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44 / M / Straight / Single
Toronto, Ontario, CA
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- 6′ 2″ (1.88m)
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- Scorpio, but it doesn’t matter
- Graduated from masters program
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- Doesn’t have kids
- Likes dogs
The rain passed by the next morning and I summoned the strength to hit the road. I was in a miserable mood. People ask what the toughest part of cycling across the country is, and it's not any none region but what goes through the empty space in your head all day as you ride. Keeping focused and positive thoughts keep the mind from wondering, which it is prone to do on a journey like this. Well my mind was full of negative at this time, in fact I had thought about taking the next bus that came by all the way to St. John's.
About 5 hours in to that days journey I met a man at one of the few rest stops on the transcanada hwy. I had no interest in conversation but he insisted on questioning me on my journey. There are times when you meet people who can fully engage you, they are likely magnetic I think? He was volunteer fireman from Gander and was travelling thru with his wife, who was still in the convenience store. It took a bit, but I was answering all the typical questions of my journey. Then he asked if I was raising money for anything. I told him yes, for the Breast Cancer Foundation, my aunt was (fingers crossed) recovering. It was then that his face went white. All expression left this friendly Newfies face, like he had seen the end. Quietly, literally forcing the tears back he told me he lost his mother and sister to this horrible disease. He tried to offer me money for the cause, to which I directed him to my website. When his wife returned from inside he told me he was so proud of what I was accomplishing and thanked me for the support.
I road off fighting back the tears. How could I be so selfish I thought? I have this great opportunity to bike across the country and I was choosing to be in a bad mood? This man had lost two very close family members and I was ready to quit my ride, was feeling sorry for myself because I didn't have a job, home or partner to return to? This friendly Newfie taught me that we all have a choice in life. We can be the pessimist, choose the negative, worry about things we don't control or we can choose to embrace life. My last 12 days were amazing, a smile on my face and a feeling of great accomplishment. Proud to have inspired those I met on my journey."
Just a short excerpt from what may be a book eventually? Hope you enjoyed it.
Movies: Oldschool, Top Gun, anything Quinten
TV: Person of Interest, The Following, Modern Family, Duck Dynasty, Mrs Browns Boys (BBC)
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Don't message me if you are looking for a one night stand...I am much better the second night. Shit, was that my outside voice again ;)
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