There’s a few changes this year for The Mother Road Ride. The first change that I’ll mention is that I’m no longer flying solo – not that I did last year either. Last year though I wasn’t part of the team, I still road the entire first day with Team Superior’s Mike, TJ, and a few others early on. But this year, it’s official – I’m now part of Team Superior. They’re a great group of riders with various levels of experience from beginners to seasoned vets. From kick-back joy riders to high-paced leg-breakers. I’m proud to join them in this and other endeavours (including the upcoming Tulsa Tough). Continue reading 2011 Bike MS – Early Prep
The Flower Power Ride out in Muskogee, OK was supposed to be my first century. Turns out, that was not gonna happen.
I had been watching the weather all week. The more I watched it, the worse it seemed to get. It was like seeing a woman across a bar – the closer you get, the worse she looks. By the night before, chance of thunderstorms was up to 70%, and winds were looking to be about 12mph out of the NE. Temperatures had dropped too, so that by the time we would be starting it’d be mid-50’s at best.
But, I was determined. Not bright, but determined. I packed up everything I needed the night before, including extra food in case I got back late from the ride and they closed up support. The ride started at 9am, and they would be wrapping up support between 3-4pm. That means on a 100 mile ride, to get back by 3:30pm, you’d need to set a 16.5mph pace (given only 30 minutes total rest time with 6 hours of riding). That was my goal. Continue reading 4/23: The Non-Century Ride
We did it! About 750 riders made the trek from Tulsa to Oklahoma city. It’s hard to know where to begin this post – partly because there’s so much that happened, and partly because my brain is still a little fried from two days of riding. But I guess I’ll begin by saying thanks to all those that supported me and the cause, and to all those wonderful riders and volunteers who had the same goal this weekend – to fight MS! Continue reading 9/25-26: The Mother Road Ride!