Saturday, May 22, 2010
Biking with Cole!
Wow, I forgot what a difference that bike trailer makes in the effort level required! We started off at the Pavilion (where our race will start) and took the Indian Head Rail Trail all the way to the end in White Plains. Great ride and lots of fun. Cole and I sung some songs, stopped a couple times for pee pee breaks, waved hi hi to all the people we passed and just generally had a great time together! Funny, but I forgot to pump up the tires on the bike trailer so it led to some really tough riding until I realized and pumped the tires up! Of course once I did that my avg jumped from 15 mph or so to 17.5 mph! EIther way it was a great ride and we got to stop by one of our sponsors, Up the Creek Rentals right after too! Beautiful site!
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!