Summer of 2009. Allison came to town and we had a DOC meet-up out at the Mall of America. That was the first time I met Heather (a.k.a “Auntly H“) who blogs at “Beyond Your Peripheral Vision“. Heather talked about her recent ADA Tour de Cure, and it sounded like a blast. So I told her I’d ride with her team in 2010.
With her help, I got back on my bike after a decade of it sitting in the garage. We trained, we trained some more, and we kept training. Day of the ride? We kicked ass. As we approached the finish line, after riding 27 miles, I opened my big mouth again and announced that in 2011 we would tackle the 45 mile course!
As the snow finally melts away here in the Twin Cities, it’s time to get the bikes out. I have eight weeks to get ready, and I’m looking forward to each and every ride. Well, Ok, maybe not the first couple of rides…
I Need Help
There is a minimum fund-raising goal of $150 to participate in the ride. Last year I wrote that check myself. It was for a diabetes related cause, and I was so proud of myself for getting back on my bike after so long. And I was able to cover that cost last year.
This has been a tough year for the Johnson family, and I just don’t have it.
If you are willing and able, I could sure use your help this year.
$150 by June 4th will get me into the ride.