Ride Info: This is a ride to raise money for the Diabetes Association. My father had diabetes and diabetes runs in his side of the family, so it's something that hits home. Each riders needs to raise a minimum of $150 to participate. The event offered full century, metric century, quarter century, and a "family fun ride". We chose the quarter century. If they had offered a half, we would have chosen that, but a metric was too far for me at this time.
Pre-Ride: Packet pickup was on a Wednesday evening, which was not all that convenient for us. We arrived to find out that we had not raised the minimum according to their records, but we had! Called the office the next day to get that straightened out. Signs of things to come?
The event site said that the quarter century was starting at 11:30. Husband, running partner, & I were all riding together. Running partner arrived early and found out we could start before 11:30. We were still en route to the event, but figured we could get rolling by 11am. In general, the earlier the better. It gets hotter and hotter as the day goes on.
|A reminder that this ride was held to raise money for the ADA|
|Photo of course map that I ended up referencing while riding|
|At this aid station, they even mentioned that other riders were complaining about lack of clear course marking|
|Husband, Running Partner & I|
|Post race food|
|After the ride, Husband explaining more to Running Partner about shifting gears|