Sunday, February 03, 2013

Wounded Warrior Ride 2013

Great weather on a great ride for a great cause! Just after lunch, folks from The Ticking Tribombs, Gulf Coast Running Club, Gulf Coast Bicycle Club, and Run-N-Tri (about 75 people in all) gathered at the Woolmarket Commmunity Center to support a local wounded veteran: Keola. We collectively raised nearly $1000 to support him and had a wonderful nearly-30 mile ride. He's a former marine, wounded warrior, and beginner triathlete.I was happy to ride with him and offer any support possible. Really nice, humble, guy. Wish I had arms like that!

The road was pretty quiet. The weather was fantastic. And there were multiple packs going different paces. Most of the ride I was hanging with Luke, Linda, J.G., and Jim. They stopped to wait for a straggler and I ended up riding solo. Thought I was lost for a while. Started to gas out. But found the highway just before I resorted to checking my GPS. Ended up finishing just behind the leaders and still had some miles left in my legs.

 I hope we have more events like that. Tremendously rewarding to train AND support such a respectable cause. Wounded warrior? Sign me up ANY time! Have bike, will travel...
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