Courage Classic

2 08 2008

Today was the start of the Courage Classic, a 172 mile (276.81km’s) ride through the Cascade Mountains to raise money for charity.

This fundraising ride is to support the Rotary Endowment for the Intervention and Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, and my friend Nick and his father are riding it.  What a good boy!

He’s made a sterling effort of fundraising, I helped a little circulating the relevant information to my network of contacts, and a BIG THANKS to those of you who donated.

It’s not too late to donate either.  If you’d like to donate you can; Courage Classic Fundraising Page.

I jokingly told him that today I’d get out on my bike and go ride a hill in sympathy for him.  What a joke!

I am totally in awe of the man, and am completely unworthy!  Taking into account that I had a huge lower body workout day yesterday and am still sore, I suffered.  I workout regularly, and not totally unfit, but on a 5 mile (8.05 km’s) ride this afternoon, on a mild hill (certainly not the Cascade Mountains), I wanted to puke.  Not really, but if it’d been a bigger hill I would have.  Not to mention my butt hurt.  *laugh*

So you could say I’m mighty impressed with all of those taking part in the ride.  If I’m still here next year I may take part, but it won’t be happening any time in the near future.  Unless travelling by car counts! 😉

To give you an idea of the ride, I’ve included the Maps for each day, and the elevations below.  You’ll totally understand why I’m so in awe.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3


Good luck guys!  Ride like the wind, and ride safe!