Wednesday, March 12, 2008
New Saddle makes a huge difference!
Got home in time to go for a ride after work. Beautiful weather, mid 50's and sunny. Good ride, just missed passing 19mph for the whole ride, despite winds from the NW at 13 mph with high gusts >20mph (which killed me on the back stretch!). Felt stronger than I expected and first ride with the new saddle! Felt pretty good, although it will take some getting used too! My boys thanked me profusely for the change!
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!