What an awesome weekend! Nick and I pushed ourselves on Saturday and did the Century Loop. Century as in 100. 100 as in 100 miles. We started Saturday morning around 7:45, and we finished around 2:30 (author reserves the right to alter the finish time as I think more about the weekend). We were the only ones on our team to do the Century, and the rest of our team pretty much thinks we are totally nuts!
Saturday evening brought rain, but the party Saturday night was still rocking! And you would think that after cycling 100 miles you would be dead tired, but I had a hard time sleeping in the Whitewater dorms (Wells West for any UWW alumni out there).
Sunday morning’s weather predictions pushed the start of the ride back from 7 AM to 8 AM, and it closed the Century Loop. So, the decision was made that the most we could get out of the weekend would be 175 miles. At the end of the day, I am glad that I did not have the choice of doing a double Century weekend, because I really would be regretting it today! I am a little sore, but fully functional.
The best part of the weekend was riding into Madison and seeing Melody, Kasimir, Augustus, Mom, Dad, Braedon, and Cameron at the finish line. They were cheering and taking pictures, along with several hundred other people. It is amazing how quickly you can forget the sore muscles and aching joints when you have that kind of support group and you realize how many people you are able to help.
The Wisconsin MS Society did a great job putting on an extraordinary event. I am looking forward to raising more money and riding again August 2nd and 3rd of 2008!