Sunday, March 8, 2009

Day One Dallas VA to West, Texas

78 miles, max headwind of about 12 mph. Just about a perfect day to ride. WAY flatter than last year's route.

When we go to the VA hospital at 7:15 this morning, Channel 5 was already there and Channel 8 was on the phone. I sent out press releases a few day ago, but had not heard if anyone was interested in coming. Penny Kerby from the VA Volunteer Affairs office showed as well.

Team In Training riders Jack Pena and his sons rode out the first 40 miles or so, then headed back, Nice to have them filling out the ranks.

We're bedded down in West. Tomorrow we'll run down to Temple and roll up Nieves Rodrigues, who'll be riding down with us to Corpus.


Unknown said...

Awesome to see you all on the road! Looks like you got off to a great start! The bikes look significantly lighter than last year! Enjoy the ride!

Crdean1 said...

I'm praying for you guys and your safety this week. Wishing you the best!