#beatcancer Ride to St. Pete – Day 27
Today we headed west from Titusville on our way back across Florida to get closer to that 2800 mile mark! It was of course another great day in Florida for biking, even had the opportunity to bike a few miles in the Orlando area with a classmate from West Point. We finished the ride today after about 95 miles in The Villages, FL and will press onward tomorrow to St. Petersburg in time to be a part of the 2011 Illuminated Night Parade that takes place downtown and along the waterfront.
We spent the evening with some very dear friends of mine, The Harrington’s (whom I refer to as Mom and Pop) because they were like parents to me as I was growing up. Their son and I were classmates at West Point and it was just a great pleasure to be able to stop and visit with them. Mom cooked a great homemade meal of steak sandwiches, coleslaw, potato salad and root beer floats for dessert! The best meals are always the meals cooked with love…thanks mom!
Pop is a cancer survivor himself and although I don’t know much about his story, I’m grateful that his life was spared and that he is healthy today to share his experiences with others. We must all do our part to make people accountable for their health.
As we get ready to conclude this ride we just want to remind everyone of the mission once again. We set out to ride for 28 days, 2800 miles, in support of the 28 million battling cancer today worldwide and we did just that! Please support us and make your $28 donation today, all donations will be used to expand our programs in 2011, including our Children’s Fighter of the Race program. See you all at the track in St. Pete!