Monday, August 15, 2016

When do you stop riding?

PMC2016 in the rear view, when do you stop riding?   Went out Sunday at 7 AM with fellow Kermit for a quick 40.  Had to get home for family.  This morning was out at 5:30 to ride before work...  An hour and a half ride squeezed in... In the last leg wondered about the early mornings, and  the push to ride. When will the training be over?

Answer: When I cannot pedal.  Gratitude for good health.  
Gratitude for two great bikes that roll like dreams.
Gratitude for cool morning rides instead of hot and humid afternoons. 
Gratitude for fellow Kermits with whom to ride. 



Help me wipe out cancer. http://profile.pmc.org/PH0134
Thank you,
Patty

Friday, August 12, 2016

The Ride Is Over But The Cause Continues

As fellow Team Kermit member, Alan Cantor, stated, the ride is over but the cause continues.  Our pedal partner Declan is living proof the Pan Mass Challenge is key to winning the war on childhood cancer.  Seeing him and reading the signs along the route which said, "Thank you I had cancer when I was (younger) and this August I'll be going to college" truly put power in my pedal stroke.   I can't help but ride again. 

A PMC advertisement showing a bike seat with the text  "We are sitting on the cure" could not be more true.  

The goal is to raise 46 million dollars by October 1.  

The ride is over.  But the cause continues.  



Help me wipe out cancer. http://profile.pmc.org/PH0134
Thank you,
Patty

Thursday, August 11, 2016

That First Morning

Up at 3 AM.  Out at 3:30 to stage our bikes and eat breakfast before the start.  



Help me wipe out cancer. http://profile.pmc.org/PH0134
Thank you,
Patty

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

It's 5 AM

Do you know where you staged your bike?   I was in the front row at 4 AM. But others staged ahead of the line.  They had to; there being 4500 bikes at the start.  This is serious.  



Help me wipe out cancer. http://profile.pmc.org/PH0134
Thank you,
Patty

Thursday, August 04, 2016

We are ready

Packed. Lubed.  Trained.  Prayed.  
#PMC2016 #TeamKermit



Help me wipe out cancer. http://profile.pmc.org/PH0134
Thank you,
Patty

Monday, August 01, 2016

Am I Strong?

Enough? Yes strong enough.  PMC2016 in 5 days. Gather Friday.  Start riding Saturday.  If I'm not ready now I never will be. Logistics and packing are all that remain.  And the ride. Breathe.  And pray. 

It's not easy being green. 



Help me wipe out cancer. http://profile.pmc.org/PH0134
Thank you,
Patty

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Kermit

Every Team Kermit member rides with a friend on their helmet.  Some highly decorated.  Mine not so much.  My friend has a helmet of course and two buttons.  Today's view is front facing: Showing an appreciation for warm hugs. Tomorrow's view will be the back.  



Help me wipe out cancer. http://profile.pmc.org/PH0134
Thank you,
Patty

Monday, July 25, 2016

The Blessing

To ride 45 miles Saturday, 80 miles Sunday and have Monday to ride the track. 



Help me wipe out cancer. http://profile.pmc.org/PH0134
Thank you,
Patty