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Bike MS - Riffs and Licks
steelbrassnwood
steelbrassnwood
Bike MS
Washington BridgeI did it -- 30 miles around Manhattan for BikeMS. Actually a little more than 40 overall, including the trip in and back. It would have been more like 45 miles, except that at 6:15am I was waiting for the A train at Lafayette Street because it was raining so hard it wasn't safe to ride. So that put a literal damper on the start of the ride but everyone was in good spirits, and the weather cleared until by the time we got to the 20-mile rest stop at Inwood Hill Park, the sun came out.

lizoleeta and I finally met up at the finish line -- she was about 15 minutes ahead of me -- and took some celebratory photographs. But I have to say the high point of the day was opening the little bag of goodies to find ... DRY SOCKS!

Thank you to everyone who helped me raise $1,000 to fight multiple sclerosis. I'm honored to have been part of this effort, and it was inspiring to see so many New Yorkers riding in the rain to fight a terrible disease. And best of all, twice during the ride, we passed the Walk For Breast Cancer twice. I didn't se rosiebird but she was in there.

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lizoleeta From: lizoleeta Date: October 5th, 2008 09:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well done, Ken! Thanks for posting that photo on FB...however, I took the liberty of removing the tag of me. Sorry! I'm so vain, I don't want anyone to see me looking so wretched...a gal has to keep up the illusion of glamor. ;) Great day, though... I totally crashed when I got home! Next time I try something like that I should get a little more sleep.
mary_wroth From: mary_wroth Date: October 6th, 2008 12:10 am (UTC) (Link)
I think the photos of you aren't terrible. And besides? They make you look BADASS - which is way cooler than looking all dolled up. In my estimation anyhow. ;)

It isn't everyone who can bike 30 miles in support of a good cause.
steelbrassnwood From: steelbrassnwood Date: October 6th, 2008 01:02 am (UTC) (Link)
I thought it was a great photo myself but I'll take it down if you want. Great riding though, once the rain stopped. I actually made it to the jam for a while but I'm going to bed now.
lizoleeta From: lizoleeta Date: October 6th, 2008 03:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh no, you don't have to take it down! That's not what I meant. I just didn't want to be tagged so it like doesn't show up on my profile. It's a great post-ride photo. I'll be posting some tomorrow...
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