Monday, November 12, 2012

The second last good day of the year

Two weeks ago I really thought that was going to be the last decent day for riding outside. But yesterday proved I was wrong. It was sunny, temps near 70, and typically breezy. A great day to ride. Since the wind was from the south Mary and I started by heading south on the White Pine Trail. This ended up being a good decision because we were getting gusts in the 20-30 mph range. There were a few occasions where we were struggling to go 9 mph. We rode the trail all the way to Riverside Park and turned back for home just before Ann Street. Heading north was a lot of fun. With minimal effort we were cruising along at 20 mph. We decided to come back via Coit Avenue for a little different route. Plus the trail was getting crowded with people who weren't paying a lot of attention. It's strange that I sometimes feel safer on a road with cars whizzing by then I do on a multi-use trail populated by strollers and dog walkers.

This weekend is the final ride of the JDRF season, taking place in Tuscon, Arizona. Once it's complete we'll know how much the ride program raised for diabetes research this year. It looks like the final number will be over $5,000,000. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the cause.