|Rolling through Fayetteville; grateful for all these awesome supporters!|
It's been an amazing experience, albeit a wild ride, and we are so very happy to have had the opportunity. Saturday was a brutal ride; 67 miles with gusty headwinds. But yesterday was a gift of a day! It was cool and sunny and just a little bit breezy, which translated to perfect riding weather.
It was an amazing weekend full of inspirational moments. Being in a sea of 13,000 riders who have all raised hundreds and thousands of dollars (each!) for a wonderful cause... As we came across the finish line in Austin yesterday, I found myself getting misty-eyed.
What an experience, and what a way to celebrate Earth Day! Riding home on my bicycle 66 miles from LaGrange! And deciding to continue part of my training—commuting by bike to work a few days each week, riding the bus the other days. Sustainable changes all around.
*What happened to those extra 19 miles that would've made it a full MS150? Saturday's winds were so brutal that we started in Waller instead of Katy, trimming off a little more than an hour of riding. To compare routes: Saturday was 67 miles long and took us almost 5 hours of riding time. Sunday's was more up-hill, but even at 66 miles long we only spent 3 hours and 38 minutes riding. What a difference the wind makes!