Waves to Wine

Waves to WineThis week, I registered for the Waves to Wine ride to support MS. The ride kicks off in September so I have a few months to train for the distance, 150 miles over two days. Should be a good time and great way to raise money for a worthy cause.
My goal this time is raise 1000 bucks. Thanks to generous early donors, I’m already at $565, so just a few hundred more bucks to reach my goal. All I ask for a small 5 or 10 dollar donation. Nothing big. Nothing that’s going to make it hard for you make your mortgage or rent. Just the cost of a couple of lattes. With lots of little donations, I’ll reach my goal in no time. Thanks in advance for your support.
Here’s the link if you want to Donate Now
This is where you can find my Personal Page to see my progress.
It’s going to be a fun ride, so if you’re in the Bay Area or want to come, I’d love to have you ride with me. The Event Details are on the MS Waves to Wine website.
Of course, I’ll be blogging about all my training rides here whether you like it or not.


May Ride Report


So this cycling thing seems to be taking. It’s fun. It’s keeping me in good shape. I’m meeting interesting people. What’s not to like?
So in the past month, I rode 464.24 miles. I had 7 rides of more than 40 miles, including one over 50, one over 60 and topped out at 73 miles. I spent almost 34 hours in the saddle. I raised 300 bucks for the American Diabetes Foundation. I joined the Oakland Yellowjackets and rode all 4 Saturday morning rides. I’m still a little bit of chicken shit on the descent, but I raised my top speed from 28 MPH at the beginning of the month to a rip-rairing, hair-raising, death-defying 43.3 MPH coming down the Patterson Pass at the end of the month. Not a bad month.