You Are Why We Ride

I am riding in my first ADA Tour de Cure tomorrow, and I have to admit that I’m pretty excited.

I can’t say enough about how thankful I am to Auntly H for spearheading this, and for getting me back on my bike after 10+ years.  I have had so much fun riding so far, and am really looking forward to the ride tomorrow.  But the riding does not stop tomorrow, and for that I owe Auntly H much more.

I have to admit that I am feeling a lot of emotions tonight.  I’m a bit anxious and nervous.  I am excited and tired.  I am full of thanks and appreciation.  I need to go to sleep and rest up for an early departure tomorrow.

I have a lot I want to talk about regarding this ride, but I just don’t have the time I need tonight.  I will be writing in my head as I’m pedaling around 28 miles of the metro area, and promise to write it all down “quick fast in a hurry” once I can comfortably sit down again…

Seriously though – you see all the “X’s” in that jersey size?  Still doesn’t fit.  That, my friends, is a(nother) sign that things need to change for me.  I’m going to bike my way into a comfortable fit for next year’s ride.

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19 thoughts on “You Are Why We Ride

  1. It is every year on my birthday (weekend) and I never go for a ride! Maybe I’ll ride with you next year. My bike has been stolen thrice so I don’t have one except a stationary one, but y’know…one step at a time!

  2. What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger! And, I see that you posted 28 miles into the DD Challenge (thank you!) so I am hoping that it has made you stonger!
    Since the post for 28 miles was there, I can only assume that it didn’t kill you… I really hope that’s a good assumption 🙂

  3. Scott, I”m glad that you’ve found someone to inspire you. Now you may be that person to another. Hope that the ride went well and that you are on your way to minimizing some of those X’s.

  4. I am so happy I stumbled onto a way to help you get back to exercise. You make a great biking buddy and a rockin’ Pancremaniac! So glad to have you on the team.

  5. Get some GU for carbs on the ride works like a charm. I rode the Boston TDC 2 weeks ago 63 miles lots of fun in the hills of Gloucester. 4.5 hours and 13.7 MPH avg.

  6. You can do, Scott!
    Can I have your 28 miles for the DD Challenge to Moscow? We are almost there! We might be on on way to Scotland by the time you enter the miles- it will all go toward a good post!

  7. Good Luck Scott… I know you can do it, but I’ll definitely have my fingers and toes crossed that your blood sugars are in the same motivated mood!

  8. 1. Awesome.
    2. Good luck!
    3. 28 miles?!
    3.5 (I did 20 last year and it kicked my butt!)
    4. I love the inside of the jerseys, too. Nice.
    5. This post made me grin.