Friday, August 28, 2009
2nd Morning Ride with Betsy in three days?!
Well Karen stayed an extra day, so after taking the day off yesterday (and thoroughly pigging out at all you can eat chinese) we got up this morning for another 20 mile ride. The wind was better today, but the weather was pretty much crap. It was relatively decent temp wise, about mid 70's, but it was misty/drizzly and overcast and just plain ugly. Being a bit short on time, we decided to do the same route as last time, although this time we cut off of 225 on the Indian Head Trail and took 210 all the way back. It was a decent ride, especially considering what I wanted to get out of it, but on the return up 210 I ended with a flat. It was a nice touch after the horrid day I had yesterday! Anyway, with self sealing tubes on my bike, I pulled out the offending piece of wire and used a CO2 cartridge to pump it back up, then had once more after that for good measure... so much for the self-sealing business. Anyway, that did wonders for slowing down our pace and then dropped our pace down to 18.3 mph. UGH... oh well, still good to get out.
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!