Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Morning Mountain Biking with Alex at Rosaryville
Got going early, although I arrived a bit late so we only started at 6:30am. Felt quite stiff and tired, been pushing it the last few days, so tomorrow needs to be an easy ride with Joe at Cedarville. Alex took off quite strong, but he quickly started feeling a bit crappy, so we pulled it in a bit and just kept it going at an easier pace. Finished with a respectable 9.3 mph and I was much more confident on the technical sections, so that made me quite happy. Looking forward to next time!
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!