It is October 1st. That means only 17 days remain before I leave on the Palmetto Peloton Project’s Challenge to Conquer Cancer ride from Greenville, South Carolina – “The Hills of Hincapie” – to Austin, Texas – “The Land of Lance.” Honestly, I haven’t been that excited about it… until now.
I’m putting the fund raising portion behind me. I certainly welcome any gifts people wish to give (donate here signifying “Jonathan Pait” as your designated rider), but I set this day as my deadline. I won’t be bugging you about it anymore. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t be hearing about the ride!
The attention of this blog will start turning toward this epic ride. I’m sure it will be the focus of this entire month. Over the next few weeks, I will be recalling some of the experiences of last year’s ride and talking about my plans and hopes for the 2009 event.
This year we have five teams. I’m on the Green Team. It includes Jerry Page, Bo Zimmerman, Megan Snyder, and myself. We’re going to have a fun time, but I sure will miss Team One from last year. Joey Sullivan and I are the only returning members of that cast. Joey will be joining the Yellow Team this time around.
This year my main hopes are for safety and that our team will get along well together – both as individuals and riders. After that, I’m aiming to enjoy the time in Austin as the Beautiful Redhead will be joining me there this year. Finally, I hope I’ll once again get to ride with Lance like I was able to do during last year’s LiveSTRONG Challenge 90 mile ride.
This is the last day I’ll ask you