Thursday, March 31, 2011

March Madness - Bicycle Style!!!

In the month of March, the local bike club puts on "March Madness". The Davis Bike Club donates one penny per mile ridden by each participant and applies that amount towards bicycle helmets for school age children (click here for the full details).
Since this was my first time signing up, I pledged to ride 250 miles, to see how I would do. Due to poor weather this month as well as being busy with work I did not reach my goal. In fact, up until Monday, I only had 50 miles. I knew at that point I would not reach 250 miles, but I still wanted to get in as many miles as possible in hopes that I can help as many children as I can. So, between Monday and today (Thursday) I rode 120 miles! Thanks to the cool GPS watch mom and dad gave me for Christmas, I am able to see on a map exactly where I have been! I have included a map of each day of my rides this week.
I also got a VERY SMALL glimpse at what my 100 mile ride will be like in October, and you know what? ... I do believe I can do the full 100 miles!!!

30 Miles (to Winters and back)

30 Miles (to Woodland, around some of Woodland and Back)

20 Miles (just some country riding - it was windy and I wimped out!)

40 Miles (to Winters, then back taking a long way around!)


The Picanco Family said...

That is amazing, Vera! You really got in a lot of miles in 4 days. Now if only I can take some of that dedication and start exercising more.

Kevin and Ann said...

Great Job!