No, I’m not contemplating lowering my personal hygiene levels to an all-new low…
My good buddy Jordan recently launched a new blogging venture in support of his Dad “PJ’s” current bid to cycle from Powell River, BC, Canada down the US West Coast to San Diego in Southern California.
Like Jordan mentions in the opening entry on the Blog “30 Days With No Underwear”, PJ (third from the right in the pic) is a keen recreational cyclist, and while fit as a fiddle and as energetic as the next guy, he suffers from asthma and is therefore, “…known athletically for short bursts of speed followed by shortness of breath.”
This next passage from the Blog explains what PJ and his mates are up to now and what that intriguing title means:
“…one day an acquaintance of his (Al Craigen, another character in this story of ours) asked him if he’d like to go on a bike ride to benefit the BC Lung Association. After very little thought, he agreed. So here are two men, in their fifties, pledging to ride 200 km over two days, with a little less than six months to train.
Well, they did it. And have continued to do “The Trek” for the past six years. But they didn’t stop there. As I write this, they are pedalling down the Oregon Coast, on a 30-day trip from Powell River, BC, Canada, all the way to San Diego, California, USA. 30 days. They have a support van, but no solid laundry plan. In his wisdom, my esteemed father decided that laundering his underwear during this trip would be too much trouble, and that “going commando” was the preferred method.”
I had the pleasure of meeting PJ myself on my recent trip up to Powell River (Blog entry and images coming soon…) and got to know his great personality and sense of humour. I know that all the guys will be having a fantastic time and with them entering the second week of their journey as I type this, I wish them all the best for the remainder of the trip.
They thrive on comments from their supporters, so if you derive some kind of entertainment out of the photos or Jordan’s writings about their quest, please drop a comment on the Blog on any of the posts to show you are behind them all!
Please spread the word about “30 Days With No Underwear” and please continue to support the lads by keeping an eye out for the book in the future. I can promise you it will be a great read full of fantastic yarns!