As Peter Istvan knows, I credit him with many positive breakthroughs in my life with PD. The details are unimportant, but my advice is this: find someone who is bright, compassionate and lives their life with balance. That person can help you, if they are willing … and if you are, to.
Peter is also an exceptionally fast and capable rider, as is everyone in Parry Sound, it seems. We are joined by my wife, Lori, and Jim’s wife, Krista, and about 20 of Parry Sound’s finest. I also get to meet several new people, including Dave, who I think will be important in my life one day soon, as well as Missy and family, who already are. I also get to reacquaint myself with so many of the PS riders that I have the good luck to have met before. I also get to see Mike Loghrin’s character double, as he rides 80 km in tougher condition than he likes AND he waives of an offer to relax in the RV just to see what he can do.
We stop for an elegant lunch at Wade and Barb’s house, and say good bye to the whole brood. It is just Jim and me again, and we are both worn out with 70 km remaining. But that’s what we’re signed up for, so we do it.
Each of our team has been looking forward to this day. Perhaps it is the people; perhaps it is the scenery, perhaps it is the support. For me, this is where my PD healing started and where I come to recharge. It is sacred.