Saturday, June 14, 2008
Trail Riding in DC
Riding a route starting from Belle Haven on the Mt Vernon trail after going to the Alexandria Farmer's Market this morning. Took off going north, through Old Town and Alexandria then hopping over the Key Bridge in Georgetown to then get onto the Capital Crescent Trail heading north as far as Bethesda, MD. Then turned around keeping on the Crescent trail until getting back to Georgetown where I hopped on the Rock Creek Trail down to the Lincoln Monument, over the Memorial Bridge and then back onto the Mt Vernon Trail until I got to Elana's House where Betsy was swimming, so I hopped in for a post ride swim! Good ride overall, but my speed was limited due to the innumerable people, most of whom couldn't figure out that you keep to the right and not the center of the trail.
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!