Pelotonia 2009

Here are pictures from the Pelotonia charity bike race I participated in on Saturday. Proceeds went to the James Cancer Hospital at OSU. I rode 25 miles, but some riders went 50, 100, or 180 miles. The 180 mile riders ended up in Athens.

I woke up at 5:15 to get ready, and arrived there at about 6:15.

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The race began near the intersection of Olentangy River Road and Lane Avenue. There were thousands of people everywhere. Lots of free food.

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Here I am in my Vorys team Jersey.

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There were so many riders that those of us in the back had to wait 10-15 minutes to start moving after the race started.

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It was fun riding on roads downtown without having to worry about traffic. There were lots of people there to cheer us on.

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Riding through a small town near the end of my portion of the race. Notice the friendly woman waving on the left.

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We ended up in the parking lot of a gym/senior center. Lots of local restaurants had stalls set up and gave out plenty of free breakfast food. I wasn’t very tired and I sort of wished I had signed up for a longer ride, but that would also require raising more money.

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