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Help Support the King Challenge & the Krempels Center

Today was the 2017 King Challenge which is put on by retired-pro Ted King and proceeds support the Krempels Center which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people living with brain injury from trauma, tumor or stroke.

Read my post below on Facebook and click to see the original post written by Ted King on what it means to him.

New Facebook Page!

Over the past few weeks, maybe even months, I have undertaken an effort to make my “brand” consistent across several sites, namely YouTube, Twitter and Instagram. I chose to standardize on my moniker of “fastk9dad”, which is the pseudonym I post under here at Cranky’s Corner.

Up until know I have been using Cranky’s Corner as the catch all for a variety of posts and topics. When I started it was pretty much all about cycling but that morphed into including some travel and family videos as well. After pondering this for a while, it seemed to confuse the brand a bit, so I decided to create a Facebook page to now be the central hub for all my endeavors and will shift Cranky’s Corner back to primarily cycling related content. That doesn’t mean I won’t post some other content once in a while but I’ll try not to clutter it up with stuff you all might not be interested in.

Now don’t forget to head over to over to Facebook and Like & Follow me there!

p.s. I also apologize for any “test posts” my subscribers may have received. I’m working on being able to cross post between the various platforms so I hope it didn’t cause any inconvenience.

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My Bucket List

Well summer is winding down and with that will go the warmer weather and the increased daylight hours. A lot has happened these in first 9 months, not to mention getting married to my beautiful wife. But outside of that, other life curveballs basically shelled my event schedule before it even got started and have generally made it difficult just to get on the bike. I’ve actually done less miles this summer than I did in one month last year. In an effort to restart my motivation I decided to create this bucket list as a way to capture all the things I would like to do someday. There is no particular order to these, just what came into my mind first – some I had planned on doing this year and others that just look really cool although probably unrealistic logistically & financially. This will probably be a living list and maybe I’ll even make it a page on my site, I’m not sure. I have added some context to each as to why I’d like to ride them, many are for charities that have meaning to me. And please feel free to suggest your own stuff, I’m open to suggestions and if I think the ride/race/event is a good fit I may just add it!

  1. Miles for Megan
    • Benefits a foundation in memory of a hometown girl that passed away from Leukemia 2008.
  2. King Challenge
    • Benefits the Krempels Center who is dedicated to improving the lives of people living with brain injury from trauma, tumor or stroke.
  3. CT Challenge
    • Benefits the nonprofit organization, Mission, who is dedicated to helping the 15.5 million cancer survivors around the US.
  4. Phil’s Cookie Fondo
  5. Race CX again
    • Because I’m a masochist.
  6. Jamestown Classic
    • Homestate race that benefits the Jamestown Rotary Club which has supported a variety of causes over the years.
  7. Police Unity Tour
    • Benefits the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial & Museum.
  8. Colorado
    • I think every cyclist needs to ride in Colorado at least once.
  9. Ride all the Farm to Fork Fondo events
    • Bringing awareness and supporting to local farms and preserving open spaces.
  10. Ride any of The Col Collective climbs
    • Need to see the history and scenic beauty first hand to full appreciate.
  11. Ride & Run to Remember again (if they ever bring it back)
    • Benefits the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial & Museum.
  12. Ride in Walt Disney World
    • Not sure if this is even possible but as a Disneyholic I would love to be able to.
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