FIRE FIGHTER CYCLE
It was an inspirational and emotional day for me at Meadowbank School in Auckland. George and 2 friends had been watching the street all morning and ran up when he saw me... RUDY you really are here you really are here and you have the bike, then he led me to the class. Other children joined to make a parade like the Pied Piper or Santa's arrival at the mall...it was so humbling and emotional. We had a long chat questions , some of the best questions ever. Name all your countries you visited, what was the scariest part, are you lonely, how fast is the fastest you went. Questions from young interested minds.They gave me Clif bars gels and a bag full of papers with thoughts from each of them what they thought of my journey and me .Then we drew from a hat to name my bike as they had all picked names. Well my bike is now officially " SPARKLE". It was so hard holding back the tears until I got out of sight but then I let it go and man did I ever cry tears of joy and happiness to see how I my journey had inspired our future generation.
I am a fire captain and cancer survivor.
In memory of the