2015 MS 150 Report - 12 September
Success on multiple fronts!
I raised $2,460 for the
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
thanks to generous contributions from family, friends, and colleagues -
this blew away my $1,800 goal and even my $2,000 stretch goal - thanks so much to everyone!
Big shout out to
Global Village Organic Coffee
owner, friends, and customers for contributing $1,000!!
Through September, you can still make a donation in my name using your credit card by visiting
my personal donations page
at the Society.
I completed the ride uneventfully (i.e., no crashes or close calls) on an overcast, humid day.
Bit of a pour-down toward the end, but luck had me at a rest stop with a big overhang to wait out the storm.
Got road-sprayed during the last 6 miles, but no big deal there. All in all, it was great fun!
Final stats for my ride, which I completed on my fixed gear (46x17) bicycle were
123.01 (76.4mi) at 30.7kph (19.1mph) in 4:01.
This year, I rode for Ginny Grisez, a friend's sister who has suffered from Multiple Sclerosis for many years.
This is just the front of the 2015 starting line - there were about 1,800 riders.
The tool of choice again in 2015 - my
fyxation Eastside fixed gear bicycle that
I built up in 2013.
Here I am after at the 100k point during the 2013 ride.
At the ride start, 2008 - that's me under the yellow arrow, with
my three riding mates in the same kit - Peter behind off my left shoulder,
David in front to my left, and Trey front left of him.