A special post to Vic Albiero who died over the weekend. What many don’t know is Vic was one of the driving forces behind the recent Ride 2 Remember bicycle tour in Alaska.
About a year before the tour, while it was still in the planning phase, I stopped by Vic’s apartment at Cedar Ridge to consult him about how to start a 501c3 non-profit organization and strategies to rally corporate support for a tour I was thinking about.
Vic did the fatherly thing, he reached in his back pocket for his wallet. That was NOT what I was after.
We had a good conversation, Vic just kept telling me to trust my judgement and move forward. A couple days later I got a hand-written letter in the mail from Vic and it contained a $100 donation to start my ride.
Vic had trust, faith, confidence and a go-getter spirit! I feel privileged he passed that along to me and gave me the push I needed to get moving on a ride that taught me to use my skills to help others through hard work, humor, and dedication.