Tuesday, March 31, 2009

LOTOJA!!

So those of you who may not know this, Gina and I have picked up a new hobby, cycling, and are ready to take it to the next level. Well, I really don't even know what level I am on, but Gina has already had some experience so for her it is the next level. For me this may be... shall we call it, a "baptism by fire" experience! Anyway, we have done the craziest thing and registered for the LOTOJA Classic. For those of you who do now know what the LOTOJA is, it is the longest single day bike race in America. It starts in Logan, Utah (hence the LO) and finishes 216 miles later in Jackson Hole, Wyoming (hence the JA, LOgan TO JAckson). Registration for this race is quite tight and for the most part it is a lottery selection process. There are a few ways to get a guaranteed spot in the race, one being standing on the podium for last years race. Well, we all know that won't be the case!! One of the other ways is to register as a Hometown Hero. A Hometown Hero is a program sponsored by the Huntsman Cancer Institute. How it works is we sign up with the Huntsman Cancer Foundation to help raise money for their research and development. Our goal is to raise $800 that will be donated to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation and in return they will register us for LOTOJA as a Hometown Hero! Gina and I are proud to say that we are excited to not only race in LOTOJA (for me its not so much a race as it is a goal just to cross the finish line!) but to also help raise money for a wonderful cause. This is where all of you come in. We need every one's help to reach our goals. We are not asking you give us your life's savings, but if you are in a position to do so, please help us out. Any amount is very much appreciated. You can can help Gina out by donating at:


and/or you can help Ross out by donating at:


Once again, thanks for all your support and help, we love you all! Wish us luck on our journey and pray that I don't die along the way! I will need it!


4 comments:

THE BELL HOUSE BLOG said...

WOW!! I have heard all about this race...one of my clients has been in it for the last couple years. Each year right after he hates himself for doing it but then he is always glad he did it. GOOD JOB GUYS! You will do wonderfully!

Chow and Russ said...

Good Luck dude (s). I'm working on a half marathon myself...

Blake and Jenn said...

You would not believe what I did over the weekend...I watched the old Cache Rendezvous tape with all the bloopers. Don't ask me why I decided to watch it, but I must say, it brought back a LOT of crazy memories...ahh the days of newscast....

Lina Buchanan said...

You guys are crazy. I can't bike for an hour let alone across state lines.

Also by crazy I meant... awesome! :) Good luck!!!!