I heard the road speak to me today. Bounding through the howling wind and chill in the air, I listened. Each pedal stroke felt better and with each mile came an easiness on the bike. I rode with a large group and at times a fast group. But I was in solitary confinement although I was surrounded by cyclists.
Welcome back is what I heard, what I felt and the goosebumps only confirmed to me that I was happy to be riding strong again. Riding with a purpose and more importantly, free of distractions. This was not my first ride of the year, but in so many ways it eas my first ride since Hotter n Hell.
This morning was full of enthusiasm, reminding me why I fell in love with riding. Feeling lactic acid build, seeing the sweat drip, hoping you recover before the next hill or sprint. This is when you know are alive, that you are doing something that benefits you, and does not take from someone else.
It feels good to be back, and I’m going to have a hell of a good time.
Wow, it does not feel like we’ve been riding two months. The temperature is starting to go north and all the days of riding up to this point will pay off. Thanks again to everyone for your miles, smiles, and kind words. I can’t wait to ride again.
Cady Tarver – 81 miles
Tim, Kristin, & Addison – 144 miles
Maggie Rodriguez – 96 miles
Elizabeth Windsor – 79 miles
Me & Shiloh – 150 miles
HUGE week of riding:
David Bender – 46 miles
Maggie Rodriguez – 65 miles
Cady Tarver – 70 miles
Darryl Morabito – 40 miles
Momma V – 47 miles
Me and Shiloh – 90 miles
It’s been a crazy couple of weeks, but I wanted to again say THANK YOU to everyone who pledged miles for Shiloh.
The Binion Family – 246 miles
The Varnado Family – 15 miles
The Prusak Family – 40 miles
Me & Shiloh – 75 miles
I haven’t been able to write since we did March for Babies on April 21. I went to sleep around 3 the morning of April 21, mostly because my mind would not stop bothering me. It was a beautiful morning, and I was in good company. I’m still having trouble putting my thoughts together, but like everything, it’ll come in time. The best way to describe the day is to simply post some pictures taken throughout the walk.
Great energy in the above pic! Some tears, but a lot of energy!
Saw a lot of these signs!
This lady was one of the many volunteers who helped pass out water and generate smiles to help keep us going!
The train of red wagons. The good thing about kids is that they understand the value of being pulled, pushed, and carried!
Thought these were really cool!
The worst thing about outdoor events!!! The dreaded LINE!
Need I say more!
The end is only the beginning!
The Garden of Hope is where we spend our post walk time.
This garden was established for the families whose child did not make it home.
It was a long day!
We are going to blow the mileage goal right out of the water!!! Standing at 397.52 miles for the week. THANK YOU for HELPING us!!!!!! Let’s goes have some more pain, I mean fun.
David Bender – 77.52
Jim Binion and Family – 224
Kristin, Tim and Addison – 35 miles
Me & Shiloh – 61
It’s truly a humbling experience to receive the number of miles people pledge. I know the effort it takes to jump on your bike and roll down the road. To have those miles pledged toward our goal to raise awareness to the Infant Mortality Rate is not taken lightly. For this past week we had a total of 480.78 miles in pledges. Some of the miles came via walking, road, mountain, and carriage. It’s an amazing number…thanks to everyone who contributed.
Mr. & Mrs. Jim Binion - 248 miles
Darryl - 22 miles
Sheila Wilson – 83 miles
Maggie – 20 miles
David Bender – 47.28 miles
Momma V – 10 miles
Baby Sis (Rockie) – .5 miles
Me & Shiloh – 50 miles
We have officially rolled out and so far so good. Total miles from last week stand at 151.02. A big thanks to everyone who made a pledge.
David Bender – 20 miles
Momma V – 15 miles
Darryl – 22 miles
Maggie – 34 miles
Me & Shiloh – 60 miles
Rocky (Shiloh’s baby sister) – .02
thank you (Photo credit: the|G|™)
We’ve gotten off to a great start to knocking down 3,000 miles. We have a total of 439 miles as we head toward the official launch date. I’d like to give a shout out and hearty THANK YOU to:
Mr. & Mrs. Jim Binion – 100 miles
Cady Tarver – 67 miles
Charlie Robbins – 25 miles
Pat Simmons - 53 miles
Jay & Mike – 106
David Bender – 20 miles
Mommie V – 15 miles
Me riding for Shiloh – 53 miles