It was after the second stop (lunch stop at 10am) that it started to rain. In a way it was kind of fun feeling like a kid again plowing through puddles and getting soaking wet. Even getting splattered from the rooster tail from the wheel in front of me seemed like a unique experience. But that didn't last long as the cold breeze picked up and whistled through our wet clothing. By the time we reached the Mass Maritime Academy to end day one, our teeth were chattering and our knees were knocking. I said to myself, "this is it. I'm not doing this again."
The next day was a new day. We started at 5:30 am by riding over the Bourne Bridge and along the Cape Cod Canal through Sandwich. Judy was the only person on the side of the road as we biked past the town hall. But after struggling over 6 miles of hills we had an emotional uplift when we were greeted by our inspirational team leader, Mike Noble. Mike and the family came out to meet us at about 6:30 and gave us just what we needed to forget about the long hours of training rides and the cold of the previous day.
This year's fund raising was unbelievable thanks, again, to your generosity. So, you'll be hearing from me again next year when I hope I can count on you again. Mike and the rest of our team certainly appreciates all you have done to help find a cure for this dreaded disease.