I’m way behind in posting this but I really wanted to share my experience of the Tour de Cure at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this year. I rode last year and after the event I was determined to train for 100 miles for 2012. Well the training part didn’t go as I had wanted it.
In the week leading up to the ride I crashed on my bike. With all the sewing I had been doing, the crash only compounded the stress in my shoulders and neck. By mile 50 on the bike I was sore and my shoulders and neck were stiff. Oh yeah, throw in a cramp in my leg too.
As I came through the short shoot between turns 3 and 4 it pain became too great. I was done. I crossed the yard of bricks somewhere between 52-55 miles complete and bid farewell to my ride.
I do owe my husband around 50 piggy back rides for the miles I did not complete. In his efforts to help me fundraise he stated that for every mile under 100 I didn’t complete, I had to give him a piggy back ride. Well it definitely helped raise some funds and so far, he has not collected.