Friday, August 22, 2008
Mountain biking at Rosaryville State Park. Got started doing the typical loop, but decided to do an extra little loop within the park that I had never done before. Really technical, but so much fun, with a couple jumps, lots of log crossings, log paths and such. Was a lot of fun! Can't believe I have never found that section before! Anyway finished off with 12.5 miles, and felt pretty strong during the ride. Going for my long run tomorrow, so didn't want to push too hard, but still got in a great ride. Kept an avg cadence of 80 as well...
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!