I was born (that might come as a surprise to some of you), in Victoria in 1951, moved to California in 1958. In 1971 I met my pride and joy, Patty. We were married a year later (June 1972). In 1976 we returned to Victoria. (I’ll share details upon request.)
Shortly after moving to the Island, I got work at Island Farms Dairy, where I spent nearly 35 years, mostly as a home delivery milkman; and I have only the three children that I raised. (milkman joke)
In the spring of 2007 I began to realize that something was going wrong with my body. Soon after wards I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. I am a committed Christian and was quick to tell God that I had other plans for my life. I lost the argument and became an active advocate doing all I can to encourage others.
In 2011, my daughter, Cindy, formed the Parky’s Pedalers and the following summer we rode with a team of 16 cyclists to San Francisco, raising nearly $30,000 for PD research. Now, here we are only 4 weeks away from a ride from a tip-to-tip ride of Vancouver Island.
I look forward to getting to know all of you. Thanks for signing up. Keep pumping.