It was a windy, cool and yet surprisingly dry afternoon that greeted 8 stalwart, upstanding, and tougher’n average members of the 2009 West Michigan Ride to Cure Team this past weekend. Despite dire (and as it turned out – over-hyped and over-stated) predictions of icy rain, snow, hail, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, sunspots, floods and other calamities...it was time to ride and ride we did!
Derek “Did” Dykstra
Coach MC/Kermit the Frog
We also enjoyed vehicular and chocolate support from Chris “I couldn’t get my bike in this little car” Radford. Thanks Chris!
We rolled down the weather-beaten surface of Grand River Drive all the way to Saranac into a steady headwind but that made it all that much sweeter on the flip-flop!
Congrats to Kris for scoring the “I Came the Longest Way to Ride” Award and to everyone for scoring Hard-Core Points and achieving the always sweet Moral High Ground for riding in the face of such a gnarly weather forecast!
We can’t believe that the Ride Season is F-I-N-A-L-L-Y HERE and we're already watching the clock and the calendar looking ahead to the next one!
Speaking of which...here’s a look at the next couple weeks and everything that’s goin’ on:
Friday 4/10 – Kevin Carnes’ Bowling Fundraiser (see previous blog post below)
Saturday 4/11 – April Birthday Bash & MC's band @ the Saugatuck Brewery (Contact Nicole for details)
Thursday 4/16 – World Premiere of "More Than 100 Miles: Riding to Cure Diabetes" at Celebration Cinema North, 7:00pm. Bring everyone you know!
Saturday 4/18 – Chris Radford’s Family Fun Day Event: ***Potential fundraising opportunity for you. Contact Chris for details.
Sunday 4/19 – Training Ride # 2!!!!!
As always, keep an eye on this blog for more details about everything, and let Mike or Nicole know if you have any questions!
So...no matter what the weatherman/woman sez – Spring is here and it’s time to ride!
MC & N2
Monday, April 6, 2009
Posted by Nicole at 10:43 AM