While the weatherman was calling for rain yesterday we only got about 5 minutes of rain over the 6 hour 160km Ride for Karen circuit yesterday. It was a great experience for a great cause but talk about challenging. Not having done the ride before I really didn't know what to expect. Unlike the relatively flat Ride to Conquer Cancer, this baby has hills, and lots of them. Not being a real fan of hills (is anybody?) I struggled from time to time, but you when you think about the cause your riding for it puts everything in perspective and makes you thankful you can even be on a bike with legs burning doing about 12 km/h up the umpteenth hill of the day. All very gratifying. Special thanks to Dave Ogilvie who assisted greatly in helping me get pushed over the top of my $1000.00 fundraising goal. Thanks to all BCCers who have assisted me in becoming a stronger and hopefully better rider over the last two seasons. I know I could not have done this ride without the Saturday and Sunday rides with the club. Thanks guys!

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Comment by Jeff N on September 13, 2010 at 5:48pm
Well done Dave! The Ride for Karen is a great event. Glad to hear you had a successful day.
Comment by Alexx Hooper on September 13, 2010 at 7:37pm
Dave, I'm glad you enjoyed the ride (mostly... darn hills!). It is indeed a great cause. You're a very strong rider, and I can't imagine 160km being a problem for you. Well done.
Comment by Kerri on September 14, 2010 at 1:37pm
Ride for Karen is a great event, am glad that you enjoyed it! I had the boys out for the kids' fun ride and they had a blast! Amazing to see all the fun stuff they put together for the little ones - makes it a great family event. Congrats on a great ride!
Comment by Dave Ogilvie on September 15, 2010 at 11:40am
Dave-

Congratulations! It's such a great ride and I was sorry that I couldn't make it out this year. It is challenging- but worth the battle for such an outstanding cause. All the best and well done! DaveO.

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