Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Live Strong on Father's Day

On Father's Day, Seattle held the Livestrong Challenge, a bike ride and run to benefit the foundation founded by Lance Armstrong, supporting cancer patients. Kevin and Ian (age 8) rode their tandem bicycle in the 45 mile portion. Johnny was able to go up by train to spend the weekend and cheer them on. Jessica took most of these wonderful photos. The above photo she shot through her car window. Kevin took the photo below. I don't think I want to know how he managed that!
The pair had been training for months, riding up and down the hills around their home near Carnation, Washington. Here they are on a training ride.
But the Livestrong Challenge 45 miles was their longest ride to date. In spite of rain and cold, Ian did great and was still going strong at the finish. Those bananas he ate at every rest stop must have helped. Look at that mudstreak up his back!

Here's Ian, warming up at a rest stop, cold but still smiling!

Heading back to the car after the ride, Ian is one proud and happy little boy. What a great Father's Day for Kevin.

Together Ian and Kevin brought in over $2,300 for the foundation. Thanks to all who supported them financially and otherwise.

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