Sunday, May 3, 2009

MS150 cut to MS72

Well, The Alpha and ManBoy were having a pretty good Day 1 on the Bike MS ride, but it was cut short when a storm blew through the area just as they reached the last breakpoint of the day. They had already decided not to camp at the overnight site, which we knew was the right call when camping was officially canceled. And not long after we got home for the evening, about the time the hail started to fall on the next morning's starting line, Day 2 of the ride was canceled.

The National MS Society wrote in an email announcing the cancellation, "As we've seen this weekend, our North Texas weather is just like MS: unpredictable." True. In fact, it didn't rain today after all -- though I still think the severity of yesterday's and last night's storms justified the calling-off of the event. (Just as Mid-Life Rookie and I were leaving to pick up our riders, the Cowboys had a bit of a problem a couple of suburbs over.) ManBoy is disappointed that he doesn't get to answer the "What'd you do this weekend?" question with "Rode my bike 150 miles," but he had a very good time with the 72, so I'm certain he will find another opportunity.

Thanks to everyone who offered support, whether it was as a part of the online cheering section or as a donor. The money raised still goes to fight MS, and that was the real goal. Not all the numbers are final yet, but it looks like our two guys topped $1,600 together!

5 comments:

Korean Cowgirl said...

Yay! I am so glad that were able to raise that much to help MS sufferers. I am also glad they both made safe decisions to keep themselves out of harm's way. Way to go for their efforts too! The sentiment is what counts.

RevAnne said...

Well done and glad they were safe. Grieving for those who suffered injury and loss.

karlajean said...

Awesome on the ride. 72 miles is pretty amazing.

zorra said...

Well, for goodness' sake. You know the same thing happened here, except here it was the first day's ride that was cancelled. I'm glad they enjoyed that 72 miles.

Michelle said...

Yay!