This will be my ninth year riding Pelotonia. Early on I struggled to answer the question "Why was I riding?". Nine years later that is no longer the case! The list of people in my life that have been affected by cancer continues to grow. Many have won their fight, but far too many have not. So, now my answer is this .... I am riding for Bob, for Bruce, for Steve for Patty, for Carol, for Linda, for Karen, B, Joe, For Tammi and for the others I know who have won or are winning their battles and I'm riding for Rick, for Diana, for Lettie, for Dave, for Tiney, for Tom, for Aiden and for Julie who did not. I am also riding for the hundreds of people whose names I will never know that have been affected or will be affected by cancer including those that line the streets of this ride holding signs - some of which have moved me to tears. Thank you for your support and I hope to see you on the trail.