Monday, May 31, 2010
Biking with the little man!
Got up kind of early... well slept in until 6:45, and after some breakfast and a cup of coffee, got everything in the car and took off to the Indian Head Rail Trail with the little dude. We got going and I quickly noticed that Cole was in direct sun and probably would be the entire trip out (13 miles). Anyway, we ended up having to take a short trip off the trail to the local country store to get some sunscreen for him. But even with the hill, it wasn't too bad of an offcut, especially since it made sure Cole wouldn't get a sunburn. We continued on the rest of the trail and had a great ride, with Cole spending his time saying "go dada goooo dada" and "Yea Dada" when he wasn't playing music on his electronic piano. Stopped a couple times to give him some sports beans and water or for a quick peepee. Had a rough last mile or so, but otherwise had a really great ride.
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!