Monday, February 11, 2008

Bicycle Diaries the 3rd - Year of RAT-to-do-it Saddlebration

20 riders, 40 miles, 80 degrees. Our Year of RAT-to-do-it Saddlebration was a huge success!

After some raining weekends, the weather on this past Saturday was in fact, hot! With the help from co-trl Eric and Pedro, we leaded another training ride from the Rose Bowl to the San Gabriel Mission. This scenic tour brought us to some of the beautiful cities in the SGV, such as Pasadena, South Pasadena, San Marino, Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Temple City, San Gabriel and Alhambra.

We had one of the biggest turn out, 20 riders in total. Some of them were on their first training ride, some of them traveled all the way from Hermosa Beach, some of them are returning riders. One of our riders, Miguel, had a few flats within 2 miles from the Rose Bowl, it was not his day. Regardless of each and everyone’s background, we all enjoyed the sunny southern California weather (and the bagels!).

Because it was the Chinese New Year weekend, I named the ride Year of RAT-to-do-it Saddlebration, and brought some New Year candies and almond cookies to share with all the riders. The food was not “too” attractive at the beginning, but by the end of the 40-mile ride, everything looks and tastes good, all of them were gone!

I did 3 spinning classes during the week and hope to get back to my yoga class soon.

The fundraising has been going slow-n-steady, I passed the $1K mark this week, thanks to all the donors. I’m still $7K away from reaching my goal, I need your help. Please share this email with all your friends and family. Together we can make a difference.

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