Monday, May 22, 2006

He Did It!

Dennis did it - he rode his bicycle 105 miles from Beaverton to Pacific City on Saturday! The ride was uneventful for Dennis and his partner Matt. No flat tires, no mechanical problems, no wrecks.

They rolled into the finish at about 4:20 and we were so excited, all I managed was a single blurry photo:

Here's the stats:
Miles: 105.40 from the Beaverton Transit Center to Pacific City
Total time, including stops: 10:03:06
Total time, excluding stops: 8:26:59
Average Speed: 14.3 mph
Total ft ascended: 3488
Total ft descended: 3543
Weather: Despite the forecast of rain, it was beautiful and sunny.
Best things about the ride: beautiful weather, beautiful scenery, completed it!
Worst thing on the ride: The bee that landed in Matt's helmet and stung him

Many thanks to those who read my previous entry and made a donation!!

We are all very proud of Dennis and his amazing achievement!


Patry Francis said...

Congrats to Dennis! What a feat.

michi said...


love the drawings!!

orolobx, m

lorguru said...

Congratulations to your husband. How nice to see the whole family's encouragement, too!

Ginger said...

I'm proud of your sweetie! Sorry I wasn't able to contribute, but as an asthma sufferer, I offer my humble thanks and congratulations on Dennis's contribution.

Hope you're well. Miss you.

Sharon Hurlbut said...

Patry, Michi, Lauren, and Ginger - thank you all for stopping and leaving comments! All the moral support and good will were instrumental in Dennis' success.

anabela santiago said...

You don't know me but I just want to share my feelings and tell you I really miss this sense of togetherness,dedication and warmth! Can't find them around here.
I like the drawings very much! ;)
anabela - Portugal

Sharon Hurlbut said...

Thank you, anabela! It's nice to meet you. Stop by anytime.