Sunday, August 23, 2009
Sunday Ride with Dana!
Went out and did the Mt Carmel ride with Dana! Got going pretty well, keeping a >19 mph avg for most of the ride, but just before the hill on Bumpy Oak, Dana started having some issues with dehydration making the last 10 miles rather rough on him. There is nothing worse than bonking on a ride. Anyway, we still had a great ride and it was great to get back out with him, it had been a long time! Got back, had some grilled cheeses, some gatorade and the a beer before heading over to a friends for a cookout.
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!