|Team Children's Hospital: Me, Teri, Patrick, Steph, and Jeff|
My cousin, Teri, asked me to ride with her when her husband Lou had to back out. Teri's co-worker Patrick's daughter has CF and he is very involved with the local organization. My onus for wanting to ride was to get Teri back on her bike. In high school Teri was a very competitive swimmer and a good runner. In her 20s, she could hold her own on the tri scene. Then came Lou and the kids. She's had several starts and stops in trying to get active again and I want to make sure she maintains her momentum this time. We did a quick ride after work a week ago, and are trying to find time to get out more regularly. She made me SO proud on Saturday. It was her longest ride in over a year and she did it like a trooper, even when we had some hills come our way. Her goal is to be able to do the 60 mile route on the Freedom Ride next summer. My plan is to make sure she does.