Since today was a short day we didn’t leave until 8:00 a.m. It was a beautiful day, no rain, mild temperatures and light wind. It couldn’t have been a better day to ride.
The road was mainly rolling hills which are the best kind to ride. You peddle hard on the down slope and your momentums will carry you a good way up the next side. There were a few steep slopes that you couldn’t make this happen. The one of note was the one at the last mile of the ride. We had a rest stop at basically the bottom of the climb and even with great donuts to give us an extra shot of energy it was a hard pull. It was one of those pulls you hoped you had some extra low gears only to find you didn’t. That goes for most people, but there are always some people that can break the laws of physics and just fly up these climbs.
We were rewarded at the end of the climb by the “Hokie House” where we had liquid refreshments and chicken wings. We also had to opportunity to meet 3 people from the Multiple Sclerosis Alliance of Virginia. One of the members Kenny Wingfield, who has MS, will be making a ride on a 3 wheel crank bike. We will meet him at Breaks Interstate Park. He is truly amazing.
Part of the money we have raised in all your donations is going to the MS Alliance of Virginia.
Tomorrow is our first rest day. We will be doing a service project for someone with MS.