MS150 Recap, Part Deux
I have ridden a whole bunch of miles in the last month. I think I may have put as many miles on the bike as the truck. Two weekends ago, I rode the MS150 from Frisco, TX, to downtown Fort Worth. Two weeks prior, I rode the Houston to Austin MS150, and a week after I rode the 105-mile course with Travis at the Armadillo Classic. Lesson learned: be sure to put two weeks between long rides. Whew.
There weren’t nearly the amount of lessons to be learned (besides the aforementioned) or interesting stories as the Houston ride. The Houston ride typically has 10,000+ riders, where this ride has only recently grown to 3000. There were times where I would look behind or in front and not see a rider for as far as I could see. That is a nice change from the Houston ride, for sure.
There were no medical emergencies that I witnessed; I didn’t even hear a single siren the whole weekend, which is always nice.
The thing that kills me about these rides is the amount of drinking and smoking that happens. I’m amazed that these people can even stand up, much less ride on the second day of a long charity ride like this. It boggles.
Thanks to all who supported me and the MS150 in Texas!
Next time, I’m riding for diabetes, by request.