Back home from Texas

The BP MS150 ended Sunday, April 21st in grand fashion.  Mark, Courtney & I decided to ride across the finish line separately.  Purely for photographic reasons.  Although I trained more for this event than in the past, you can’t train for windy conditions; and that’s what made this ride more difficult.  We rode most of Saturday in a 15-25 mile per hour head and crosswinds. But we kept pedaling through it because of why we were riding.  Also, this year I met a man with MS named James Sweat. He was at the rider check-in in Houston where we spoke for a few minutes. He signed a bandana for me and I wore it attached to my helmet all weekend as a reminder of who we are riding for. It wasn’t about how much discomfort we were in; this ride was for James, who sits in his wheelchair all day – every day. We rode for everyone who’s been living with MS. I also rode for each of you who may know someone who has been diagnosed.

I cannot begin to tell you all how thankful I am for all of the encouragement and support that y’all have shown this past weekend, and in the weeks prior.  Of course, the donations to the MS cause were also greatly appreciated.
If you have donated, I thank you so much. If you can donate, please do by clicking this link.  The National MS Society will continue to accept donations for this year’s ride until June 30.  Your support and continued encouragement made this, again, a ride to remember.  And if I did not mention it, I will be riding again in 2013.