Monthly Archives: September 2013

From the time we arrived at the airport to catch the shuttle I could tell there was something different. You could feel the energy and excitement in the air. On the bus traveling to the first camp I was a … Continue reading


Waking up at home today I realize I’m still experiencing an euphoric high.  I am so glad my DaVita Home Hemo team encouraged me to ride this year.  Each day was a new challenge, a chance to set and meet … Continue reading


On our last day at one of our turns we stopped to enjoy the Dairy Cows and pet them.  This one actually tried to kiss my teammate Sandra Boyd from Davita Labs.  Both of us are first time riders and … Continue reading


As a cancer survivor I started my journey in February trying to find some kind of low impact exercise to help with fatigue from my Chemo Medicine. I found Spin Class. Then I found out about Tour DaVita and signed … Continue reading


This by far was my best day… Today I learned about the Spirit of the Ride. I rode 51.2 miles today and I couldn’t have done without the help of a lady named Myra; she matched mile for mile and … Continue reading


#TourDaVita Today started with breakfast, route rap, and call to the bikes for a mass start. Our first stop today was a visit to the Fountain Inn Dialysis Center a short 1 1/2 miles from camp. We had a tour … Continue reading


Hello everyone and Happy Tuesday. Today is the final day of Tour DaVita….62 miles to complete 220 miles.  I cannot believe I am getting ready to get on the bike for a 3rd day in a row. You are probably … Continue reading


220 miles. I can’t believe it. Looking back on those long roads, the sweltering heat and humidity of Monday, the hills that seemed to never end, it’s hard to make sense of what we all accomplished. And it’s amazing what some … Continue reading


My name is Andrew Dire, and I represent Odyssey Relocation Management, a VSP of DaVita. Our job is to help move teammates to where they need to go: an FA moving to Dallas to help open a new clinic, a … Continue reading


Dear TDblog readers. My apologies. I missed a day and could give you tons of plausible and mostly true excuses (chased by two dogs, teammate got hurt, borderline heatstroke) but in all honestly I was just plumb tuckered out. Yesterday … Continue reading