My New Years resolution is not to get cancer a third time.... . I plan to be so active in next year by mental and physical training for Everest in 2019 that cancer or any disease will not be able to keep up the pace. I will complete a full Ironman Triathlon this summer. With that training I will climb Mount Hood, Mount Kilimanjaro and possibly attempt Mount Blanc. I will carry the Canadian flag signed at my high school reunion , by firefighters and police officers and cancer patients around the world. It has come with me around the world and will do the triathlon with me summit all these peaks and finally rest on Everest. I will take pictures of all the names on the flag after you summit Everest with me. Climbing frozen Shannon Falls near Whistler below.
I hope you will plant a cedar tree for me if I die.
Happy New Year.
I cycled 29,000 km around the world. Mount Everest is 29,029 ft. I have been contacted by a company that followed my adventures and been invited to join an expedition that has a 100% success rate to climb Mount Everest in 2019. It would require one year of training, several other climbs ahead and 3 months to reach the summit. Of course I said .....YES.
So stay tuned here, the next time you see this peak I will be standing here! Like I said about all the other places I told you I would be standing and I always did!.
I have now officially cycled around the world, following the rules set out by the Guinness World Record people.
I have never been so proud to be a Canadian! I have crossed 18 countries covered over 29,000 km and used the same bike for the last 10 to complete my ultra marathon cycle. I set two world records during my journey that I am very proud of. I have saved almost 100 animals from the side of the road. I averaged 100 km per day burned around 5000 to 8000 calories per day. I was hit by cars twice, robbed , driven off the road several times bitten by several reptiles flies and insects run off the road by road trains had my cancer return when I was almost finished my journey, and cheated death more times than I ever want to remember.
My last leg in Australia I will have raised almost $50,000 thanks so much to the Melbourne firefighters. I have started annual fundraisers in 5 cities around the world. Sometimes I wonder how on earth did I live through it? . I feel the universe, the power in it that plans all our fates awarded me a chance to fulfill my destiny. Our flag I carried will fly all week on this tower in Melbourne then return to Canada to fly at City Hall In Vancouver .
Thank you everyone for believing in me. Thank you for believing I could do it. Thank you for supporting my cause to cure cancer. I never ever break a promise and I never ever give up until a cure is found or I die! Thats all I have to say about that. Up next: Mount Everest.
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World Record. 5 hours 1 minute and 20 seconds. OFFICIALLY RECORDED This was one tough feat average 30 kph , I did not feel alone everyone following cancer patients family thank you all . I’m real tired now so I think I’ll go home Only 3000 km to go. So if you want to beat it $1000 to the cancer charity of your choice is the fee. i will pay for the first challenger. Good luck its a bitch like riding into a furnace on at full blast. My eyeballs dried out and my nose is plugged with dust.
Four months ago I was listening to this song because I could not walk up a set of stairs I was so weak I never thought i would ride a bike again. .https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxiu8UPuzA8
I am a man from British Columbia they dont even know. The support has been amazing. i think they know people from British Columbia and Firefighters are good people. I fly my Canadian flag with signatures of Canadians and cancer patients. What a great turnout by all the amazing Australian Volunteer Firefighters.At least a dozen crews were waiting at the sides of the highway on my way into the outback to chat and shake hands . I had a few good stories ready!!!. These amazing men and women do the job not for money (because they dont get paid)...but because they love to help others. I told the Commissioner this morning he must be proud of his volunteers and he confirmed he is!.I know these are the guys that will come to my aid and clean me off the road if anything happens to me. Each day now will be less and less people cars and trucks just a desert plain and nothing.
I feel it fitting that after a 30 year career as a firefighter... the last 10 years cycling around the world, that I end my career when I finish my global circumnavigation by bike.... in Melbourne.
It has been the most amazing career full of happiness and sadness helping people that called for us. I was fortunate to have saved many Iives....and to me it was the most rewarding feeling ever. I would repeat my career again in a heartbeat. Because along with my journey I had truly found my destiny!.I am not stopping riding after as a matter of fact I plan to continue full time.I have put it all together in a book I hope to publish next year for my charity and to inspire others.
Firefighter's from around the world will join me in Melbourne to celebrate November 18 and I am most humbled to be in their company on such a significant day in my life. Today, I will go for a rather sad (yes I will cry) long solo ride and reflect on my career from sunrise to sunset. Stay tuned to follow an amazing journey across Australia that I assure we will never forget!
I never pass an injured animal on my bike. I also move dead ones off the road. I figure Perth to Melbourne 4000 km I can save at least one a day so at least 40-50 animals. I carry a small rescue bin. I will take a picture of each one. The only rule: No snakes or skunks.
Some days one never forgets. Today was one of mine. It was the finish of my second round fight with cancer in 17 years. Its never a very easy fight. The Oncologist told me my odds were 30-50%, I said that doesn't change my plans to cycle across Australia for cancer. He said why on earth would you put your body through that stress after all this? I said, "So you can tell the next guy his odds are 100%."
The three girls (angels) Kari, Stefanie and Heidi that treated over the past 2 months on the linear accelerator deep in the basement were very sad today.I looked them each in the eyes hugged them a long time and thanked them all for saving my life. And I will continue my life for one main cause and never give up. I told them as a firefighter I had saved many lives on the spot, as they do in their jobs as well, but unfortunately they never really see the outcome as it happens over time and the patients are gone forever. . Then we all started crying and hugs all around. We agreed to all go for a bike ride soon and be friends for life. Likely they had to mop the floor after that. Sparkle was a bit jealous. So now the next chapter begins. First I must prove to my work that I can pass many strenuous training tests, and have not lost the skills required to return as a Captain. . I really don't want to be considered a hero or a legend. I only want to be recognized as a man that has truly found his destiny. And in my journey that I can inspire people to do good, to help others, to help fight this disease and in that maybe find their own destiny. This flight is far from over!
My Name is Rudy
I am a fire captain and cancer survivor.
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