Saturday, February 20, 2010

And so it begins!

Welcome to The Cycling Semicolons’ blog! From March 20 – mid May, we will be pedaling across the southern tier of the United States for Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, colorectal cancer, and ostomy awareness. This is day 1 of the blogging, though it’s not day 1 of the journey. The journey started months ago.

We are The Cycling Semicolons – Todd Colitti and Jay Pacitti. Why Cycling Semicolons, you ask? As we began our planning discussions, we tried to brainstorm some names, either for our ride or for ourselves. Todd really liked the idea that we are both “Semicolons” - - he has had part of his colon removed, and Jay has had part of his colon as well as part of his small intestine resected. Jay, being all about the alliteration, thought that “Cycling” in front of semicolons was aptly descriptive, and so the name was born.