You don’t realize how much emotion you invest in something like the Challenge to Conquer Cancer ride until it is over.  The ride was physically taxing, but more than that it was emotional.  Emotional because of the dynamics of seven people being crammed in a KIA minivan with luggage – and occasionally a bicycle.  Emotional because of the realization of the cause for which we rode.

Getting home I’ve found it hard to get back in the swing of things.  While trying to focus on a task my mind will wander to some thought from the previous week that will make me chuckle or I’ll catch myself nodding as the effort of the week catches up with me.  All this will pass, I know.  In some ways, I am more than ready to move on.  In other ways, I want to get back on the road.

The Palmetto Peloton Project is a great organization that this year raised over 200,000 dollars to fight cancer.  I am thankful to have been able to be a part of it over the last two years.  While my future plans may change, I’ll always be a supporter of Kevin Dunn and Ron Jerina as they continue this battle.

Thanks to all of you – especially Team Green, aka, “Team Awesome”.

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About Jonathan Pait

Jonathan started riding mountain bikes in the early 1990s. After discovering the ride can start at the end of his driveway, he moved to the road in 2006. Little did he know that first pedal stroke would lead him on an adventure that has become much larger than the bicycle.