Multiple Sclerosis Society MS-150 Bike Tour September 13-14, 2003 In New Bern, NC
Cycling the MS-150 was lots of fun. It consisted of two 75-mile loops out of New Bern for a total of 150 miles. An optional 25-mile route was added each day to complete 100 miles that cyclists call a Century trip. Most cyclists that do the Century and lead the tour are experienced and cycle several hundred miles a month. Most are in their 30s and 40s and ride road bikes. I chose to cycle the Century route the first day and 75 miles the second.
The following are photos I took with a $12 Kodak disposable digital camera. I didn't take my good digital camera along for fear it would get wet, vibrate too much or perhaps be damaged in a bike crash (We did have a few).
Dave Wallace 9/21/03
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|Starting line in Union Point Park in New Bern||Dave waiting for start with Cannondale bike||Over 900 cyclists start to gather for start||Roxanne Hall of MS Society and me|
|Lillian H (age 78), oldest female cyclist and Mac Flythe||Flythe's Bike Shop Team||Lunch stop on first day of tour||Bag lunches handed out.|
|Jeremy LeRay and wife Mary Ann, (NBCC members) and me at a rest stop Saturday||Me, Mark Verrill and Bill Edwards (NBCC members) displaying Century patches received||Yoders farm store rest stop Sunday||Mark Verrill and me eating home-made ice cream at Yoders|
|Inspecting gas-driven ice cream machine at Yoders Farm Store||Chow line at Yoders Sunday||Back on the paceline again. One rides a paceline to make good time and use less energy by drafting||Dave, oldest male cyclist (74) meets youngest male cyclist (11) at rest stop on Sunday|
|Unwinding in Union Park after finishing 175 miles||Ready for home. I was so exhausted I could hardly lift my bike into the car.|