Posts Tagged ‘cycling’

Registered for the PMC

Friday, February 24th, 2012

“Someday” has arrived!  I have officially registered for the Pan-Mass Challenge!

You may now support my ride — just follow this link to My PMC Profile and you will be able to read about Why I Ride — and contribute to my ride.

My excitement is building.  Weather here has been very supportive of riding, and I managed to ride a 15 mile, 3 state loop around the corners of Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts this past week.  Nothing like the PMC ride, but a great start for my training.

PMC Ride Choice

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

As I look ahead to riding the Pan-Mass Challenge I find myself faced with the big decision of ride choice. Each of the rides presents its own challenge, not the least of which is the minimum fund-raising commitment, but for me it’s also giving consideration to any physical limitations which could either limit or prevent my riding – I’ve never ridden more than 25 miles at a time, and that was at least 20 years ago.

When one signs on to ride they are encouraged to select an appropriate ride for their training, time and fund-raising commitment.  Taking on this ride is unlike anything I have ever done before – at any level.  It is only in complete faith that I commit to the fund-raising, just believing that those who have said they would support my ride will in fact do so.

Then there is the ride itself, my first choice of ride would be the 2 day ride beginning in Sturbridge and ending in Provincetown.  It is the hardest route, yet it is these riders who pass my home — and that is really the ride I want to do — can I?  My mind says yes, I’m waiting for my body to agree.

The New Bike

Monday, January 30th, 2012

It’s in! I picked it up on Saturday after a short 5 mile test ride on the bike path nearby. The weatherman is promising a high 40 degree temp on Wednesday so I should be able to ride it on the hilly terrain nearby. The weather is cooperating in support of my ride :-), or at least training for it! Life is indeed good!