September 08, 2005

MS 150, Year 3

Well, it's that time of year again. And I think I'm ready.

Year One: Ride lost to woman moping at home about her swollen foot.
Year Two: Hills! Tired Heather.
Year Three: ?

I leave tomorrow morning after loading up the car with everything I need to take to Columbia, MO (don't forget the bike). Columbia's about 120 miles away, and it's where I lived before meeting Brian. So in a sense I'm kinda going home. One of many homes.

I'm ready, if Monday's 65 miles is any indication. Sunday's the wild card. I haven't done all that many back-to-back rides this year, but I've done a whole lot more weekday riding. My cardio conditioning is pretty strong. My legs are probably weaker than they've ever been since I've been riding.

The cause of the long, long bike ride is Multiple Sclerosis, a debilitating disease with varying symptoms depending on severity. At the most positive, it's an expensive disease. If it's caught early, it can be treated with a lifelong drug regimen.

So, if posting's light for the next few days, it's because I'm collapsing after the ride. Wish me luck.


Posted by hln at September 8, 2005 10:08 PM | Anecdote | TrackBack

Have a great ride!

Rubber side down, shiny side up, and give those poor gams a good massage at the end of day one.

(Hope your butt doesn't give out.)


Posted by: Light & Dark at September 9, 2005 03:39 AM

My butt's what I'm worried about, too. Probably shouldn't have that massaged, though.


Posted by: hln at September 9, 2005 05:47 AM

Don't forget to include the link where your readers can contribute....

Posted by: Brian J. at September 9, 2005 06:22 AM