I am starting my fundraising with a dedication to Chris Niziol who recently passed away from cancer. His commitment to his family, friends, and community leaves a legacy of kindness.
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Walk a Mile in My Cycling Shoes
Day 1 was a good start, easy ride to the Staten Island Ferry, nice ferry ride, and a pretty clear path in Manhattan. We had a little bit of rain, but nothing to really slow us down.
My slow down came at about mile 37. Shortly before that, I heard a rattle and a ping, then my front wheel went wobbly. ESR is very well supported, so I wasn't worried about my ride. The challenge of riding on a bike path can be getting to the support.
Long story short (too late), my ride today included about mile of walking while "carrying" the front if my bicycle. This wasn't in the brochure.
Good news is that I got a short ride to lunch in an air conditioned vehicle, and the mechanic fixed my bike before I finished my lunch.
As much as I love riding with my ESR family, 10 or so miles on my own was peaceful. All is good now as we wait out a "lightening event." Rain should stop soon, and we can get back to our normal evening shenanigans.
Peace out like a trout,
by Barbara Kinsey on Sun, Jul 25, 2021 @ 8:16 PM
Wi-fi and a Bus Ride
The trio downstate is better on a charter bus. I don't have to know where I am, only that I am on my way.
I am going to try to post a photo here, so I'm not fumbling around while I'm riding. Most likely I'll be posting in the evenings.
Ok...I can't figure out photos. I'll ask around. I might try to nap.
Peace Out like a trout,
by Barbara Kinsey on Sat, Jul 24, 2021 @ 11:32 AM
2 More Sleeps
I'm writing from my last day of work before the first sleep, and a bus ride to Staten Island. SUNDAY IS THE DAY!!!
Thank you to everyone who made this happen, for me, the other participants, and all who will benefit from the research that comes out of an event like this. You're the best!
We'll ride from Wagner College in Staten Island to the Staten Island Ferry. We'll enjoy a leisurely ferry ride, then we're moving on the meat and potatoes of Day 1.
This is my first attempt at blogging, but I'll try to keep y'all updated here.
Peace out like a trout.
by Barbara Kinsey on Fri, Jul 23, 2021 @ 12:55 PM