Everyone you will ever meet in life, is fighting a battle you may know nothing about. Being kind is the best thing you can do.
How to film things that were hard for me to film on the road. Like getting chased by bandits in the Mexican desert and clipped by a truck on my bike in New Zealand. All done on a rainy day in Vancouver with added music.
This is my dog Buddy (wet and dry) today would have been his birthday. He died 4 years ago this day, from a cancer.
He always waited for me to return from my long journeys and was always happy to see me no matter how long I left him.Unconditional Love ! I still expect him at the top of the stairs.
He was pulled out of a garbage bin as a newborn puppy and gave him a great 14 year life. His brain tumor caused him to have convulsions and go blind. I hated going to calls for any injured animals because they could not understand you were there to help them. At least Buddy understoodd that I tried to help him live. But in his last month... he got pork tenderloin for dinner every day,.
His profile : Buddy:. I loved steak, pork, poodles, chasing squirrels, chasing Rudy on his bike, and tight places like drainage pipes. I wanted to train to be an Urban Search and Rescue dog so I could work with my master in the Fire Department.
I miss you so much Buddy Boy and think of you every day.
There are two reasons I was successful in cycling up the steepest street in the world at 35%. Steeper than Trimble Street. You know where that is by the Folk Fest! My legs were on fire half way up and my front tire lifted it was so steep.. I even surprised myself set a world record that still stands today.
I had cycled with a hardened Navy Seal Trainer across Thailand the year before. He told me Rudy: The weakest skinniest men shivering on the beach, and that cant do 10 pull ups the first day pass the toughest training on earth for two reasons:
1. They honestly and truly believe without a doubt they can do it
2. When you think you are done, exhausted, cant go on, you are only at 50%. Your body is just warning you are getting low.
Your mind usually gives up before your body.
You can use these two tools in everyday life. Whether you are battling disease, a job, a relationship,depression.
This is Juno Beach in Dieppe present day, and the day after landing. My dad was a Red Cross medic, didnt carry a gun, he was captured not far from here in France. He spent two years in a prison camp. After I became a firefighter I understood why he never talked about the war. I never talked much about my job after either.
On landing 90% of these boys never made it past the beach and when you look at their scared faces you can see many never even made it past 17. Proud to be a Canadian here. These men fought for your freedom, never forget their sacrifices.
A song of honor:
I am a fire captain and cancer survivor.
In memory of the
FIRE FIGHTER CYCLE