Tuesday, June 11, 2013

160 Miles, 6 Days, 3 States, 2 Diseases

Sunday, June 2 was America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride around Lake Tahoe, through California and Nevada.  Beautiful weather, nice ride, and always one of the best days of the year.  I achieved my personal goal for 2013, which was not to get into a snit (or be on the receiving end of one) going up the switchbacks to the top of Emerald Bay.  Set achievable goals, I usually say.

Then on Saturday, June 9, was the 2013 Bike MS Ride the Riverside, sponsored by the National Capital Chapter, in National Harbor, Maryland.  I did the 60 mile ride with my team Babes and Babe Magnets on Bikes (yes--an even more embarrassing team name than Lymphomaniacs!) which included a former US Ambassador, a future (we hope no filibuster!) US Ambassador, a future Navy admiral and commander of US naval forces in the Korean Peninsula, and a former congressman (ho hum).  I borrowed a bike but forgot my shoes, leading to a last-minute shopping trip (but I like my new shoes better than the ones I forgot, so not all is a sunk cost).  Yes, I rode 60 miles wearing the world's ugliest bicycle jersey and a pink flamingo on my helmet.

And although I hit everybody up already for LLS and you don't have to contribute again, if you want to do a disease-of-the-week double, here's the link to contribute to the National MS Society via my page.

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