Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Mountain biking at Rosaryville State Park
Got out after work for a later ride, finishing just as it was turning to dusk. Felt really well the whole time and am in love with the new loop I found that is filled with jumps, log crossings and some log bridges. Got in about 10.6 miles and finished averaging about 10 mph on the trails, which is pretty good considering the twists and turns and ups and downs. Really missed the mountain biking, glad to get back out there...
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!