I rode 25 miles and didn’t die!
As some of you know, because I emailed you and asked you to donate to the American Diabetes Association for my ride in the Napa Tour de Cure. My friend, Mark, had organized a team, and because I had the same kind of bike as he has he asked me if I’d like to join in. He promised the ride would be pretty and flat.
My friends totally came thru and donate a bunch more money than I even expected, and I’m both proud and extremely humbled by the generosity of people I know.
The bike ride itself was up in Yountville, CA, just north of Napa, on the morning of May 5th. Loretta’s sister Maureen went up with me and also did the ride. We went up the night before because we needed to be at the start between 9am and 10am, and actually got onto the road about 9:45am, and rolled back over the finish line about 2 hours later, just before noon. I was a bit tired, and my feet were a bit tingly, but nowhere near as worn out as I’d expected. It was, as promised, mostly flat and quite pretty. Much of the ride was on nearly deserted roads, with only a few mile segment on a pretty busy highway.
I taped a short movie at the start of the ride, so you can see me in all my glory, and I also taped about the last 15 minutes of the ride because I wanted to show what it was like. Sadly, the camera does jerk around a fair amount because of the bumpiness of the road.