The following is a summary of the ride I participated in last week.This past week I participated in a 3 day, 365 mile bike ride in Puerto Rico. Actually, we rode around the entire island. I was excited to be able to complete this journey as it would have not been possible without your help. Day 1 was 154 miles over 9hrs 34 mins bike time and we climbed over 5400 feet. The journey was from San Juan to Ponce. Day 2 was 76 miles over 4hrs 45 mins bike time and we climbed 3400 feet. The journey was from Ponce to Mayaguez. Day 3 was 136 miles over 8hrs 45mins and we climbed 6200 feet. The journey was from Mayaguez to San Juan. This La Vuelta event was exciting as it was a first for me and actually was the toughest challenge that I have taken on. I realize that, had I not met you and your staff, I would not be able to participate in this type of event. By the way, this morning I signed up for Blood Sweat and Gears in Boone, NC which is a mere 100 miles with 14,000 feet of climbing in June.Thanks,
I was in Clermont in late November riding the Horrible Hundred. Completed the 100 miles in 5hr40min. A little slow but I was coaching a rider through their first century.
Since my September surgery, I completed the Six Gap century in 7hrs which included 11,400 feet of climbing.
I competed in the Gainesville Senior Game in October in the time trials and, a couple of weeks ago, in the State Championships time trials I finished 4th in the 5K and 3rd in the 10K in my age group.
Also I met my annual mileage goal of +10,000 miles.
Bottom line: September surgery has been fantastic. It took about six weeks for the pain to subside. And another couple of weeks for the total effect to occur. I’m not pain-free, but I will never complain if it stays at this level. Thanks for getting me back to a healthy outlook and lifestyle.