Last Sunday marked the Lobster Ride out of Rockport, ME. Snappy Dog, Jean, Joe and Carolynn made the trip this year to ride through the beautiful countryside to gobble some lobster. The 80 mile ride with a challenging total ascent of 3988 ft, comprised a northern loop of 50 hilly miles along the coast, through the forest and around some lakes – and a more moderate 30 mile southern loop. For a ride of this sort, it is highly recommended to take your 6’5″ friend and hang on that wheel for as long as possible. Thanks Snappy Dog!
This was such an anticipated ride that some of us are now sporting new lobster jerseys at the office and others are exhibiting their lobster affinity in other ways! Last year’s idea of marketing lobster tattoos as a PMC fundraiser saw its beta test market this year. Next year we promise a lobster tattoo station along with a PMC donation bucket. Cleverly placing the tattoo on the right calf gives the folks you pass a reason to ask “Is that real?”.
A hilly ride out of Hollis on Saturday was hosted by Ken and attended by Gregg, Kevin, Snappy Dog (training for the Lobster, we presume), and Christina. News has it that no photos were taken as there were 20% grades involved – not to mention hot dogs with fresh onions at 9am – but we did hear about a llama farm. Perhaps the steep climbs and onions induced visions of Machu Pichu?
One weekend to go. We are in the home stretch. The work is done, it is just to keep the pedals moving now.
It’s the time to reflect on why we commit our summer weekends to be on the road and in training. On PMC weekend, each of the 5,000 riders has a story to tell. They ride for someone who has been lost, who is in treatment, or who is a survivor. Team Sylvie rides to contribute to cancer research in memory of our friend who we lost 4 years ago.
Fundraising link: http://www.pmc.org/profile/DS0304