Saturday, June 7, 2008
Patuxent River Rural Legacy Metric Century. Skipped the first aid station (at mile 8!!! Who needs a rest stop after 8 miles???) so we ended up getting in 53 miles. Road with Kevin (Air Force Investigator) and Nancy (member Team USA Triathlon) from Oxon Hill bike club. Maintained a pretty nice pace most of the way. Fairly flat ride, but there were a couple good hills. Felt strong the whole way with the exception of my bum right shoulder. Needed to bring some pain meds and forget with me being late to arrive for the ride. Got really lucky with the weather, got started a bit before 8 with overcast skies, fog and temps in the 70's, when we finished it was in the 90's with ridiculous humidity! However, the former lasted for the majority of the ride so I am not complaining! Overall another great ride by Oxon Hill Bike Club.
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!