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Chuck Offenburger

Chuck Offenburger is one of my favorite RAGBRAI riders, newspaper columnists and a real champion of bicycling here in Iowa.  As many of us know Chuck is locked in a struggle with cancer…yeah the big C that has taken so many.   While battling cancer with one hand he has, with the other hand, written an outstanding commentary on the baseball career of Bob Feller.  Bob  Feller, the Iowa farm boy who went directly from high school to pitch in the big show, quite a story.

RIDE RIGHT and keep fighting Chuck

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jwsknk, March 4, 2011 at 9:13 am

update from Chuck:

Chuck says:

February was a dream month for us – not a single doctor’s appointment for either Carla or me. It was the first time we’ve gone a month without an appointment since we got started in this cancer battle in July, 2009.

And now March has started even better. On March 1 at McFarland Clinic in Ames, I had a full-body PET-CT scan as a follow-up, 30 days after completing “preventative” radiation and 3-plus months after my stem cells transplant. After a couple hours of nervous waiting, radiation oncologist Dr. Joe Rhoades and then oncologist Dr. Michael Guffy individually told us that there’s no sign of any cancer…


“Bicycle Bill”, March 4, 2011 at 11:18 am

ALL RIGHT!!!  Way to go, Chuck!!!
Hang tough out there, big fella.  We’re all pulling for you.



FarleyBob, March 4, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Great News for Chuck!!


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