Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Afternoon Bike Ride
I had a dental appt today, so I had to leave work early. Upon getting home, I figured I would go for a ride and then do some work when I got back, so I took off on the Mt Carmel ride and felt really good... initially. But the wind was rough and took alot more out of me than I anticipated, dropping my avg speed down to 17 mph for the last few miles. However, it was still nice to get out for a bit. I did feel a bit of a twinge in my right knee towards the end, but it seemed to loosen up towards the end.
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!