Bike MS training update April 20 – 21, 2013

As I mentioned last week, I’ve started training for Bike MS: Ride the Rim. This is my sixth year participating in a Bike MS, and the first time I’ve done a ride in Texas that’s not the BP MS150. I’m very excited for this ride, it starts in Canyon and loops around the Palo Duro Canyon, the second largest canyon in the US. I’ve always wanted to see it. If you’re able, please consider making a donation to the MS Society in support of my participation.

This past Sunday I rode in the Austin Autism Awareness ride up in Georgetown, Texas. The first half of the ride was quite dreary and colder than I planned for. The wind picked up pretty quickly and the roads were very bumpy in places. After my GoPro camera mount broke the previous weekend, I tried out a new mount so I got plenty of pictures again. Unfortunately the mount wouldn’t stay tight, so I’m again looking for a new option.

While waiting for the start, it sure seemed like the sun was coming out!

While waiting for the start, it sure seemed like the sun was coming out!

On our way out of the park to start the ride.

On our way out of the park to start the ride.

An old hall, basically in the middle of nowhere.

An old hall, basically in the middle of nowhere.

Two riders in matching outfits.

Two riders in matching outfits.

Lots of flatness on the first part of the ride.

Lots of flatness on the first part of the ride.

The clouds kept the temperature down through much of the ride.

The clouds kept the temperature down through much of the ride.

We rode through lots of farm fields.

We rode through lots of farm fields.

Eventually the clouds broke up. There were plenty of wildflowers.

Eventually the clouds broke up. There were plenty of wildflowers.

Can you see the bluebonnets in the field?

Can you see the bluebonnets in the field?

Riding back into the park.

Riding back into the park.

A nice little party set up at the finish line and plenty of spectators to cheer for us at the end!

A nice little party set up at the finish line and plenty of spectators to cheer for us at the end!

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