Without Retinitis Pigmentosa would I be cycling 75 miles on the back of a tandem with Steve on this beautiful crisp day appreciating the sounds and smells of this beautiful valley? Perhaps.
We rode the MS 150 ride with approximately 3000 other riders. Some indicated on their # that they were riding with MS and other people had formed teams in support of a colleague or friend who had MS. It was a reminder of what can be done as we pull together.
We started in Logan, Utah rode through Franklin, Idaho and then back to Logan.
We were on our own this year to take pictures.
Cycling and Retinitis Pigmentosa have some similarities for me: Appreciate and Be in the Moment. On a long ride I can get caught up in asking Steve - okay, how many miles have we gone, let's see we need to be done at such and such, instead of stepping back and enjoying the ride. For some time, I think I experienced Retinitis Pigmentosa in that way. It feels great to step back and enjoy the ride with its ups and downs. (Often I know we don't get to have our say but if so I vote for gradual up and downs not the drastic climbs or drops, thank you!)
Thank you, thank you to our friends who cared for Cricket for the day.