The carrot, of course, is really a donut. Who wouldn't ride 21 miles to be able to partake of as many donuts as you want every 7 miles?
In fact, the more donuts you inhale, the better your time at the end of the race. "Why?", you ask. Perhaps the empty calories give you the burst of energy you need to keep pedaling, but for each donut you eat, you shave 3 minutes off your time! (As if I need an incentive)
I've been training for this race by going to the air-conditioned gym, sitting safely on a stationary bike, and pedaling as fast as I can while watching TV. To really train, I think I'll take a few donuts with me next time!
Many members of my family will be participating, thanks to my daughter, Camille, for informing us of this fun race. Hey, did I mention that it's also for a good cause? Proceeds from this year’s race go to support LiveStrong, the Lance Armstrong Foundation, Amber Alert ID, and Youth Scholarships.
The hubs will be there with his recumbent bike!
That seat is just like a big, comfy, recliner!
I get to ride my daughter's bike, "Harry". (Short for Harry Connick Jr.)
My plan is to ditch Harry, half way through the race, climb on the recliner with Andy and while he's pedaling his little guts out, we'll sail across the finish line with both of my sticky, donut filled hands punching the air!
It's not too late for you to join us! Go here to learn more about the race! Would love to see you there!
(I hope they have e x p a n d a b l e shirts!)