Hello ALL !!! First ... I have absolutely no idea what day I was tryimg to write last night ... "Obliviously" I meant THURSDAY !!! ;) Last night was spent at a dear friends in Elizabeth , CO, Page and Terry Ball. It was so good to spend a little time with them and Page is coming out to Telluride on Thursday to spend the last half of the tour giving support and encouragement ... I'm certain it will be needed by then !!! ;)
After leaving Terry and Page's about 11:00 a.m. today, we took a liesurely ride around the Rockies seeing some and traveling over some impressive "hills" !!! None of which I will be riding this week ... THANKFULLY !!! ;) We finally arrived in Durango, CO about 7:00 p.m. and checked into the same hotel I stayed at last June while I was waiting on my Tri Glide to be repaired and for two nights after my accident before flying home. I am MORE than glad it is this year than last !!!
Tomorrow I will complete my trek to Montrose, CO to register for this years Bike Tour of Colorado. Also tomorrow ... I will be traveling, in reverse, the three BIG climbs I will be taking on Monday !!! I know already they are going to be a challenge and part of me is obviously excited while a small portion of my psyche honestly has a little trepidation. In the long run , I think that is good ... NOT being overly confident while not withering in complete angst and anxiety either. Time will tell and all I am sure of is that I have trained hard and long for this event and failure is NOT an option. The fact I am here and riding proves to myself anyway ... that I am already successful just being here to ride and compete ... even if my competition is only against myself !!!
And I KNOW I have so many people riding with me !!! Noit only all my friends living with MS but so many others thgat have been there over the years to support and encourage me !!! I am truly a blessed man to have such friends !!! As this adventure is just beginning it is NOT too late to call, text and/or ermail your friends and family and have them join US in this most special event !!!
And as always ... I will continue to ask for prayers and support as this journey begins !!! I am so well aware of many folks both pushing and pulling me over these big and most beautiful mountains !!! And as I struggle over these next few days ... PLEASE consider making even a small tax deductable donation to the MSAV and mail it to the address on the face page of www,msride.org
And with that request, my friends, I will leave you this evening but I ask you to return tomorrow to continue this most excellent adventure with me !!! I will NEVER be riding alone as long as I have at least one of you giving me your supporft !!! And for that ... I thank each of you !!! So untill tomorrow ... rest well and have a goiod day and weekend !!! And please mdo not hesitate to drop me a line of support and encouragement as I love to hear from my friends !!! ;) Kenny