Sunday is the big day. It's the National Capital Area's Tour de Cure in support of the American Diabetes Association. At this point, I am riding the half century (+4 miles) plus an additional ten or so miles from my house to the start/finish and back home which will equal a metric century. It'll be the farthest distance I've ridden even if I'm able to do only the "official" route. I'm nervous about this -- dull surprise -- but I will ride with the knowledge that the donors to my fundraising efforts and the people for whom I riding in memory of and in honor of will be with me in spirit.
I made these tags to attach to my bike as a visual reminder of those who
live and have lived with diabetes. If you donated and wish for me to
include the name(s) of someone(s) special, please let me know in the
comments or by email (melaniesuzanne AT gmail DOT com).
to everyone who has donated and/or cheered me on. You are all fantastic
people and my life (and the lives of those who will be helped by the
ADA) are better for knowing you.