Kickin' It IRELAND 2015 Long For Life's 2015 trek through Ireland. Land in Dublin, cruise up to the North, around to the west coast, to the south west, to Blarney Castle and back to Dublin. The castles, Giant's Causeway, through the Long Hedges, Knowth Passage tombs, own Healy Pass, and cheers with the folks! September 2015. Rider or not, all are welcome!! Email for deets!
When the media asked about dipping the wheels in the water... "On May 14, Brandon and I dipped our wheels in the Atlantic Ocean together, and when our wheels are dipped in the Pacific, it'll be together."
Next spring he'll be ready, we'll complete the last leg and dip those wheels together in the Pacific That'll mark another astounding achievement of winning 2 epic challenges - winning the fight for life, and completing the journey of a lifetime.
After the incredible support from the longboard community, from our new friends and family everywhere, from our partners everywhere, from donors everywhere... we're incredibly grateful for you all!! Looking forward to an even more phenomenal next chapter!!! Be part of it in 2014!!! Ride with us, raise pledges, volunteer... there is so much we can do together!!
Long For Life, this coast-to-coast trek, this challenge has been the most amazing challenge of our lives. Our messages of conquering the challenges of cancer and stroke couldn't be more applicable than they are right now, and we need you and your love right now.
Earlier today (September 7, 2013) Brandon experienced another great challenge and he needs all the help and love that you have. He's currently in intensive care after another brain aneurysm caused a paralyzing stroke. He's alive, unconscious, stable, sedated, and fighting with everything he's got.
What we do know... is we all move forward as we all must with the faith and belief that he'll win, without worry as that's not serving him through his battle, and that a greater purpose needs finishing. And he'll do just that, because that's what he does.
We need your thoughts, love and prayers. And with that, we KNOW that he'll wake, that he'll heal swiftly, and we'll all finish this together.
And here come the big ones. Heading out of Canmore, into Banff...
Couldn't create a more perfect day!
We knew they were coming... And here they are...
Brandon in his BLISS!!!
The amazing Canmore, Alberta backdrop.
Rolling into Banff...
Kenora, Ontario... last town before the Manitoba border. Kathryn and Sue, what a great time! Thank you so.much!! And hi to Sam! What a great town!
Thanks to VANS Canada for sending us shoes to get us through the huge hills in Ontario, you guys rock!!!
Wow!! Custom made by Colton Martins and hand painted by Ryan Loeppky, and donated to Long For Life to commemorate the trek! Unbelievable work gentlemen!!
Winnipeg Boarders love the rainy days!! The Winnipeg cruise's success was all due to the riders!! Thank you for being there, for your generosity, for raising the all the funds, getting the Long For Life gear, and supporting the cause!! See you next year!!!
Looking down the road....
Meet the Dolcetti's... Tyler, Stacy "the Dufferin Shredder", and Princess Reegan....ROCK STARS!!!
We met them while camping at Neys (Thanks Kathleen!!)
Took incredible care of us in Thunder Bay... putting us up, getting us on and off the road, loaning us that sweet Denali from their dealership Dominion Motors, that phenomenal "1/2 Way" celebration dinner at their amazing restaurant Lot 66, found a way to launch our gear ahead to Kenora, and still helping!! Thank you so much!! We couldn't do this without you!!
A Neys Sunset, near Marathon, Ontario
A tremendous thank you to The Man.
Brandon was jacked when, after a long hard push day, we got to this sign at what he thought was our destination...only to find that it was still 20kms outside of town lol!
Elaine and Dave Robbins at the Tuktawayin, Gravenhurst, Ontario.
Rolling into Oshawa. Oh ya!!
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