My beautiful daughter died from CF in March 2010 and I am riding in GearUp4CF this year in her memory.

Eva was a fighter and inspiration to all that knew her. In 2008 I rode in GearUp4CF to celebrate her successful recovery from a double lung transplant that allowed Eva to once again live her life to the fullest. Only months after the surgery, she joined the team in Invermere, painting our faces and cheering us on with her pom-poms in her self-appointed role as chief cheerleader.

This year I will be 65 years old on the ride. That is why I am calling this ride 65 for65Roses; partly because of my age, partly because 65 Roses is a malapropism of Cystic Fibrosis, partly because my daughter’s blog was called 65 RedRoses, and also because I hope to reach the very lofty goal of raising $65,000.

Training to ride for 1200 km over multiple mountain passes to Banff will be very difficult; raising these funds will be just as much of a challenge. Here is where I need your help. Please donate to my ride and help contribute to Eva’s legacy to raise critical funds for CF research and awareness.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

A Sunny Sunday!

Finally some reasonable weather after the pineapple deluge yesterday. A great day to ride out in Pitt Meadows with double digit temperatures and some good companions including Howie and Claude. It's always more fun and more of a workout to ride in the real world!


  1. Bill,

    I followed your daughter on LiveJournal for years, and she was truly an amazing young woman. Good luck with your training. I'll be following along as you go!

  2. Thank you for staying in touch.