Obliteride is like a big group hug.
It's the culmination of everything I work for professionally, personally, physically and emotionally all year long.
It's where all of my worlds collide once a year. Best friends from childhood, high school and college; family; colleagues; the cancer community. It's where I honor, grieve and remember my friend Scott. And where I find hope, love and community.
This was a banner year for me. Together Geoff and I raised more than we ever have for cancer research. Almost $6,000 and counting. Thank you generous friends and family! And I trained more than I ever have. I fell in love with cycling!
In a nutshell, it's a HUGE part of my life.
*When I almost wasn't able to ride because of a pinched nerve in my back I was devastated.
As it turns out, I got in to see an acupuncturist on Saturday and I was able to ride on Sunday. I had trained to ride 50 miles, but because of this setback I wasn't able to. I ended up riding the 25-mile route with one of my best friends, Megan. We wore rainbow tutus and had a blast!!
MORE THAN A BIKE RIDE
Obliteride is so much more than a bike ride.
It's FABULOUS FOOD. Hello Tom Douglas grilling his mouth-wathering salmon.
It's FUN & FESTIVE. Great bands all weekend.
It gives me HOPE.
It's ORANGE! My favorite color.
THANK YOU to everyone who has supported me on this ride.
P.S. SAVE THE DATE NOW FOR OBLITERIDE 2017: AUG. 11-13.