Thursday, May 22, 2008
Great ride, almost 20mph over 28 miles...
Going for the Mt. Carmel ride before Karen (mother-in-law) arrived. Really felt good getting started and lasted through until hit the head wind on the way home. Kept strong most of the way but died out a bit towards the end. Still set a PR for the course by over a min. Avg cad 88. Burned 1825 calories! Appears the change in bike fit really helped.
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!