The bike ride was tough, and my knees hurt a lot, but I made it the whole way.
I decided not to do the "century" ride, 100 miles in the first day, but just did 82 miles the first day, and 68 miles the second day.
I had friends that biked also, but mostly, some biked faster, and some biked slower, so I didn't get to spend too much time with anyone, although I did spend a little time with Paul Behrens, and some small conversations with "random" people as we biked along
The trip was well organized, plenty of food at the rest stops, and people at almost every intersection to direct traffic.The trip took 11 hours of actual biking time, with 2 hours of stops the first day (my team liked to take a long time at the rest stops) and a half hour the second day (I was by myself more often that day).
I should have worked harder at raising money, I think I ended up with somewhere around $300, and I could have worked harder, and probably raised some more.
There were a number of tandem bikes, and a couple babies, (and one dog, stuffed in a jacket pocket).
It would probably be pretty hard to ride that far with a baby trailer, a tandem bike might be alright -- Heather and I are thinking about getting one, or at least borrowing one to start. We found a campground 20 miles outside of Pittsburgh, so that might be a reasonable bike ride to try out with Jonathan and some camping gear in a trailer.
Posted by Jon Daley on June 14, 2004, 10:30 am | Read 3700 times
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Good work! When I did 16.5 miles one day, having only been accustomed to 5.5, my knees hurt, too. I can imagine what almost 10 times that would do. Then again, my knees are a lot older than yours....

Posted by SursumCorda on June 15, 2004, 6:52 pm

I forgot to say -- I raised $245. Thanks all!

Posted by jondaley on June 16, 2004, 5:21 pm
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