked the additional support, what is more important that I did make a donation today, which is what this is all about. Enjoy the rest of your ride, and get home safely.
Joan Ramsay (Murie)
Mississauga, -
Well, I've watched the event day by day and I'm amazed at how quickly you progress! And I couldn't get my sorry butt outta bed to see you off (something about being tired...) A magnificant event! What an inspiration! WOW!!! Hugs and kisses.... (looked at the forecast for day 7 and saw light cloud. It wouldn't dare rain on you.)
ALF ( and David, & Anna)
West Van, BC -
Scotti, it's 12:15 p.m. and Lil is sitting having a picnic with kids and mom's from Mark's and Stephanie's school waiting for you at Birchmount and Kingston Road. I RAN OUT OF TIME. Can't get there in time. I'm so sorry I missed you!!!! Believe me I'm there in spirit. Routing you on every day. I just love reading everyone's notes of encouragement. Keep it up. You are doing such a great thing! Cindy
Cindy Shaw
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Gananoque I hope you get out tonight and support the riders even if it late tonight, if it past your bed time have a nap. Lets show the country what we can do to support the cause. They should be at Tim Hortons parking lot around 12.30 tonight I will be there hope to see you. Thanks and good luck to the team see you soon. Julie I have your cookies and tarts baked
Julies mom Pat <dbarr1@cogeco.ca>
Gananoque, Ont Canada -
You guys are awesome in so many ways....thanks for giving of yourselves to a great cause and for being such positive role models for so many people. Great riding with you from Burlington this morning! I'm with ya to the end! :)
Donna Pounder <pounder@pathcom.com>
Mississauga, On Canada -
Hey Scott..I am completely addicted to this ride. I can hardly wait to check the site in the morning. All the comments give me warm feeling that lasts all day and reading the diaries makes me want to go out and do as many nice things as I can. Thoughts are with you and your friends. Stay safe. Enjoy every moment.
kylie <kyliemilo@yahoo.com.au>
maple ridge, -
This is a great idea. It's good that people are so involved, concerned and caring. I think all 6 of you are amazing.
Katrina <butterfly172003@hotmail.com>
NL Canada -
I loved the pictures too! I am glad you let me live the moment when I couldn't be there. THANKS JIM!!!
Fellow Supporter
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Saw the pics you took Jim, awesome - thanks - it was great to see what's going on in Misssissauga, again I wish I had been there.
Lorraine
Mississsauga, ON Canada -
Sitting at my desk, my mind far from work. wish I could be there to cheer you all as you come through town. Following you on the web site and reading all the emails, I get all choked up reading. When people come together like this, for such an important cause, it is so powerful. May you draw from all this power to get you to the end of the ride. I am in awe of how fast you are moving. best of luck.
Avril Wallace <avril.wallace@cimweb.com>
Mississauga, ON Canada -
Did you guys forget your passports or did the bikes sink? Your web-site shows you stopped dead-cold at the border. Or tech support crashed... It´s only a few more days! Vamos con ganas!!!
Erik Carlberg <ecarlberg@baringcapital.com>
Mexico, D.F., Mexico -
Posted pics of you coming up the hill by Jack Darling Park at: http://members.rogers.com/jcarroll1/bikes/Page.html
Jim Carroll (again)
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Kevin and the gang, Just watched you going through Lorne Park -- I was the guy at the side of the road with the video camera at Lorne Park Rd. Amazing site -- and hugely emotional. I lost a sister to cancer a year and a half ago, and as you were coming up the hill, I was just in awe of your strength and determination. Keep on going ; you are affecting the lives and outlooks of many.
Jim Carroll <jcarroll@jimcarroll.com>
Mississauga, ON CanaDA -
They just passed through Port Credit moments ago -- 10:35. An awesome sight. These guys are true heroes
An admirer
Misssissauga, ON -
Jeff et al, Have been following your amazing progress and I congratulate you on your progress to date. Sorry I will not be able to see you guys as ride thru T.O. but want to wish you all the best on the eastern part of your ride. Keep up the great work and we'll see you later this summer. Sincerely, Ben Phillips Vice President, Sales Global eXchange Services Canada
Ben Phillips <ben.phillips@gxs.com>
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Hey Gang, Just saw you on the Lakeshore in Burlingon, and you are LOOKING GOOD!What a feeling to be able to track you all, and see you put all this effort out, for others. You riders and support folk are living proof that "we are all our brother's keeper." Reading this page makes me feel emotional, and I can only just imagine how your family and friends must be "chest out," proud. To the cyclists from Missisauga we met on the Lakeshore...WAY TO GO!!!
Carol Journeaux <carolj@cogeco.ca>
Burlington, ON CANADA -
Scott(ie) ... Diamond says she's going to make you up all the Yugoslavian hamburgers and chocolate cake you want at the end of the tour .... You're the man! The Journey Continues .... dabby
dabby <sdabous@thedgroup.ca>
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I sit at my desk, proudly wearing my Coast to Coast T-Shirt, watching your progress and wishing I could be out there to cheer you on in Mississauga today. I have collected the Jeans Day donations at the office and will be forwarding it along to the C2C cause. Thank You C2C Crew and Volunteers for all your hard work and dedication!
Fellow Supporter
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Tremendous gratitude for everyone participating in this wonderful effort. I lost a sister, brother and father to this horrible disease. My Mom is a survivor. Thanks does not seem sufficient. You have my deepest respect and warmest regards. Barb Carson
Barbara Carson <barbara.carson@consulting.fujitsu.com>
Alabaster, AL USA -
« PARTICIPATION IS THE ROOT OF THIS CAMPAIGN ». As I am writing this, an emotional and supportive crowd is cheering the Cyclists in Mississauga ! ( I'm jealous ! ) Let's not forget WHY they're doing it in such a forceful and honourable fashion. What about you and me and every single person who is reading this ? Have we been generous ? Have we sent our donations ? A loony or a 5.00$ or a 100.00 $ will indeed make a difference. Let's be as generous as the Cyclists and the C2C team are. Our donation is...right here...at the tip of our fingers. Donner, c'est participer. C'est fait ? Pourquoi attendre ?
Monique Cousineau
Ottawa, -
Hey guys here you are almost in Port Credit - awesome, too bad I couldn't be there at StarBucks - I'm sure there are tons of well wishers and riders following you - including Dave R. - hope you made it through from Hamilton. See you in Toronto around lunch time.
Lorarine Couraud <lcouraud@blaney.com>
Toronto, ON Canada -
WHAT IS YOUR ETA AND ROUTE THROUGH MISSISSAUGA?
LLOYD HENDERSON <hmmi@sympatico.ca>
Mississauga, ON Canada -
Se you guys in Belleville, around 6pm west side of city, plan to help pull the riders through to Napanee, keep up the great work. We will be the 5-6 riders just hanging around on the side of the road waiting.
John Baltutis <jbaltutis@sympatico.ca>
Belleville, On Canada -
Dear Freddy: Frank and I want to "Thank You" and Jamie, Hamish, Jeff, Kevin and Scott and the rest of the wonderful volunteers who have pursued this long journey! Here is a little inscription for all of you; People can be divided into three groups. Those who make things happen! Those who watch things happen! Those who wonder what happened! Congratulations on being the "Captains" of the first group. You are all very special. Love Frank and RoseMary
RoseMary & Frank Ebos
Mississauga, On -
location George St/Lakeshore Rd OAKVILLE at approx 0930..near the Starbucks
fan
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Amazing spirit!!! Cheers, Rick
Rick Hariman <rick.hariman@consulting.fujitsu.com>
Toronto, ON Canada -
James stop in at the pig and whistle when you are in burlington . I am here with carol, cindy, and lisa. S - longest budy
Stephen A
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they think they will be near the Starbucks at the corner of George and Lakeshore Rds in Oakville at approx 9:30 am!! (going better than they expected)
fan again
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A whole bunch of kids from Hillcrest P.S. are going to walk down to Lakeshore this morning to see you ride by. Please wave at us! When do you think you'll pass through Clarkson?
Liz, Kristin & Andrea Alasi <Alasi-@rogers.com>
Mississauga, ON Canada -
Jamie - From Buck Bay What an incredible adventure and undertaking. It looks like you will pass by Buck Bay sometime today . Is it really all down hill from there? Best of Luck. I'll get the telephoto set up on the dock. See Ya, Pete and Ginny PS Hi Emily
Pete & Ginny
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Hi riders. It was so good to see you this morning. You are looking good. Keep us the good work.See you in Halifax. Love Lou and Emmi
Lou and Emmi
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The team is about 45 minutes from Hamilton, they are on Hwy 2..they will be going through Burlington and Oakville, downtown Oakville approx 1015-1030 am
A fan
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Hi Guys, I was just out for a morning run with Marty and saw the guys heading out on their bikes to meet you. You could feel the energy coming off of them. We're all so proud of you and can't wait to see you as you come through the neighbourhood. Alison
Ali King
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Gooooooood morning you wonderful guys yoooou...hope you had a wonderful night last night, the moon was beautiful!! Can anyone advise the approximate time the team is expected in Hamilton and Burlington, and what road they will be on? Thanks, and keep up the power C2C team!!
Gordon Lightfoot <bowlmeover99@hotmail.com>
Canada -
any idea of when you will be in Burlington and your route through the city
Shirley and Steve Bottaro <shirley.bottaro@sympatico.ca>
USA -
It's a beautiful day for a ride. Can't think of a better way to spend it than with the C2C Team Riding for Cancer. See you guys soon, Be Well.
Dave Peets <dpeets@sprint.ca>
Toronto, ON Canada -
Pat et al: Welcome back to Canada, eh? It's amazing the progress that you've made. Keep spinning! Pat, can't find the GPS link on the site. Can you send an ETA for Hurontario St.(@Lakcshore)?
Terry Y <macyip@hotmail.com>
Toronto, ON -
Great job everyone, it's nice to see that in a world so full of materialistic people and those who have no time for anyone but themselves that there are those people like you who remember that life is about people, relationships and love for those who are or who are not close to you. It is amazing to be so driven to help others and you are truly inspiring. Amazing, just amazing. Spin the wind! A. Guzman
anneguzman <aguzmanc605@rogers.com>
Mississa, on CANADA -
Hiya Kevin and the rest of the C2C team!! Can't believe that you are already back in Ontario..some people take longer that that in their cars!!!! :) Glad to see the updated blip when I got up for nightshift tonight, I was getting a little worried watching all last night; the blip kept hanging west of Duluth...it was like watching Borneo and the jungle leg all over again!!! (ie. PRAYING for an update to know you were all OK :)). Auntie Marg says Hi and wants you to know how proud of you she is, she says her body hurts everytime she thinks of what you are doing lol...From Auntie Marg to the whole C2C team ..."May God hold you all in the palm of his hand and bring you home safe to us". All our love, Kevin's family. XO
Alison
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Hey Scott:The last time we spoke, you had to rush off and get your legs waxed!And now, you are more than half way across the counrty!I've been following the C2C progress-nothing short of amazing. You guys are truly doing a wonderful thing. At the end of every day,I catch up on your progress and it allows me time to reflect on all the people I care about who have been afflicted with cancer, particularly my Mom, who at the moment, is winning her battle. Stay strong and keep riding. Hope to catch a glimpse of you in Toronto tomorrow morning.My thoughts are with all of you during this ride. Sandixo Hey, how about that sculpture of Jeff's? (I might have to bid on it- I love it)
Sandi Goodman <sandigoodman@rogers.com>
Toronto, ON -
hey guys, great job so far! i can't wait to hook up with you in the morning through toronto. i have a newfound purpose for this ride...went to a family reunion on sunday and found out my cousing ellen lost both her breasts to cancer. so i'll be riding for her tomorrow. looking forward to sharing a special day with you all. thanks for letting me be a part of it.
ian <gearsmanager@hotmail.com>
mississauga, ON canada -
Re: Previous message You leave me so in awe of you, that I can't even form a complete sentence...Wow is still the word! Ride on!
Jolene Guthrie
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hey boyz --- bleep bleep goes the screen and the bleep is almost bleeping in front of gears ... u all rock! kev, can't wait to hear about the ride in spin class - we are all with you in spirit throughout the entire journey, and mitch, i would have taken you back to the airport you know! :) see you soon!
jac
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hey guys, great job so far! i can't wait to hook up with you in the morning through toronto. i have a newfound purpose for this ride...went to a family reunion on sunday and found out my cousing ellen lost both her breasts to cancer. so i'll be riding for her tomorrow. looking forward to sharing a special day with you all. thanks for letting me be a part of it.
ian <gearsmanager@hotmail.com>
mississauga, ON canada -
Wow,wow,wow...what a team!!! Ride on knowing that you absolutely leave in awe!
Jolene Guthrie
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Hey Jeff and the C2C team- You guys are truly amazing and an inspiration to all of us. Words can't even begin to express how moved we are at your dedication and generosity to the cause. God bless you all!! Jeff--Diane told me about Aunt Helen yesterday, we are sorry for your loss and she is in our prayers. Bella says you are her hero...she can hardly wait till you take her to Electric Circus. See you soon! The Miceli's
Monica Lou Daniel and Bella <lmiceli1@rogers.com>
toronto, -
Hi Daddy we won our soccer game but the ref wasn't very good. I got an assiste.The score was 2 to 3.Stefan lost he won't tell me the score.At school we play soccer.It's fun.I can't wait to see you tomorrow.Hope you see this message.I love you.XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO
Natalie Carlberg
Mississauga, Ont. Canada -
Hi Daddy we won our soccer game but the ref wasn't very good. I got an assiste.The score was 2 to 3.Stefan lost he won't tell me the score.At school we play soccer.It's fun.I can't wait to see you tomorrow.Hope you see this message.I love you.XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO
Natalie Carlberg
Mississauga, Ont. Canada -
Hi Boys, We've had announcements at school, and a letter went home so that tomorrow when you ride through Mississauga lots of Hillcrest kids will have walked down to the Lakeshore to cheer you on. You are quite the inspiration to many! See you tomorrow with the kids. Janice and Ian Robertson
Janice Robertson <janice.robertson@peelsb.com>
Mississauga, Ont Canada -
Scotti, if she won't be the President of my fan club ... then I'm happy that she is the president of yours. Cancer is the worst. You do us proud. See you tomorrow! Cindy's husband John
John Aldred
USA -
WEll Done Keep up the great Work!
Rick Trites
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i can't read through these comments without getting a huge lump in my throat...this is truely something spectacular...can't wait to see your smiling faces friday morning.
ingrid lane
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You guys are incredible, I was hoping to see you pass through Mississauga at noon but you're too fast. I wish you all a safe completion to your endevour.
Jim Mansfield <jimmansfield2001@yahoo.com>
Mississauga, On -
Hi Jeff and Team, I have keeping up with your progress every step of the way and I am truly impressed with your drive and commitment to this worthy cause. I am also equally amazed at the wonderful support everyone is giving the team. Keep the wind to your back and stay safe. Everyone here at Fujitsu Consulting in California is cheering you on. What an amzazing story this is.
Tony Miceli <tony.miceli@consulting.fujitsu.com>
Livermore, CA USA -
I heard about this site from Kim Nolan and thought I would check it out. What an amazing journey this must be for all of you! Your hard work and dedication are appreciated by many. I will be making a donation in memory of a friend's father....Bill Hamilton, who died in March 2002 of liver and colon cancer. He was 51. Ride strong team!!
Pam Dawson
Stoney Creek, ON Canada -
Jeff & C2C Team- Amazing voyage. Again this year I watch in awe! Safe travels to each of you. Carrie Kuenzi
Carrie Kuenzi
Denver, CO USA -
I'd like to show my appreciation to all of those who are taking the time to raise money for such a worthy cause. I'd like congratulate my uncle, Ron Mitchell, for his great contribution to the effort. If I were able to give my support, I would, but I've got exams to-morrow
Scott Mitchell <gerrypmitchell@rogers.com>
Kit, ON Canada -
Scott and gang. WOW! You are doing fantastic. I feel like I'm there with you after reading diaries and seeing the great pictures. Sorry I missed you on TV. Looking forward to cheering you on tomorrow as you breeze through Toronto. Cindy President of the Scotti Graham Fan Club
Cindy
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Just a note of support to Scott Graham and the rest of the crew. Hope you experience a great ride. I've signed up for the daily email and will be checking on Scott's log. How does it feel to be in that great shape!
David Rowney <david.rowney@amec.com>
Georgetown, ON Canada -
Jeff and all the guys: As you head into the stretch, our thoughts are constantly with you. Everyone is following your exploits daily, and as 6-year old Evan likes to say, "I hope you raise a lot of money for the kids, and have a exciting bike trip" and "why don't you just hang onto the truck and let it drive, won't it be faster?" To which I can only add, A moment in our lives, So many come and go. A crowning little treasure, For when we have grown old. Jeff, our family was saddened to hear about your aunt, I am sure she is guiding you from above. steven
Steven, Laurie, Nicholas, Evan Sokolowski/Clark <soko@courtyardgroup.com>
Toronto, On Canada -
Jeff, Bravo to you and the rest of the team for making a difference. We are all riding with you thru the internet and cheering you on. We will be there as you pass thru Brockville and are ordering great weather the rest of the way to Halifax. Ride safely.
Phillip Stein <phillip.stein@consulting.fujitsu.com>
Ottawa, ON Canada -
Hey Jay, Colleen and I are heading to Mom's today (Thursday) so we can see you fly by on the Lakeshore tomorrow morning (Carol is joining us also). Then we will hook up with you in Mississauga, (I'm driving so we should get there before you!!!!). WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!!
Mik
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http://www.caringbridge.org/nc/nicholascastillo The daily dedications on C2C might one day be entered into a virtual guestbook on your site, or linked to your site. Pictures/journals of those whom the ride is dedicated to, could be written about with greater depth. That would allow the lives of those who fought the valiant fight against cancer to have their lives chronicled, and others could see and read how important those people were to their families and the lives of those they touched. The above link to 5-year-old Nicholas Castillo, whom I met in North Carolina last summer, was the brightest child full of light and laughter and seemed to take all his chemo and surgery and pain in stride. I wish I was half as brave. And to the cyclists who peddle so enthusiastically, and the support staff, I am amazed and inspired by your dedication and fortitude.
shelly wright <worthingtondrake@hotmail.com>
winnipeg, MB Canada -
When an initiative turns into something this massive, there are always many, many peole to thank. I'd like to take advantage of this public opportunity to send special thanks to the CHILDREN of the riders and crew members of Coast-to-Coast. Not only have they had to contend with distracted and absent fathers during the planning and training periods before the ride, then the absence of their dads during the ride, they've also had to manage and deal with their equally distrated and jumpy mothers since the ride began!! My girls - especially Fabienne who has been home this week - have been totally understanding and have played mother to me!! THANKS KIDS ... for doing your part to help kids with cancer.
Lucie Cousineau
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Sounds like you guys are doing great!! Looking forward to seeing you after Scott. All the best on the rest of the ride...Heather
Heather Sanders <heather@interpixdesign.com>
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Hey guys! You guys are amazing, and so fast! Tomorrow (friday) Hillcrest is going to come and cheer you on! We have already made the posters! I hope you guys slowdown on Clarkson Rd and Lakeshore! Hillcrest is so excited to see you and we're continuing in selling those bikes...hehe we're beating you, but not by far (you guys are so speedy) This is a great cause so thanks and good luck with the rest on behalf of Hillcrest!
Leanne Perera <blue_true_berry@hotmail.com>
Mississauga, ON Canada -
Dear Someone in Newfoundland... Lighten up! These guys are raising money to find a cure for cancer, so maybe someday there will be no need for this message board, or the countless dedications that are posted in memory of people that have touched our hearts. Your notions of geography are inconsequential, and your effort wasted on something so trivial.
Some who cares
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Your courage of conviction is admirable. Please have a sfae journey. John Drown
John Drown
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On behalf of the Board and Staff of Trillium Health Centre Foundation congratulations on another successful and exciting fundraising adventure. You are to be commended for your leadership, courage and dedication to the fight against cancer. You are true leaders and we at Trillium are so fortunate to count you as our freinds. Good luck as you continue your ride across Canada. Sally Dobie President Trillium Health Centre Foundation
Sally Dobie
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For those of you in the Toronto area who would like to see the riders and help cheer them on, there is a BBQ being held at Simcoe Place Park (Front and Simcoe st.s downtown) between 12-3pm on Friday, in support of the ride and its charities. Please join us!
Carol Ann
Toronto, On Canada -
Hey Jeff, Kevin, Hamish, Jamie Scott Frederick and team , SEE YOU AT THE DRUM CIRCLE IN TORONTO AT FRONT AND SIMCOE STREETS!!Say Hi to any of the riders in Sarnia for me, thats my home town. Keep er groovin!
Doug Sole <sales@souldrums.com>
Toronto , Ontario -
Kev, Jamie, Mitch, and the rest of the C2C crew - you guys are all unbelievably AMAZING!! Every day this week I've come into work and the first thing I do is check the site to see how far the yellow blip has moved (you're moving superhumanly fast!), check out the pics and read the comments. Looking forward to seeing you all when you pass through tomorrow! Wishing you all the best - Ali (p.s. Jamie-taking really good care of your place-and I think Kuma misses you!)
Alison Podsiadlo
Mississauga, ON -
Hey Guys. Congrats - You are making great time. I really think you guys are amazing: Raising awareness and cash for such a worthy cause. Can't wait to see you ride through our area. It looks like we have cyclists pulling you from Belleville to Brockville!! Cheers Joe
Joe Pierre
Kingston, ON Canada -
This is extremly cool!!! I think everyone involved in this event is a true hero, there are so many people that will benefit from this fundraiser. Kudos to those who organized, supported, donated and are riding.
Lana Thompson <lk.thompson@shaw.ca>
Calgary, Ab Canada -
Note that comments from riders are coming soon! They are simply still riding through remote areas of the States not covered by wireless networks. However, they've been writing away between rides so as soon as they enter a zone with coverage (probably late tonight - Friday), their words and thoughts from the last few days will flood in and be posted first thing tomorrow am. Don't give up and in the meantime, keep YOUR comments coming!
Coast-to-Coast <luciecousineau@sympatico.ca>
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From the west in quest, To the east for feast! Go guys go! You’re amazing! See you tomorrow in Port Credit. Summer has finally arrived and it’s just beautiful. Heja Fredrik friskt humör, det är det som susen gör! Your neighbours Vanda and Tony
Vanda and Tony Delitala
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GO, SCOTT, GO. IT'S GREAT TO SEE THIS DREAM BEING REALIZED. BRAVO TO YOU AND THE REST OF THE TEAM. Love, Fred, Linda, Allio and Scott
Fred Graham
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We are thinking of you constantly, excited for you, watching your journey and we wish you light breezes, gentle sunshine, little cars and tons of support.
Karen Robert and Michelle <kvanrassel@sympatico.ca>
Mississauga, ON Canada -
Bravo C2C riders. You're all awesome (the riders, the support team) a real inspiration to everyone. Doesn't seem that long ago I was in a spin class with a few of you with Kevin at the front telling the class a new training philosophy was needed (staying aerobic and with a HR <150 if you were to make it across this country on the C2C ride).....I hope you are doing well in that regard...same class Kevin also played a music DVD that started with one of his favorite songs "We are alive"... Under the word "Alive" in the dictionary it should have a picture of you all. Hope to join with you for a fraction of the journey tomorrow. Be strong and remember the world is a better place because of people like you all!
Jim Mylet
Oakville, -
You're riding through my neck of the woods today. I'm thinking of you from the Canadian side of Sault Ste. Marie. I'm continually inspired by your drive and commitment to this cause. Jeff - my sincere sympathies with the loss of your aunt this week. While very sad that she's lost her battle, I know it will only make you ride harder in the days to come. Keep up the good work. Go Team! L
Loretta O'Neill <loneill@olgc.ca>
Sault Ste Marie, ON Canada -
Jeff, Kevin, Mitch and the entire C2C team. Way to go boys!!You are almost home. There is a tractor beam of family and friends, love, friendship and admiration pulling you towards "home turf". Jump on!!! See you tomorrow.
Dan Ferko
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