Well friends, with all the recent upsetting events like hurricanes and earthquakes I’ve been putting this off – but no longer. For the 10th year in a row I’m riding in a Bike MS event. My goal has always been to ride for 10 years and then take a break. In the past 9 years, I’ve raised $18,410 for the National MS Society, a cause close to my heart. I’d love to break $20,000 in my 10th year fundraising. I know far too many people affected by Multiple Sclerosis and I’m confident that researchers can find a cure in my lifetime.
This year I’m riding in Bike MS: Valero Ride to the River, a ride close to home. It goes from San Antonio to New Braunfels, covering 160 miles in two days, October 7th & 8th.
I’ve been training all summer even though I haven’t been updating my blog. Most of the rides cover the same routes I usually ride so I haven’t taken as many photos (but there are some below for you to enjoy). This past weekend I rode 81 miles on Saturday and 38 miles on Sunday. Follow me on Strava to see all my cycling exploits.
I’ve kicked off fundraising with a personal donation. Will you join me?
And now for the photos!
Uh, I think there was a pony in this shot but it’s really hard to tell now.
These are sheep.
Old ugly railroad bridge seen through my foggy gopro lens.
Old country road lined with trees (again with the foggy gopro lens).
The Cele store.
Texas sure is big sky country.
Cows in a flowery field.
Nicely paved ranch road.
This was soon after Harvey rained on us all weekend so the little creek was quite full.
I love the open road early in the morning.
This house has such a cute yard with the little shed and windmill and pond.
Flowering trees along the road into Elgin.
An old house down a dirt path in the countryside.
Elgin town square – I’ve been taking a break in the shade here almost every Saturday.
I’ve been varying up my routes as much as I can and have found some new cemeteries.