Diana Segur's grandson, Duncan, has long been friends with Jake Musgrave, a fellow graduate of Argyle Secondary. Now Duncan is providing more than just companionship to Jake - he is a drive-along supporter of Jake's cross-country cycling trip that is raising funds for leukemia and the Canadian COVID-19 Relief Fund.
Jake lost his dad, Randy, to leukemia when Jake was just eight years old. He is tackling "Randy's Ride" as a tribute to his father, but with a twist - Jake will be wearing a mask the whole way. He figures that if he can bicycle across Canada wearing a mask, then the rest of us can wear one to get our shopping done or when we are in other public spaces.
The team left Horseshoe Bay on Friday, August 28, having been offered blessings and good wishes from St. Clement's the day before, along with the promise that we will continue to pray for their safe travels and success in their mission.
Jake hopes to reach Halifax by the end of September (!) You can follow his progress on @_randysride on Instagram - here's a glimpse of the most recent post:
DAY 5 - Massive day for Jake! He left Salmo in the early morning and gained 2300m elevation and biked just over 192km over the course the day. Unfortunately he popped 2 tires in the span of 10 minutes, but he had the support crew to help him, and kept on trucking until he reached his final destination of Cranbrook
This will be the trip of a lifetime for Diana's grandson, and an amazing accomplishment for all of them. You can read more about the trip in this North Shore News story, which includes links to the online fundraiser.
Photos: Jake alone, and with his support crew. Duncan Segurs is on the far right.