LIOTR Stage 1 Overview
June 17, 2013. Stage 1 departs Seaside, OR and meanders on to Portland via Astoria and the Helvetia and Scappoose highways. As we leave the coast we’ll encounter 80+ miles of beautiful rolling woodland hills that eventually lead to downtown Portland. After a brief coffee stop at Rapha HQ, we travel through eastern Portland and begin the long ascent to Government Camp, OR. We’ll stay there at the base of Mt Hood and rest up for another day of climbing.
Stage 1 Dedications
Jim Sunderland got to know Leave It On The Road through our social media outreach. He was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer in March of 2011 at the age of 46, despite having no risk factors or family history. He pursued an aggressive treatment plan, and at the end of 10 months of treatment was disease free. The long-term chemo took a tool on his body, but he was back on his bike in January 2012. A routine scan in February 2013 found two very small and slow growing tumors in his right lung. They were removed in April and confirmed to be mets of the original colon cancer. Jim started chemo in May and will end in August. He looks forward to being back on the bike and hopefully racing cyclocross again in the fall. Every bike ride he has done since his diagnosis he views as a celebration of life and sticking his thumb in cancer’s eye.
Amy Melinda Ogmundson, age 26, died Feb. 6th, 2013 after an 8-year long fight with Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare bone cancer. Her bout with cancer began just after graduating high school at age 18. Amy was a gifted musician and athlete, and had a great love for children and all of God’s creatures. She had a beautiful singing voice and sang for many events that were benefits for Children’s Regional Medical Center in Seattle, where she received treatment.