Make that 175 miles!

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!

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  1. You need to get a job at Trek, they PAY you to ride to work and during lunch…then you wouldn’t have any problems doing a double century next year!

    Congrats! Good job!

  2. It was really neat to be able to be there to see you & Nick come in. It brought tears to my eyes. I think it’s great for Kase, Gus, Braedon & Cameron to see this. Hopefully it will give them the incentive to do good things for others. When the news came on Sunday night we called Braedon & Cameron to come and see the bicyclists coming in and they seemed excited that they got to see it in the afternoon.

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