Resurrecting Lives Foundation and PISANO Artistry launched Veterans Stand Together Across America (VSTAA), a Nationwide Suicide Prevention Campaign held at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum
on November 1st, 2023.
RLF and PISANO Artistry would like to take the time to THANK the amazing team from NVMM, the RLF team, volunteers, Bell Production,
and ALL in attendance.
This event was successful because of you.
Resurrecting Lives Foundation would like to THANK the Impact60 team of Bruce Daniels, organized by Lavona See and well-engineered by the Avalon Theater staff, for the amazing afternoon of Community and Connections during the viewing of BRAINSTORMS. Julie Pacino's written and directed film gives the audience an experiential viewpoint of what life is like for veterans recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries. Over 100 community members attended the event, which was all about "CONNECTIONS." Connecting our veterans to our community and to services within the community. USMC veteran, Cory Hixson, and local financial Advisor Edward James acted as emcees for the event, and informed the audience what life before, during, and after active military service encompasses. Chrisanne Gordon, MD, executive producer of the film, thanked the audience for their role in her TBI recovery decades ago and praised the community at Memorial Health and the Union County Mental Health and Recovery Board for their roles in providing care to our veterans. Lastly, Sharon Boehm of Boehm Motorsports, gave a passionate presentation about the employment of veterans and their strengths in the community the message that Mr. Daniels also echoed. The event was topped off by the founder of Impact60 and developer of the Avalon Theater, Bruce Daniels, whose passionate closing arguments were received and heeded by the crowd. Resurrecting Lives Foundation presented Mr. Daniels with a plaque honoring his years of Innovative and Patriotic Philanthropy in the Marysville Community.
Read the following write-up for an update on TEAM CHIVINGTON and their race in the World Ultra Cycling Championship.
TWO 60-YEAR-OLDS BEAT ALL THE
24-HOUR 2-PERSON TEAMS-12-24 Hour
World Time Trial Championships
Borrego Springs, California
November 3-5, 2023
There were some fast 2-person teams in the 24-hour portion at the 2023 edition of the 6-12-24 Hour World Time Trial Championships (WTTC). Surprisingly the fastest of all was the EY Legacy Builders in the men’s 60-69 age category. The team members Mark Gibson (a solo RAAM finisher in 2017) and Mark Skarpohl put in 469.2 miles (19.7 mph) over the 420 miles posted by 60-69 riders James McKee and Bob Brudvik of “Wolfbaby.”
EY Legacy Builder’s result is not bad for a team that was put together mere days before the race. Gibson had entered with another teammate who had to drop out at the last minute. He connected with Skarpohl via the RAAM Ultra-Cycling Forum, and the rest, as they say, is history. Once again our Forum helps racers in need. https://www.facebook.com/groups/523225327828742
The next fastest with 456 miles was Team Bottril from the UK. Peter Horton and Geffrey Moy in the men’s 40-49 age group.
The closest race of all was in the men’s 50-59 category where the 508ers (Chris Ragsdale & Jim Ryan)
and Semper Fi (Joe Lawhorn & Doug Chivington). The two teams were evenly matched--both had solo RAAM finishers (Lawhorn & Ragsdale) and in the end they tied on mileage with 446.4 miles, but the 508ers completed the distance 2 minutes and 45 seconds faster.
Sylvia Maas and Rachel Monderer of the women’s 2-person 60-69 team dubbed We Met in Texas won their division with 428.4 miles, with “Two Feisty Femmes” taking second with 342 miles.
Ethan Soch and Elisha Bilsborough Soch It To ‘em (USA) won the 24-hour 2P mixed team race with 410.4 miles (17.2 mph).
Another UK-based team, Evanspeed (David Evans & Hiroko Kobayashi) had a good day in the 2-person mixed age 60-69 division with 374.4 miles.
The “Speedy Bois” team of Adam Ashwill and Coren Hendricks got everyone’s attention early on. The sole male Under 20 team members set a fast pace and were the overall 24-hour leaders for over half the race until their effort fell apart. “We went out a little spicy,” Ashwill explained after the race. “We were on track for what we wanted to accomplish—which was to break 500 miles and beat all the other 2-person teams. Around hour 14 the cold took its toll, which took out Coren’s knees.” I went out and did one more pull while he was getting his knee recovered and I just totally detonated. We ended up calling it after 360 miles in 15 hours. I wish that we could have held it longer. But we’ll be back next year.”
More experienced onlookers noted that despite temperatures of below 50F, the youngsters were riding with uncovered knees. “Tights or leg warmers would have been good,” Ashwill admitted. “But I didn’t even bring ‘em. I was, ‘Ah, it’ll be alright.’” The two have already been chastised about their rookie mistake. “We were both on a junior development team and his dad was my coach,” Ashwill noted. “And yeah, we’ve already gotten an earful.”