Sunday, July 19, 2009
Time Trial Attempt
With Betsy not feeling well, I decided that my bike ride (originally scheduled for about 40 miles) had to be shortened. Needing to get in a good ride anyway, I decided to hop out for time trial. For this I started off doing a 7.8 mile warmup down Farmington and back Accokeek. Once back on to Livingston, I hit the hammer down and started the TT. I was attempting to keep a 21 mph pace, but the winds were a bit stronger than anticipated, so I only managed 20.7 mph. I felt pretty good, but got a flat on the way to Indian Head and after fixing that, got a leak around the same place on the way back. But otherwise, things went pretty well and I was quite happy with the effort, using the final 2 miles on Livingston as a cool down stretch. Hopefully Betsy will be felling better soon...
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!