Monday, May 25, 2009
Cole naptime ride!
Well we bit the bullet and after heading over to our friend's Tracy and Joe's for a cookout and bonfire, we gave in and decided to try and campout in their yard to see how Cole would handle it. We brought the pack n' play to aid the cause, not to mention his lion and glo-worm, but around 1:30AM, we had dealt with three wakeups, with the last involving and jumping and crying boy, we gave in and drove home. Good thing as neither Betsy or I were sleeping well and getting home allowed us to get some good quality sleep. Still overtired, but it was a huge help. So after waking up, getting the boy to nap, I drove back to take down the tent. After finishing, I finally got my motivation back and despite being tired got out for a nice 22 mile ride! Went on a route that I had previously ridden many times, but had some pretty terrible conditioned roads, only to find that some of the roads were completely resurfaced, making it a quite enjoyable and fast ride. Had some steep little hills but had a great ride, falling just short of averaging 20 mph over the ride!!!
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!