Last year I was too nervous to write anything on the night before the ride. Maybe I am a bit nervous this year too. There are a lot of miles and a lot of hills between here and home but I am excited for the journey to begin. It is a very humbling experience to do this ride – to join together with a group of old friends and new friends, as Jason said in earlier post, in support of an ambition greater than our own. For this week we will all ride with a common goal – ride to raise funds for cancer research.
This year I added 21 names to my honor list, which is far too many friends and family members and loved ones who have suffered in some way due to cancer. I am so thankful to be able to participate in this ride! Thanks to everyone who is supporting me both here and from home!