In the past three days, the Mayo Clinic in Arizona transplanted three organs from donors. It has been four days since we left and a tremendous amount of support has continued. We have had a countless number of friends, family and strangers inform us that they have registered as organ donors which has been awesome. It is because of people like you that three individuals have been able to wake up and enjoy another day. While registering to be a donor may not seem like it makes a difference, it may mean the world to someone in the future. Down the road, someone is going to appreciate the fact that you let them have your tasty liver rather than put it in the ground.
Anyway…Today we rode from Heber to Show Low. We didn’t have a mountain to climb up which made the ride much more enjoyable. That and there was no rain. We made great time even with the nap we decided to have midday on the side of the road. We heard about a Patriot Walk going on within the town and thought it might be a good idea to go mingle with the Show Loc’s (that’s Show Low locals condensed) to see if anyone was interested in what we were doing. We talked to one of the organizers who seemed convinced that we were there to persuade her to be a cadaver. Despite my best efforts to inform her otherwise, she seemed convinced that organ donation was synonymous with black market body parts. Her ignorance was disappointing, however, it reaffirms the need for awareness. Ignorance like hers makes donor lists longer than they should be and time runs out for some. I tried my best to give her information about Donate Life and organ donation in general however, she still looked skeptical. So that was a bust…
Bonnie, a family friend (as well as a hot, young, single vixen), has been kind enough to host us tonight and even treated us to dinner. It is suppose to thunderstorm tomorrow but we are hoping to get lucky with the weather. If all goes well we will be in Springerville tomorrow and won’t have to worry about our host tempting us with her good looks and charm any longer.
Also, some bike porn for your viewing pleasure!
P.S. We have heard numerous people talk about how no one wants their “old” organs. People over the age of 50 comprise 60% of all transplants. Plenty of people want your “old” organs when you are done with them.
“Ob la di, ob la da”
- Some Hippies