Surprised myself today with a bump up to 70 miles on today’s ride with teammate Meredith, after a shorter midweek ride. Actually for the June 10 & 11th event weekend in two weeks, I am now planning on the 100 mile on Saturday and – gulp – maybe Sunday too! Getting a little crazy for the crazy support from you all! We are over $3100 so far! AMAZING!!
Today we rode from Meredith’s house in West Bloomfield near the rails-to-trails path, and took that all the way out to Island Lake State Park, one of our usual training spots. It’s 18 miles to the park and we buzzed along pretty good. We did two laps in the park with it’s hills, cranking at a good clip still. We were on the hunt for water as some of the vending machines were out of service but found one. Disadvantage of not having your car nearby with provisions. And then heading back at 49 miles near the main path back to West Bloomfield, we took a right at the tee and rode southwest for a bit before turning around and heading back north and east to Meredith’s home which got us to over 70 miles. A CVS at about the 62 mile mark was a welcome source of gatorade and water. A great adventure in avoiding the construction on the highway to the park. And nice to see so many people using the old railroad thoroughfare on a beautiful day!
I am up to 269.6 miles this year with many more planned before the late August BikeMS weekend. You all have supported me so much in years past and this year already! Last year you all just went into incredible mode and set a high mark of over $6300. And already this year you all have given $3170 to the MS Society for both support programs for those affected by MS and for some great research that is happening!! So THANK YOU!! 🧡🚴♀️🚴🚴♂️❤️ If we can raise more money this year, I will ride even harder and farther buoyed by your generosity and efforts to support this great charity! And don’t forget the two Raffles!
I mentioned last time I am considering a small gift for all you sponsors…. I may work on that in July and August, but let me know if you have ideas!
Thanks again and much love! Ride On friends!
— Ashby 🧡🚴♀️🚴🚴♂️❤️