- Derrick Shirley
- July 11, 2013 - 08:31
It was a surreal experience and I have many Newfoundlanders to thank for helping me make it across the island. The kindness I was shown by businesses and organizations like Hotel Port Aux Basque, Aunty M's B & B in Deer Lake, and the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Police was nothing short of spectacular. But it was the people I met that really made this trip a life changing experience. Those that helped me on the road when I was broken down, those that put me up like Grace and Ron at the 410 Roadhouse, Danny and Charlene Rose at Clover Farms in Appleton, Melanie Sparkes and family in Clarenville, when wind and rain made road (and biking) conditions hazardous . And then there were the Sullivan's; Elizabeth, the mother and her two daughter's, Nikki and Cindy. They arranged for all of the media coverage, a 3-night stay at the Monastery Suite and Spa, a courtesy car from Cabot Ford for us to get around St. Johns, and a great night of hilarious entertainment at the Spirit of Newfoundland Dinner Theater. While the weather may be unpredictable, Newfoundlander hospitality is not. And yes, Doug, this is he. I've always loved the Rock, I just never thought I would return via bicycle! To follow our progress for our cross country, tandem bike ride for youth at risk project, visit IT2Institute.com. Thank you!
- Jackie Fleming
- July 04, 2013 - 09:47
It was great seeing the pictures of you finishing your ride up signal hill. It is a tuff hill to go up especially on a bike but you did it and you should be proud of it. I hope you and Leanne enjoys your stay in Newfoundland because it is a beautiful place. Be safe throughout the rest of your journey and good luck :)
- July 03, 2013 - 21:57
Is this the same Derek Shirley who brielfy played with MUN during the early 1990's?