As we ride we think about so many things and upper most in our minds is "How great it is to be alive and in the great outdors" !
There are many not as fortunate as us and spare a thought for them !
" Disability is not a crime "(saw this on a poster in Sestriere ) but so few of us consider their plight . "There but for the grace of God go we "!
Wouter was a Cycle Racer who had a great career ahead of him and in Stage 3 of the 2011 Giro d'Italia left a wife and unborn child whilst racing on the Passo del Bocco . To the dismay of us all he did not survive the crash .
As you ride the Passo Mendolo think of him and of those who are disabled through Injury or Illness and return to Cycling whether for exercise or competition . Many that are returning from injury have been in "Harm's Way "in the service of their country . Organisations such as "WWPinc "and "Help4Heroes" deserve your support . So also do those that aspire to compete in the Paralympics but in the interim are training and ompeting at a lower level .
Sign the book in the bar of the "Hotel Dolomiti" and add your comments so as to encourage others and as you use Twitter , Facebook or other Social Media broadcast the message so that others can join this project . At this time the numbers are small but from "Acorns grow Mighty Oaks ".
Twitter address is @hill108 and will be adding other contact points in the near future !
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