Hello, Folks -
Well, it's just TWO days until the start of the 200-mile STP (Seattle to Portland) 2011 Ride (http://shop.cascade.org/content/events/stp) - and we are banding together, to have a fun ride and raise the LIVESTRONG flag with our unity!
Four of our "Ride for LIVESTRONG Seattle" group - AJ, Mike, Ron (flying in from Nevada) and me (Patrick) will be joining over 10,000 other riders in this classic annual ride.
We will be trekking 135 miles to Castle Rock, WA on Saturday (July 9, 2011), with an 'easy' spin of 65-ish miles on Sunday, to round out the weekend. None of us have ridden this ride - or this length - before, but I think with good pacing (and perhaps a 60 mile cab ride?) we should be in good shape. Eat and hydrate will be key for these two days.
Our bikes are shined up, and we're packing - I think the biggest fear so far is getting up early (3:30am-ish) to be set for the 5:15 am two-day start from Seattle. WHAT WERE WE THINKING?
Not sure. But stay tuned.
We'll let you know how it goes - but we are all VERY excited to be banding together on this ride, letting the Seattle and Pacific Northwest community know that LIVESTRONG has a presence, and that we are supporting cancer survivorship through our efforts!
Wish us luck - wave to us as we pass - and talk to you soon!
Livestrong Leader, Seattle
Team Captain, Ride for Livestrong Seattle