It’s Not about the Bike, It’s about Stella
Posted on October 25th, 2012
For those asking how to donate:
I have been getting quite a few e-mails from cyclists who want to join my ride from Mount Hermon to Neve Daniel. While I really do appreciate the desire to help out, let me give an explanation and then an alternative.
Riding from the Golan into the Bekaa at night is dangerous. Luckily for me, I have a number of friends who for twenty-four hours will have one mission: To keep me safe. I will have one friend on a Vespa Scooter riding in front, and three in a support vehicle guarding my back and ready to hand me water bottles, spare clothing, diaper rash cream, and whatever I need. They are doing so on a purely volunteer basis, and we have worked out detailed logistics for keeping one rider safe throughout the 260 kilometer ride.
However, we cannot take the responsibility and give support for other riders throughout most of the route. Again, I DO appreciate the offers, but I must by necessity decline. If you want a really cool organized ride that has mass participation for a great cause, ride the Alyn Ride. I rode Alyn for five years, and it was always a great experience. They plan and support hundreds of riders of all different abilities.
But my ride is not Alyn, and I simply cannot have other riders joining me in the dark zooming around the Golan Heights.
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