Thank you to all who supported the Tour de Cure by donating to the cause. The team I rode with, Team University of Phoenix, raised $2,170.
The team I celebrated with during the lunch party, Team Sugar Daddies, raised $1,020. In total the American Diabetes Association raised close to $300,000!
It was a great day to ride on Saturday. I rode out in front in the lead pack for the first 10 miles or so, then I got dropped like Jan Ullrich on the first real incline of the day. No matter, I found my pace and kept on rolling.
My UOP teammate Jeremy caught me before the turnaround up north and we stayed together the rest of the day. Even though Jeremy could have gone faster, he hung with me and pulled me the last 10 miles when I was starting to fade…Thanks Jeremy! You are a true teammate!
I was hoping to catch the Sugar Daddies on the last leg of their 34 miler, but missed them by about 15 minutes. This was my first big group ride and it was really cool. What made it really awesome was riding for a cause and seeing all the red riders out there hammering!
Serious props to all the Red Riders, they were truly inspiring. And I must shout out to Justin, the mountain biker that rode the full 60 on his on his singlespeed 29er. He seriously rocked!
Last but not least, THANK YOU to all the volunteers, (especially those at the aid stations :D ) for keeping us well fed, hydrated, and motivated. The real delighter came when the volunteers offered to hold our bikes as we scarfed PB&Js, orange wedges, CLIF Bars, CLIF Shots and Gatorade. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Next year, I ride with the Sugar Daddies…and we’ll see if we can get the Sugar Mommies to ride too!