Our Monday ride day was absolutely amazing! We woke up super early and packed up all of our belongings since today was move day. After a quick breakfast, several of our DaVita Rx Tour DaVita riders were able to head out on the ride by 6:50. Thanks to the amazing backroads tech for getting my bike back to 100%, todays ride was much more smooth. Since I wasn’t having to get off the bike every 3 miles to fix my chain, I held a much better time today thankfully. I did have a slight accidental detour which added about 1.8 miles to my overall mileage, but luckily it wasn’t an extreme amount. I was so happy to run into my mom and son on the route about 5 miles before lunch. They are such great cheerleaders. 🙂 After hanging out with them for a bit, I headed out for lunch. At lunch, I was so glad to spend some time with many members of our team. We had one teammate who was chased by a dog and after the dog ran into her, she wrecked her bike and actually broke the bike. She is such a champion that she waited until they could bring her a backup bike so that she could finish off the ride! Between lunch and the next rest stop, we passed some of the most breathtaking views! No picture can do the view justice.
The last 16 miles of the 67 mile route was intense. Thankfully from the amazing teamwork with another DaVita Rx rider, we made it through the challenging hills in the last part of the ride. My goal for today was to finish the 67 mile route and give my mom and my son an opportunity to watch me cross the finish line. I was over the moon excited to see their excitement at me finishing. 🙂 It’s such a privilege to attempt to make them proud in the way that they have made me proud cheering on and supporting our riders out on the route and at the finish line. Here is me and my son Ryo shortly after finishing. He stole my ride glasses!!
Once again, I was so lucky to be able to watch a handful of riders from my team cross the finish line. Our DaVita Rx riders CRUSHED IT today!!!! We had the following achievements:
14 people completing the 100 mile ride – 6 of these 14, this is their first Tour DaVita
7 completing the 67 mile ride
14 riders completing distances between 51 miles and 40 miles
15,077 miles completed today by all DaVita Rx riders!!!!
I am so proud of our group!!
My mom and Ryo even made the slideshow that played during dinner. 🙂 Tonight in the program, there were so many tears shed as they played a video about Matthew Purvis. <3 Everything about Tour DaVita is always so amazing and I can’t imagine ever not being a part of it. Maybe next year I will see if I can redshirt or help out in some way. We have one more day of riding ahead of us. Please pray for safety, strength and willpower for all of our riders to make it through the final ride day tomorrow. We love your support!