Sunday, August 2, 2009
Got out for a quick afternoon ride to Indian Head while Cole was napping. I went out with the idea of just taking it easy, but felt really strong and couldn't help but push. Next thing I knew I was getting to Indian Head averaging about 20.5 mph and turning around to come back. I did drop off a bit, but still finished with a 20.2 mph average. It was extremely hot and humid, but it still felt good when I was riding, one more reason to love the bike.
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!