Saturday, March 1, 2008
Mountain biking at Ft. Dupont
Finally a nice day, a bit windy, but nice. It was in the 50's and sunny, so got together with the guy who started the local DC area Trips For Kids group and went to Fort DuPont National Park to go for a ride. Its a great, relatively unknown park with open trails and lots of climbs and decents, a few log passes. Had a good time hitting the trails for the first time since early January. Got in 8.4 miles and burned just under a 1000 calories. Great trail, great scenery and great company, all the components of a great ride!
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!