Monday, March 9, 2015

Challenge accepted!

"No one has the authority to limit you". Ben Saunders, North Pole skier, 2005.

25 participants from 13 states have checked in and confirmed that they are taking on one of the four ways to win this month-long cycling challenge. We have new riders, long distance riders, riders from the east coast, west coast, south, northeast and southwest. 

The States represented:
  • Connecticut
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Maryland
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington

We are riding indoors, outdoors, in sunlight and at night, in sunshine and in snow. The Facebook group ( is abuzz with stats, good humor, encouragement and daily stories of step by step progress. 
Will  we all make it to the end? Time will tell.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.

― Calvin Coolidge
The view from Mill Mountain, Virginia.

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