Saturday, May 24, 2008
Beautiful Day, Wonderful Ride... These are the days when its easy!
Going for a longer ride. It was just such a beautiful afternoon, hi 60's, light breeze, isolated white puffy clouds! Who could ask for a better afternoon to go riding? Well I sure couldn't, so I kept riding, and riding and well riding... 57 miles overall. Started off quite strong, keeping an easy pace of 19-20mph, but had a bit of tightness in my lower back toward the end, which slowed me down some. There were a couple really good hills, including one hitting over 20% grade, but overall it was a fairly rolling course. Essentially rode out and around the entire Southern Maryland Peninsula! Check out the map!
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!