Today was the Portland area’s Worst Day of the Year Bike Ride. There is a 16 mile and a 45 mile ride. I opted for the 16. While I have done one other official Bike Ride in Portland, this was one by myself and with my new bike. It’s also the first during my getting healthy kick. I ended up meeting a friend of mine at the end, he did the 45 mile version. That was fun. I did see the SPL & SM from a local Troop. Truth be told, I recognized the SPL, but I could not place him. I ended up saying hello after I realized. It was good to catch-up with them.
The event was great. I got there a tad early. Right when the Die-Hards left. Then came my group. The families and goofy dressed and semi-not-hard-core. The Event is in their 11th year and was organized great. There were 3 rest stations along the way. I did not stop at the first one since I was just getting going. Though the Hot Chai did help. The second one in NE Portland was great. It was a good stop since I needed a break. That was about 8 miles.
Towards the end, my family kept calling me asking me where I was. It ended up that they were waiting for me along the route and held up a banner. That was totally awesome. Very inspiring.
So, while this post has nothing to do about Scouting, it was about getting out and doing something that I normally would not do. Plus it was about fitness.