My first century cycle ride completed! I met with my cycling team up in New Hampshire at dawn to line up for The Prouty, an annual ride through the Connecticut River valley to raise money for the Norris Cancer Center. Our team, dubbed “The Proud Prouty Peeps”, had trained over the summer together to prepare for the big event. The morning was hot and the day was hotter, topping out at 92 degrees as the day progressed.
Our teamed stayed together the entire day, starting together and finishing together. Already the memory of the day is lost behind a haze of exhaustion, but I think the feeling of accomplishment is what I will really hold on to. It was particularly great to ride with my sister Shelby and her husband David.