So I just wanted to give a final update.
I was the number 2 fundraiser at the whole event. my team (basically my mom and I) raised $5240 and she was the number 3 fundraiser. our team was the second highest team as well!
the ride raised approx. $60,000.00 in it's first year!
First off. Thank you all again for donating. I know I've said it 478 times already. But it means a lot to me.
secondly. the ride report. lets just say you guys got your moneys worth. it was BRUTAL. I swear to god it was one giant hill. the ride was picked in relation to the start/end facility. not so much the terrain. it took me 6 hours to complete the ride. Absolutely brutal. actually it was too brutal. I think it's going to hurt our attendance next year. But that's a different story for another time.
anyway. I drank 2 liters of water, rode for 6 hours, and couldn't walk up the stairs the next day lol.
here's some pics from the event. (we forgot to take a team photo lol)
my mom (on left) and Christine (our 3rd teammate) finishing
one of the signs at the finish line (had Amelia and I on it)
I cant remember her name. But she sponsored the first rest stop. her daughter died 2 years ago at the age of 32.
my buddy shane. his 8 year old daughter Sadie has CF
such a weird disease. despite us and our wives being friends, we can't get the families together since CF kids can't be around each other...
a little cfer (you can tell by the lay and the button. that way other people with CF know to keep their distance.
live music, killer BBQ, Lots of beer at the end... if anyone is interested in joining my team next year please let me know!!!!
and thanks again for all the support!