Sunday, November 8, 2009

Israel Ride: Almost There…

First, I’d like to thank everyone who has already supported my efforts. Without your help this would not be a success. For those of you who have not had the opportunity to donate yet, there’s still time. We will complete our ride by cycling from Ketura to Eilat tomorrow. Please take a moment and Follow This Link to support PEACE, PARTNERSHIP, and ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

From Israel Ride 2009

I am a bit tired and must be up early, so I’m not going to write a full post now.

But here are a few highlights:

  • Our ride began by leaving Tzfat towards the Kinneret; winding back to the to the Mediterranean (Yam el Yam!); bused down to Meshabim (near Be’er Sheva); from there to Mitzpei Ramon à Ketura à Eilat.

  • After spending so much time in the desert, it was really refreshing to be up north.

  • We’ve done a lot of mountain climbing. Ironically, my thighs, which could have burst open, feel better today than they did after a full Shabbat of no riding.

  • The community that has been created is really amazing. A lot of great people from all over the country.

  • I sat down with Nigel, the Founder and Executive Director of Hazon, to share a few of my ideas. We had a very fruitful discussion.

  • I’ve uploaded some photos. But, I really haven’t taken that many because there’s a photographer capturing all the good moments. Check out the Fall Israel Ride web page for further updates.

As always, more to come…


Biking Befuddlements

  • The old guys love the downhill. I could reach the peak of a mountain 10 minutes before them, but sure enough, they’ll whiz by me on the descent.
    Quite frankly, I get slightly scared. I really don’t like roller coasters, so you can imagine what it’s like for me going down a mountain just as fast, with switchbacks, on bike that’s not connected to a track that’s been tested for safety!

  • This ride is very Jewish. I think I’ve actually gained weight, because of all the eating.

  • For some reason, Israelis seem to think that it’s very supportive for cyclists to honk their horn and then zoom by.

P.S. I promise a full post is on its way. But until then, please make a small difference in this world by supporting me on the Hazon Arava Institute Israel Ride: CLICK HERE TO DONATE NOW. Toda!