My Dad was my hero. He was in the Red Cross during the WW2 as a combat medic saving lives. He never ever talked about it. I always wondered why. After about 10 years as a firefighter saving lives but also losing many and seeing some extremely horrible sights, I stopped talking about my work too. Dad I found out why!
I will never forget this day.... neither will some others I know. It's the most powerful full moon of the year. Your dreams will come true if you see it. Time for forgiveness.
My triathlon training pool. Record time is 2.4 miles in one hour twenty minutes. Finished full 2018 Whistler Ironman because of this amazing pool. I will train here again in 2019. Twelve laps to a mile. I coached a few friends here to increase their speed. Notice the showboat on the water and the lifeguard in a boat right in the water in 1945...not great for laps.
Drone pic see my bike?
I will go to Maui to try to set another world record climb up Haleakala Volcano on my bike this winter. Will be raising money again for cancer charity through some major supporters.
The road up Haleakala is known as the world’s longest paved road climb and travels from sea level to an elevation of 3,055m. I have been up in 3:45 but have to beat Woods. Ottawa’s Mike Woods also a national team rider, has achieved the 56km Haleakala Climb KOM in a time of 2:32:24.
Never Forget 9/11
On that day
343 - NYFD
60 - NYPD
8 - EMT's and 1 NY city Patrol man all went to work and never came home again.
2996 people lost their lives. That day in my Fire station at shift change none of us went home.
In this pic Assistant Chief Gerard A. Barbara looks up at the burning towers. Moments later he would go in, never to return. All gave some...some gave all.
I planted this special plant with a letter at my Anti-Podal point near Christ Church New Zealand before crossing the mountains. Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
A black belt, was a white belt that never gave up. We all start life as a white belt.
I'm going for the black belt.
You know how I always say the next time you see me with in this picture I will have done an Ironman,beat cancer, cycled around the world, climbed the steepest street ,swam Alcatraz etc simple shit like that. I always did it right! Well the next time you see me holding up an award ...preferably this Academy Award it will be not so much because of me, but because of the amazingy talented group of film people, the producers, director ,cinematographers etc working so hard on creating the documentary.
The Jaws of Life.
My Name is Rudy
I am a fire captain and cancer survivor.
In memory of the
FIRE FIGHTER CYCLE