Friday, June 6, 2008
Short ride before Metric Century Ride tomorrow
Out riding the night before the Patuxent River Rural Legacy Ride which is a Metric Century in Southern Maryland. Wanted to get loose and get in a decent workout, but nothing too hard. Did the Indian Head out and back loop, but added in Strauss Rd and then passed my house to include Farmington. Once on Farmington, I took two roads off to the right with some pretty steep hills (>20% grade at points). then took 210 back home. Good ride overall, looking forward to the ride tomorrow. Will be riding with a few other team members from the 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!