Monday, October 09, 2006

MS Ride - Irvine to San Diego

The Multiple Sclerosis ride from Irvine to San Diego raised over $2 million. There were 2,000 cyclists of all ages , abilities, and experience. There were many teams participating including Disney, 24 Hour Fitness, Wells Fargo, Sony, KTLA, Beckman Coulter, Big Fish (Tim Salmon), Blue Cross, Mitsubishi, Qualcomm, Union Bank, and many others. It took over half an hour to get to the starting line.

Day 1: Irvine to PCH past Corona Del Mar, Laguna, San Clemente, Camp Pendelton, Oceanside, and Carlsbad. 57.8 miles, 3 hours:42 minutes, 2100 vertical feet total ascent .

Day 2: Carlsbad along the coast , up the La Jolla climb, down along the cobblestone road , around Mission Bay to the finish. 43.2 miles, 2 hours:47 minutes, 1421 vertical feet total ascent.
Team Grouch at the finish line in Mission Bay, San Diego was greeted by loud cheers from Donna.

My post-ride meal - Nachos and Carne Asada in Old Town San Diego.

This ride was in honor of Chis. I admire your untiring positive attitude and courage. One day there will be a cure.
Thank you to

Dr. Steve Schmidt
Dr. Betsy Nguyen
for their generous donation
to the MS Society

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