We had a pretty busy day... and we'll tell you more about it in detail later, but for now here are some highlights.
The day started with a training ride to help get us acclimated to the altitude and to get us acquainted with the infamous switchbacks. It was a beautiful day for a ride (believe it or not, we have actually missed riding since we gave up our bikes almost two weeks ago!), even though it was a tough climb to get to the top of Emerald Bay. Now, we just have to do that again tomorrow plus add another 80 miles in the saddle. No problem!
|Jer and I just after finishing the switchbacks. The view of Emerald Bay was gorgeous!|
|I was super happy that I made it.|
|Shelly, Jenelle, Kui, Trevor, Jer and Dave. Our riding buddies.|
|The boys. Happy to be finished with the switchbacks.|
|See that lake? We ride around that thing tomorrow. NBD.|
|Burgers and Fries for lunch. We earned it. :)|
|We decided to stop at this beach for a little R & R.|
And Jer decided to cool off.
|Shelly and I weren't as daring.|
|Wish you were here.|
|I do love Jamba Juice!|
Conquered the switchbacks
After a great day, we came back and got ready for the inspiration dinner. The LLS holds these dinners before a big event to remind us why we are here. Yes, it's to ride 100 miles... but really, it's for a cause much bigger than just a ride. It really is awesome to be in a room with hundreds of people, watching pictures of all the honored teammates on a big screen and hearing stories from survivors, knowing we are all fighting for one cause... to kick cancer's butt with each and every pedal during the ride tomorrow. And the most humbling part was this - as the TNT members entered the ballroom for dinner, WE were cheered on for what we're doing. There were survivors cheering for us and thanking us... it was crazy, overwhelming, and humbling...
And we couldn't have done this without you.
So from the bottom of our hearts... thank you for your support, encouragement, and for helping us make a difference in the lives of so many.