Packed up and ready to go; Ride 2 Recovery prep
POSTED: Thursday, March 20, 2014 - 8:36pm
UPDATED: Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 9:54pm
FORT BLISS — Ready to go! My Specialized Ruby bike is in several pieces, packed up, and ready for travel.
A special thanks to Marc Cattapan, Adaptive Sports Director with the Fort Bliss Warrior Transition Unit, who was kind enough to take take on the task.
Thank goodness there's a team of mechanics waiting for us at the Ride 2 Recovery registration on Sunday! They're "at the ready" to help put bikes together for the challenge participants and tackle all mechanical issues that could occur (flat tires, etc.). I'm not a big fan of changing my own tires, so that works well!
Two days to go until registration. I taught my final indoor cycling class early this morning at Fort Bliss. I plan to rest for two days and start fresh on Sunday as the ride begins.
Here's why it's all worth it. A wounded veteran who rode in the Texas Challenge two years ago just messaged me on Facebook. He asked if I am participating this year. I told him yes, and that I'm looking forward to the back-to-back 100-mile days. He wrote, "Awesome! I too am back after taking a year off. Looking forward to the challenge of back to back centuries. I have not been able to complete one since being wounded. I have missed my brothers and sisters."