Back in January we signed up for our 15th JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes. This time we'd be riding in Saratoga Springs, New York. The town is in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, an area I'm quite familiar with. I've gone rock climbing and hiking out there, but never ridden a bike. In April we started our training. It was tough to get a lot of miles in this spring because it seemed to rain every day. Once summer hit we were able to ride more often and in July we purchased new Cannondale bikes. After 15 years in the same saddle it was time.
Now we are just over two weeks away from the ride. We leave for New York in 15 days. This is always the part of the season where the questions start popping into my head. Did I train enough? Can I do 100 miles this year? Am I going to make my fund-raising goal? How is my bike getting to the starting line? Usually a deep breath and the knowledge that I've done this before calms my mind.
So, on September 14th, Mary and I will be mounting our bicycles in Saratoga Springs for our 15th ride. I have fond memories of the previous 14 and I'm sure this one will create more of the same. If you've already made a donation - I thank you. If you'd still like to donate you can click where it says Donate to Tom in the upper left hand corner of this page.
Riding to turn Type One into Type None.