64 x Love

From Fernando Sendao

"64" is an initiative benefiting victims of guns violence and breast cancer patients through the Christina Grimmie Foundation, and animals at the Ottawa Humane Society, with 64 hours of cycling awareness.

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Update #11

4 months ago

Christina was a generational role model. It was a humbling experience to contribute to her legacy, while benefiting the causes that her Foundation seeks to support; may her energy continue to inspire and improve others to do the same in their own different way. This officially concludes "64", and I'm a better person for it. And fitter lol. Peace out......
"On Saturday, 16 June 2018 your donation to the Christina Grimmie Foundation was made successfully.
"Thank you very much for your gift! Because of your generosity, the Christina Grimmie Foundation is equipped to be on the front lines, supporting families impacted by gun violence or a breast cancer diagnosis. We stand firm in our commitment to get support directly to these families in their time of need. Your support is already making a difference. Thank you for being part of this journey!
Your donation amount was USD $460.00"

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"64" is a 64 hour cycling crusade in Gatineau Park, Quebec, on the outskirts of Ottawa, Canada, from May 27th - June 10th. Your donation perpetuates the legacy, music and spirit of a young lady that's inspired and influenced people all over. Find out more at the links below.

https://cyclingvagabond.wordpress.com/2018/05/15/appeal/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2I7gSerX2uw

https://cyclingvagabond.wordpress.com/2018/03/12/64x/

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Fernando Sendao posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #11

Christina was a generational role model. It was a humbling experience to contribute to her legacy, while benefiting the causes that her Foundation seeks to support; may her energy continue to inspire and improve others to do the same in their own different way. This officially concludes "64", and I'm a better person for it. And fitter lol. Peace out......
"On Saturday, 16 June 2018 your donation to the Christina Grimmie Foundation was made successfully.
"Thank you very much for your gift! Because of your generosity, the Christina Grimmie Foundation is equipped to be on the front lines, supporting families impacted by gun violence or a breast cancer diagnosis. We stand firm in our commitment to get support directly to these families in their time of need. Your support is already making a difference. Thank you for being part of this journey!
Your donation amount was USD $460.00"

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Fernando Sendao posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #10

Today, because of your thoughtfulness and and generosity, I remitted, minus some fees, $577 to the Ottawa Humane Society on behalf of Christina's legacy and connection to the Society. It's a chain reaction with a ripple affect, and on Saturday, I'll be remitting the balance to the Christina Grimmie Foundation. It''s been an unforgettable experience in many ways; thank you to those who've been behind it with moral and financial support. It's was never about money, but a little difference, added up many times, becomes a big one in the end. For me, this result is just the beginning of another chapter in the book of enrichment......

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Fernando Sendao posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #9

Through posts and pictures, I hope to have enlightened and shared some of the energy and underlying themes of "64". We all could use a little more trust and faith in each other every day. It's a messed up world at times - but there's also immense beauty in it. It's like a seed; nurtured, it's developed, eventually blossoming into a gorgeous flower. You can plant respect, acceptance and perspective. If a young lady of 22 years of age can inspire something like “64”, and reach a few million other people, certainly, a 57 y/o guy can pedal a few km and reach a dozen people. I'm almost there. Even though the riding ends today, the campaign ends Friday, when the monies are remitted. It's not difficult being generous; I've tried it - and I am here today as living proof to tell you it's painless and didn't hurt! It's been an amazing journey - thank you to those that have been on it with me. There's many more km ahead on the road to zen – or about 30 km to the espresso bar by the Atlantic -)

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Fernando Sendao posted a new update:
4 months ago

Update #8

Family, support, and affection are prevailing themes of "64", and I couldn't be any luckier then of having the most awesome sister ever. It was a pleasure to lead and share your achievement of looping the Champlain Lookout - you're a trooper and a winner!

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Fernando Sendao posted a new update:
5 months ago

Update #7

$24! That's all it'll take for "64" to reach $1000. I'm going to keep riding 100+ km each day; this is my odometer as of Sunday June 2nd. Wow! Yeah - my tail is sore - but no excuses! There's a week left in my personal crusade; $24, $48, $64, they're just #'s that can be difference makers - just like you can be - cheers!

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Fernando Sendao posted a new update:
5 months ago

Update #6

If you enjoy puzzles and brain teasers, then you might enjoy looking for the “sequential 6”. Just like the urban legend of secret messages found by playing a vinyl record backwards, (Pink Floyd: “The Wall”; 8th track - “Empty spaces”), I placed subliminal references inferring "64", when I edited "64 x Love". If you think you've found them or figured it out, you can email or sms your guess for a yay or nay reply. Here's the link to the story again;

https://cyclingvagabond.wordpress.com/2018/03/12/64x/

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Fernando Sendao posted a new update:
5 months ago

Update #5

I wanted to ride well, and be in the moment - "mindful", so to speak. The distance could have been more - but it's the quality that mattered today, and sets the tone for the rest of the experience.

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Fernando Sendao posted a new update:
5 months ago

Update #4

On the eve of the 1st of 64 hours in the Gatineau hills, I ask myself; what “value” has money? Other then the necessity of food and shelter, it's a measure of the “worth” of assets; a currency mechanism that facilitates the exchange of goods and services; a social gauge of comparison that judges your level of “success”, accumulated into power and control, that either destroys, or builds. What it can't buy; health, family, memories, experiences, friendship, affection, respect, fulfillment, peace, beliefs; a range of emotions and feelings - and time. For the price of $64, I can afford to give back a little of my “fortune”. All it costs is energy, and a few hours and dollars. With minimum wage at $15/hr, that's about a half day. And that's just the point; it easier to enrich others, then yourself......

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Fernando Sendao posted a new update:
5 months ago

Update #3

Dear followers, and potential supporters; to those that have tried making a donation, and were frustrated with the postal code error message, please be advised that you need to enter your postal code in the credit card section as well, after you have entered your 3 digit CVC # - thank you for your patience and understanding.

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Fernando Sendao posted a new update:
5 months ago

Update #2

The bike is tuned, and ready for some serious km! Take a guess at my kilometer total on the morning of June 11th (64 hours + training/prep). Correct, or closest to, will have a unique reward offered. Required information will be; name, occupation, city, state/province, age (yes - if you're a woman - you may lie, I won't tell) and fave Christina song. Leave your guess in the comments section, the other information isn't necessary now; no donation necessary.....

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Fernando Sendao posted a new update:
5 months ago

Update #1

Packed - excited, in shape, and mentally ready to fly to Ottawa and ride my 64 hours unbridled and with energy. Distance target; 1218 km, the same at the jersey # in the 2017 Geres Granfondo; also looking forward to seeing some familiar faces and places, and news ones as well!

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