Friday, April 25, 2008
Bumpy Rose on Mt Carmel...
Riding Mt Carmel route with the Rose Hill edition. Thats three hills with > 10% (12 and 11%) grade and two more at 9%. Felt fairly decent most of the way, but started getting really sore in my lower back and hip flexors. Need to work to stretch those out as they REALLY killed my ability on the return. Overall it was a decent ride for a Friday afternoon in the warm sun! Now off to Mike P and Rachel's for a burger and a couple beers!
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!