Here's the Saturday night update on the Ride.
Jim, the boys and I saw Lisa and Jodie off at 7:30 this morning. Around 12:30, we all met up again at the finish line in Niagara Falls, including Mom and Sheila and Rick (Jodie's mom and step-father). We were well positioned to see Lisa cross the finish line about an hour later, with Jodie only a few minutes behind.
For me, the best part of the weekend was seeing cancer survivors cross the finish line. Survivors were identified by a yellow flag flying behind their bike. Each time one went by I got a little choked up. The other best part was seeing the bike storage area Saturday night, with all the yellow flags poking up amongst a sea of bikes.
By the way, I should mention that I registered for the 2009 Ride to Conquer Cancer. I have to pick a fundraising goal. I'm thinking, maybe $10,000.
Here's a few photos from late Saturday and Sunday.
Lisa at the Saturday finish line.
Sam showing his colours.
Jodie (blue) and Lisa (yellow) at the Sunday start line.
And they're off!
Mom, Lisa and me at the finish line.
Me, Jodie, Jamie and Sam at the finish line.
Riders head the last few yards to the finish line.