Final Story Here. 10/9/00
New Pics Here as of 9/2/00
*Starting with a bike - Cannondale mountain bike with slick road tires.
*The route - the TransAmerica "a cross-country cycling rite of passage." From Williamsburg, Virginia to Portland, Oregon all 4,450 total miles.
*Time of departure- Beginning of May, 2000. Roughly a 93-day self-contained, camping trip.
*The person - Fiddlin' Holley. Age: 30 birth date: 05/22/69. I was diagnosed with Type I diabetes at the age of 9.
I graduated in 1994 from the University of Delaware with a B.A. in Russian Studies - I majored in Russian language. However, before I graduated I knew I needed a break from college and in 1991 I took to the Appalachian Trail. I started in March in Springer, GA and finished on October 31 completing the 2,124 miles at Katahdin, ME.
Since then I have been an organic farmer in Georgia for the past three years and recently I have been horse-farming in Virginia and in the Catskills of New York. However, I am ready to do something more for a cause and for myself. What better thing could come to my mind than riding a bike across America, which I've been dreaming about for a couple of years now but just waiting for the right time. NOW is the time - we need to raise money for the cure.
On, March 21, I am going to Rally for the Cure! with over 1,000 other diabetes advocates. We will converge on the U.S. Capitol and urge our elected leaders to significantly increase funding for diabetes research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
I believe the only way we can make a difference is to get involved - and I want to help.
And we need your Help!