Monday, October 20, 2014
Follow Me to Certain Death!
Those who know me well, know that I enjoy a long, challenging bike ride. I’m very, very fortunate to have good friends who hear what I have in mind, tell me that it is probably impossible and definitely a stupid idea, then agree to join me. Better yet, they come up with wonderful/stupid ideas on their own and I get to tag along.
My friend Bilsko and I have been wanting to do a particular ride for about 18 months. Our planned date last year was interrupted by him breaking his hip and me breaking my wrist two days later. Here we are 13 months later and we’re ready to ride.
The ride is simple. We’re going to ride to Friday Coffee Club like we always do. The difference is that we’re going to start a day early and start from Pittsburgh. Stuart thought this sounded like fun, so he’s going to join us. Lydia and Tina are joining us in Cumberland Maryland for the night time portion of the ride.
That works out to about 335 miles in a day.
Join us on Friday morning. We’ll be at White’s Ferry at 4am, Great Falls at around 6:15 and in Georgetown by 7:30. We’ll be at ME Swing Coffee House at 17th and G, NW a little after that.
When I do a ride like this, I usually raise money for a local charity. The charity is a good one. TC Williams International Academy has a scholarship program to send a deserving student to college. This is a program near and dear to my heart, since it is a charity that my wife helped create.
Here’s the info:
Achieving the Dream Scholarship: http://www.internationalsachieve.org/ To donate, designate "specific scholarship" and type "achieving" in the special instructions block.