Sunday, September 11, 2016

To the Moon and Back Again

Ah, cycling. When it comes to riding, and especially riding for a good cause, it suddenly feels completely normal to drive hours to the middle of nowhere, camp overnight at a rodeo grounds, wake up at 6 am on a Saturday to frosty temperatures, mount a trusty two-wheeled steed, and ride, ride, ride.

This weekend brought To the Moon and Back Again, a ride in the High Uintas benefiting Rapha House, an organization that rescues kids from and works to prevent sex trafficking.

We woke up to frost on the ground, so I put on multiple layers of merino and chose from my wide array of mittens that I carry to every ride.  Steve put on... arm warmers. We have different ideas about appropriate attire for 30-degree temperatures.

And we were off! We rode with 7 of our friends from Team C4C and enjoyed a challenging but wonderful day of riding.

The whole course was 95 miles long with an ascent of 5,250 feet - it was a very big day and we were fortunate to have beautiful weather and good friends and a great cause to keep us going.

We made it all the way to the Moon (Lake) and back again!

Next week we conquer the Tour de Donut. That ride plays to our strengths a little better than all that climbing :)

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