The man behind my motivation for the 200km ride to conquer cancer and so much more. My dad was a BEAST, just look at him, what a stud. Thanks for the good genes pops, I?m not sure I?ll go the short shorts route anytime soon, maybe after my training that will be accepted, we?ll see haha. An educator, a life saver, an innovator, a father, a friend; compassionate and humble. The man led a life full of passion and purpose, something that I feel so many have trouble with. I?ve dedicated every day of the last few years to living and being with passion and a purpose. I?ve learned that creating a positive environment and mentality is habitual, it brings about a consistent peace and gives purpose. I?ve learned to accept and embrace my emotions, experience them and let them go, to live in the moment, in the now. One of the biggest lessons I learned was to let go of my expectations of the world, set goals but don?t stay so bound to them that you stress yourself into negativity, life does not go as planned, the only expectations you should have are of yourself, be who and what you say you are, follow through. Step outside and off your smart phone, disconnect – unsubscribe to these force fed lists telling you what life, relationships and experiences are and go experience them for yourself. Create your own journey. I?m excited to see where my cyclocross journey takes me. However with snow on the ground, I?m taking out the mtb.