Rick Lake

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I'm going the distance for Pedaling for Parkinson's

This summer I am taking part in Pedaling for Parkinson's - a cycling event that was created to raise awareness about Parkinson's and raise funds for research. Your donations support the Pedaling for Parkinson’s Research Grant and the Parkinson Canada Research Program.

As part of the event, I’ve set a challenging personal distance goal and am tracking my miles.

Parkinson's is a neurodegenerative disease. Movement is normally controlled by dopamine, a chemical that carries signals between the nerves in the brain. When cells that normally produce dopamine die, the symptoms of Parkinson's appear. Currently, there is no cure. The need is only increasing. More than 25 Canadians are diagnosed with Parkinson's every day; more than one person every hour. By 2031, the number of people living with Parkinson’s in Canada will more than double. Your support fuels the increasing need for research to improve quality of life and ultimately find a cure.

With your support we can help Parkinson Canada realize their vision of a better life today for Canadians living with Parkinson's; a world without Parkinson's tomorrow.

My Achievements

Looking Sharp: Uploaded Personal Picture

Communicator: Sent First Fundraising Email

Clipped In: First Activity Tracked

Fundraising Goal Met!

I Made a Personal Donation

Downstroke: $500 Raised

Peloton: $2,000+ Raised

On the Way: Halfway to KM Goal

Go the Distance: KM Goal Achieved

My Updates

A special thanks to all!

Friday 16th Oct
Well, it looks like we're headed for a bout of good old winter. If so, my biking days will be pretty much done,  but not without some impressive numbers...... 5175 dollars donated and 300+ km ridden!!!  I 💘 it! Team Shakey Lakey.... you guys are truly special..... thank you so very much!🤣😂🙂 That currently puts us 3rd in all of Canada 🇨🇦 in funds raised!   Wowow!  Great job, team! 
I'll sign off for now; be assured you're always in my thoughts and prayers, 
Rick

The "Drive for 5" is done!

Sunday 4th Oct

Way to go, Team Shakey Lakey! We now sit at $5025! Amazing, just amazing! You guys just humble me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Hopefully, the scientists and doctors working on a cure for PD will get closer to that goal with us and others pitching in.

The fundraiser goes until Oct 31, so there's still time to donate if you want.

I am still pedaling and hope to get over the 350 km mark before the deadline. We shall see..... some days the legs work good, some days not so much! C'est la vie! (That's it for Francais!)

The "Drive to 5" is alive and well!

Monday 28th Sep
Thanks to all of you and that donated this year. I am truly humbled and grateful for all of you! And as we have one month to go, I'm pleased to note that we're at $4,600. The goal of 5000 dollars is in our site! I am really looking forward to hitting that goal. You may also note that I am at 268 kilometres in my biking and have met that goal with time to spare! Hopefully I'll be able to ride some more before the end of October. Thanks again to all of you! R

Going the Distance!

Wednesday 23rd Sep

Well, here I am... ..   Sept 23rd, and I've just completed my goal of 250 km! Yippee! Thank you all, and a special shoutout to Kim and Cathy Kennedy for riding the last few km with me! We go back there a bit with cycling, and it was a blast to have them along!

The weather is still good, so I'm going for more km.... its a great way for me to exercise and keep parky at bay , I hope!

70 k to go!

Monday 7th Sep
hi, all! Labour Day Monday is here. No post RIDER game elation this year! I'm really missing football but there are more important things  to occupy my thoughts  and time now. I'm getting in some biking, and have maybe 5 or 6 rides left, depending on..... the state of my quackelapiture????? 
Team Shakey Lakey has come through big time.... now over $3000, way to go, you guys!!! This exceeds my wildest dreams! It also puts me in 5th place for Canada for this fundraiser. Fourth and even third is "in sight"! Onward and upward, my special team!

Jammin' the wind!!

Wednesday 2nd Sep
Its been really windy here the last week......  so, a little adjustment in my route.... trying to get the wind to push on the uphill! I'm not always successful in that regard, so have to convince myself that its great  exercise.  I was camping for a few days, and had gravel roads, so didn't ride. Back to it this am, another 10k in the books. 
Great news on the donation front...... closing in officially on $3000, and about $1000 in offline commitment, that hasn't been recorded yet.  It amazes me and humbles me every time I look at it. Way  to go, Team Shakey Lakey! 

Building Character!

Sunday 23rd Aug
Whew! Today was a struggle but, I did 20.05 km, mostly all big ring kms! The weather wasn't the problem; my left leg felt weak, and my poor bum wasn't ready for 20 km. I was definitely pushing my envelope, but it did work out in the end. I feel good for that! On to the next ride!

Legs good today!

Wednesday 19th Aug

I had a sweet ride today. Temperature was tolerable, light breeze, sun setting in the west, and 13+ km over my route, all but about 300 ft in the big ring! I haven't done that in a while...… the legs were pumping! (I wonder if I'll pay tomorrow???)

I'm thinking I need to stretch this out a bit..... maybe 20 km is something I'll  shoot for! Maybe...…   LOL

Thank you, team Shakey Lakey!  We're closing in on $2000! You're great people!

going and going along!

Sunday 16th Aug

I'm pretty much happy where I am now. I'm really proud of team Shakey Lakey, as they have provided the most generous fund total ever, and haven't shied one bit from keeping the eye on the end result. Great job, team!

My riding hasn't been that great, but I seem to plug along, and will reach my goal. I did cross the half way point today, and that's a good feeling. Someone said its downhill from here???? LOL  (and with the wind?

Let's be clear

Wednesday 12th Aug
In my blog yesterday titled hitting the doldrums I said I made 1o 100 kilometres. This is a total, not yesterday's ride! Hehehe    100km would definately NOT be hitting the doldrums! 

Hitting the doldrums!

Tuesday 11th Aug

Motivation to get out there is tougher these days. I cant even blame the heat! I went over 100 km tonight, so that's cool, at least for me. Its just a matter of mind over body! Keep on truckin' they say!

At least I can look forward  to Sunday, when Halee from Stride is going to ride with me!

After 7 rides.......

Tuesday 4th Aug

I have ridden 7 times..... look in the "my fitness activity" section to see them; approx. 84 km. I'm happy about my rides so far.  

Also. with offline donations, we are closing in on $1000...… thanks to Team Shakey Lakey! You guys humble me with your thoughtfulness.

Lets keep it going..... Parky waits for no one!

Thanks again to all!

Ridin" in the heat!

Tuesday 28th Jul
Hot these days. 36C out there today. Still managed 9.2 km. which I was pleased with.  The legs worked good today. didn't seem to tired! Trying for tomorrow, early?

Thank you to my Sponsors

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Ron And Ardith Meyers

Congratulations Rick, you’re an inspiration!

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Dorothy

$100

Contegrity Contracting Ltd.

Here you are!

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Brent And Colleen Eliason

$25

Amanda Polsfut

$50

Heather Denning

$50

Darrell & Barbara Foster

$25

Ranae Mckenzie

Well done Rick!

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George Kolb

Way to go Rick. You are an awesome guy.

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Barbara Mader

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Wayne Brown

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Trish Gaetz

$100

Margaret Melhoff

$100

Kathy Marshall

$200

Jill V. Cavanagh

$50

Janice Brown

$100

David Cyca

$40

Bob Pollock

$25

Diane Sarson

$100

H & R Werner

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Lynn & Wayne Meyers

$50

Barb & Rod Hunter

$250

Lucas & Brody Miller

$20

David & Lorna Spencer

$20

Lennie Neufeld

$100

Elizabeth Meyers

$100

Dwayne And Donalee Dekowny

$100

Linda Wall

$100

Gary Lake

$50

Janet Chabot

Thanks for being you! Best of luck...we are behind you 100%

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Trevor Moe

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Jill

Proud of you uncle Rick

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Audrey & Philip Yee

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Bonnie Perree

$150

Peggy Erickson

$100

Murray And Claire Carefoot

$20

Carol Moen

$50

Alexander Linner

$100

Dave Franz

Good to see you cycling.

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Catherine Kennedy

Great job Rick, if you’d like a cycle buddy for a day, give me a call.

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Michael Landry

Your unbridled enthusiasm for this great cause is a major catalyst for all of us to realize our blessings and to contribute to a something far greater than our selves. Listen to the loud applause from the Beaconsfield Landry’s as you cycle and surpass your goals. All the best Rick! I would love to be there to ride with you. Instead, I will do my own ride for the cause. Go Rick Go! All the best!

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Murray Knakoske

Way to go Rick! Parkinson’s runs in our family so I am pleased to donate to your cause.

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Anonymous

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Stew And Cyndi Tasche

Keep riding Rick!!!

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Heather St Jacques

Way to go Rick. So happy to contribute to Parkinson research and hopefully find a cure.

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Choo-foo

Good luck Rick with this foundation!

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Sue Johnston

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Halee B.

Way to go Rick!!

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Valerie Saari

Keep up the good work and stay safe.

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David

Proud of your efforts, Rick!

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Colleen Farnden

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Sally And John Cooper

Good luck with the riding and the fundraising.

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Jim And Ma Lake

Keep on Riding, Rick! Wish you all the best.

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Brian Dunn

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Anonymous

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Larry & Gloria Stephens

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Wagner

Hey Rick! Wishing you and your team all the best! Delmer & Doreen Wagner

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Don Priest & Gail Mcconnachie

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Grainger

Kick ass, buddy!!!! 👍🏼😉

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Carol Moen

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Christine Newton

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Rick Lake

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Linda Ahrens