I’m riding in the MS 150 this year. It’s my second year participating in the event. You can donate on my participant page. Any little bit helps and is much appreciated. Each rider has to reach a minimum fundraising goal of $400 prior to the event. This year, the ride is on April 12th and 13th.
The back story is that my company has sponsored this event for the past four years. It took me two years to work up the commitment to ride a bike from Houston to Austin after not touching a bike for more than 15 years and not doing much exercising for several years. I needed something to kick me in the butt. This certainly did it and it has really paid off. Since starting to train for last year’s ride in January of 2014, I’ve ridden 1495.5 miles. You can follow me on Strava. Last year, I rode 85.02 miles the first day and 67.47 the second. I’ve never ridden farther in one day than that first day of last year’s MS 150. I’d like to do 100 miles the first day this year. You can view a set of photos from last year on Flickr.
I’ve enjoyed this enough that this past January, I got a road bike for our oldest and he’s starting riding with me. My hope is to get the entire family involved in one way or another so we can bike around Austin.
We typically do at least one supported training ride in the lead up to the MS 150. Several co-workers and I will be doing the Rosedale Ride this Saturday.
Thanks for supporting an event that makes a difference in the lives of those with multiple sclerosis and for encouraging something that has given back so much to me.