Camp Smile A Mile has a fund raising ride each year. Each rider has to have atleast $250 to enter the race. Some or maybe all of the riders are sponsored but I guess if you wanted to you could just put up the money and ride.
But to my hurt feeling. I go down to watch the riders come in from their 152 mile ride. I am expecting to see a beaten group of riders which look like they are on deaths door. But the riders look like they just got off the couch and had ridden about a block to the coffee shop. They were walking around and talking and having a good ole time. They averaged 15 mph for the entire trip. I have a hard time averaging 15 mph for my daily 20 mile ride. So my hat is off to these great riders and I just have to go and think this over.
The good news is that there were about 60 riders in the group and each riders entry fee paid for one kid with cancer to go to camp for a week.
Oh and I did not see a single brooks saddle on any bikes. Some seemed to have rock hard seats like a time trial bike or something of that sort. I would have to be paid a lot of money to get me to just sit on my bike for 10 hours. I am afraid that my saddle would become a buttocks implant in that length of time.
I guess that I am overly impressed but I am having a hard time understanding how someone could ride this far and still appear to be fresh.