Bike MS

Washington BridgeI did it — 30 miles around Manhattan for BikeMS. Actually a little more than 40 overall, including the trip in and back. It would have been more like 45 miles, except that at 6:15am I was waiting for the A train at Lafayette Street because it was raining so hard it wasn’t safe to ride. So that put a literal damper on the start of the ride but everyone was in good spirits, and the weather cleared until by the time we got to the 20-mile rest stop at Inwood Hill Park, the sun came out.

lizoleeta and I finally met up at the finish line — she was about 15 minutes ahead of me — and took some celebratory photographs. But I have to say the high point of the day was opening the little bag of goodies to find … DRY SOCKS!

Thank you to everyone who helped me raise $1,000 to fight multiple sclerosis. I’m honored to have been part of this effort, and it was inspiring to see so many New Yorkers riding in the rain to fight a terrible disease. And best of all, twice during the ride, we passed the Walk For Breast Cancer twice. I didn’t se rosiebird but she was in there.

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5 Responses to Bike MS

  1. lizoleeta says:

    Well done, Ken! Thanks for posting that photo on FB…however, I took the liberty of removing the tag of me. Sorry! I’m so vain, I don’t want anyone to see me looking so wretched…a gal has to keep up the illusion of glamor. 😉 Great day, though… I totally crashed when I got home! Next time I try something like that I should get a little more sleep.

    • mary_wroth says:

      I think the photos of you aren’t terrible. And besides? They make you look BADASS – which is way cooler than looking all dolled up. In my estimation anyhow. 😉

      It isn’t everyone who can bike 30 miles in support of a good cause.

    • ken says:

      I thought it was a great photo myself but I’ll take it down if you want. Great riding though, once the rain stopped. I actually made it to the jam for a while but I’m going to bed now.

      • lizoleeta says:

        Oh no, you don’t have to take it down! That’s not what I meant. I just didn’t want to be tagged so it like doesn’t show up on my profile. It’s a great post-ride photo. I’ll be posting some tomorrow…

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