Tonight, I’ll hand the blog over to an old friend of mine, the very unique, larger than life Serge. He runs a LinkedIn group with 28,000 subscribers. Earlier today, he sent the following message to this group on one of the very rare occasions (the first, in my memory) when he used the group to call for support of a great cause.


Announcement in Localization Professional Group (28,000 members)

Localization Professional

from Localization Professional: The AN SAOL charity bike ride: Long Beach to Napa (October 3 – 16, 2016)


Serge Gladkoff, Logrus

Dear fellow Localization Professionals,

Let me tell you about one charity event – a bike ride through California to raise money for a center in Dublin, Ireland to support victims of sABI (severe acquired brain injury).

Those “veterans” amongst you may know Reinhard Schaler personally. Some of you may know the terrible accident that happened to his son, Pádraig. It is for people like him that Chris Pyne from SAP is doing this.

The 1000km route will take the ride from Long Beach via Hollywood along the pacific coast eventually to Palo Alto, San Francisco and finally, Napa. The organizers are already experiencing tremendous support from the media in Ireland and from business people and charitable clubs along the route (such as Rotary). When the ride gets close to Palo Alto, they will be joined by special guest riders from SAP and other IT companies in the valley for a day or so.

The Facebook blog on this is

The Web site of AN SAOL project is:

Please feel free to pass this message on to anyone to raise awareness about this event.

In case you want to contribute to the hospital project the link is here, and it can be found also on the AN SAOL Web site:

Noble people, noble goal, noble project – this is something worthy to support in any way you can.