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October 27, 2008

Amputee Blogger Spends 4.5 hrs. on Stationary Bike For Charity

One of Southern California's best, most respected, Bloggers is Keven Korenthal.

It is one of greatest shames that his longtime, popular, blog, SoCal Pundit, was shut down by despicable hackers, a while back.

One of the great things about his old blog was that he occasionally wrote about bicycling.

He now is a respected contributor to Red County, a well known Right of Center, national website.

Well, yesterday I received the following in my e-mail, from Kevin:

Image006 Today I joined 200 riders and countless staff and friends at the Challenged Athlete’s Foundation Tour de Cove fundraiser.

The event which included a half Triathlon (in which I did not participate) and a 4 ½ hour stationary bike ride event (which I did) that included various spin instructors and participation by various “celebrity” amputees.

Some of the stars that each participated in the Spinathon (as well as parts of the half triathlon included Sarah Reinertsen, Major David Rozelle and Oscar Sanchez.

While they cycled on stationary bikes and hand cycles positioned on the stage, I and 200 non-amputees did our thing on bikes facing the stage.

Of all the amputees that attended and participated today, only one of them spun for the whole 4.5 hours.



Me!

It was tough work and I was exhausted by the time it was all done. But I put my all into it because I want everyone who donated money to CAF in my name to feel they real got the most for their hard earned dough.

It felt pretty great when the MC announced the fact at the end of the ride. I felt like I really accomplished something today.

Which reminds me, just because this event is over does not mean you can’t still donate to the effort.

Go here, to my page, to donate if you have not already

And don’t forget, I still have the Solvang Metric Century coming up. 65 grueling (but scenic) miles of 8% grades, switch-backs and blind corner descents await me on November 15, 2008.

Way to go Kevin!!! ;-D

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I'm 47 years old and 8 years ago I was in a motocross crash and crushed my right talus - I do not have a talus and two reconstructive surgerys-with no help.

I'm suffering from very traumatic Pain with every step I take - They no longer can help me, my ankle has turned into drift wood substance.

My DR. is John Ertl and he is going to amputate my below the knee ie right leg at the end of December.

I'm scared and excited at the same time.

I have not jo

I'm also addicted to pain killers, healthy addicted, if there is such a fact, but that is the only way I could work and play the game I enjoy and that is golf.

I have the support of my family, and my wife has seen a change in me for the worse, because of the meds.

I would like to talk to some one about my situation.

Dr. Ertl is going to bridge my fib and tib.

I pray that the procedure heals and I can get back to a normal life, or be like I used to be, an active, fast on my feet and a happy person.

Any feed back would be great.

I will be at Borgess Hospital on the 10th for a group meeting.

Posted by: Richard Ulrich | Dec 2, 2008 7:36:43 PM

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