Saturday, March 15, 2008
Exploring Southern MD on a time constraint!
I created my own route based on the pedaling to pisgah ride. Overall pretty fun ride, short on time since we are going to meet Joe and Brooke Corson in Baltimore for the day, so cut the 40 miler down to about 33. Felt strong until very end. I guess I am still getting used to the saddle, but of course the last 10 miles were into the wind, so I am sure that had something to do with the final struggle!
This year, like last year, I will be riding for Mary Payton's Miracle - My friend Steve Kogos from Trigators informed me that his friend Joe's daughter, Mary Payton, was diagnosed a number of years back with Late Infantile Batten Disease. This is a disease with no cure, however, there are special experimental (and extremely expensive) treatments which have shown some significant signs of success! In order to assist with the costly treatments and research, Mary Payton's Miracle was created to raise money to find a cure, hopefully in time to save little Mary Payton as well as the many others affected by this terrible disease!