Why this Editor has been over-carbo-loading!!!
Deirdre Gower is an exceptional lady. Single mom to Damien, her quadriplegic 14 year old son, Deidre dedicates much of her time to ensuring that her differently abled warrior-on-wheels has as exciting an adventure through life as possible. She is also an avid writer and makes regular contributions to the articles on Kitchen.net. Somewhere in all this she also fits in a full time job as well.
Just over a year ago she decided that Damiens next adventure should be to take part in the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour 2012. So with a bit of support from friends and family they got a bike and a trailer and set off training. Unfortunately the rules of the Argus did not allow for disabled participants such as Damien, and Deirdre had to ride without him. Undeterred, and with the support of the (now) founding members of Kitchen.net, Deirdre campaigned and lobbied the event organisers until they changed the rules. As a result, no less than 4 teams of riders and differently-abled companions will be taking part in this years Argus!
Deirdre will be riding in support of the Chaeli Campaign for the second year running, this time with Damien in tow, and Chaeli herself will be part of one of the 4 teams competing in this new category.
Not content with just sponsoring the Chaeli Campaign during this event, some of the more crazy Kitchen.net members of staff are actually taking part in the gruelling 109km cycle around Cape Towns peninsula.
Training? There has been some Carbo-loading? Some of us have been doing this for longer than technically required! Enthusiasm? We have enough of that to get us to Joburg and back!
With our cycling shorts crowbarred on and our tyres pumped we are ready! to get to the starting line at least!
If you are going to be one of the other 34,999 crazy peeps on your bike that day, then check out our What to Eat for the Argus articles! Before and (hopefully) after photos of our Kitchen.net team on the day will be coming soon!
For more information check out the Damian, Deirdr and a very long bike ride page on Facebook or take a look at Deirdres latest blog: http://warrioronwheelsadventures.wordpress.com/2013/02/18/things-we-have-learned-from-cycling/
If you would like to support us by supporting the Chaeli Campaign, please head over to their website and check out how to sponsor this, or one of their other incredible projects! http://chaelicampaign.co.za/
If anyones looking for me Ill be the one in the kitchen over-carbo-loading from now until Sunday any excuse to eat cake!