Sunday, April 26, 2009
Morning bike ride.
After Dad and the boys left for Massachusetts, Betsy and I relaxed for a bit before we finally got motivated and Betsy took Cole for a run, while I head out for a short bike ride. I was tired of doing the Indian Head route, and really wanted to get in some hills so I decided to do my old bumpy oak route, cutting out the additional 7 miles on Turkey Hill and Mitchell. Felt pretty good, despite the heat where it was in the 80's. Kept about 18.1 mph and finished in 1:09.
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!