This year’s M.S. Ride is fast approaching for many, including some of my friends from the Pennsylvania Center for Adapted Sports. I wanted to wish everyone the best of luck this coming weekend. I hope all of the cyclists have a safe and problem-free ride!
Originally, I had planned to include some of the photos from my experience in the 2010 ride in my book, but the extra expense of adding pictures in the self-publishing process caused me to have to leave them out. This week seems as good as any to re-post the pictures (plus a couple extra) from the original essay that now concludes I’m Not Here to Inspire You. I’m happy to include a video taken by a friend of our family, Michael Avella, just after Team PCAS crossed the finish line. (Michael also participated in the ride with another team, and actually helped my mom navigate her way through traffic–after she provided support for Reid and I at each rest stop throughout the day–just in time to see us finish.)
|The Causeways into Ocean City. Can't say I wasn't warned!|
|The last obstacle was the biggest. Causeway #2.|
|We made it! This is just after the second bridge.|
|The home stretch.|
|The Mighty Quinn fist pump, as John called it.|
|Great shot of Team PCAS finishing strong!|
|Mom was there the whole way, as usual.|
|Mom, myself, and Reid, just after the ride.|
This short video shows me just after finishing . . . and not wanting to pedal another foot! Michael and others can be heard cheering in the background.