This weekend I took part in the Waves to Wine 2014 ride for the National MS Society. I took the century option (104 miles) starting from Cow Palace in San Francisco and finished at Ronert Park in Sonoma County. Not only was this an amazing experience and a personal goal of mine to complete a century ride, but I was also able to ride for an awesome cause.
I ended up riding 109.1 miles in total due to slight detour that I took (luckily it was only a couple of miles). In addition to a couple of rest stops, I also had take an unexpected stop as my GoPro was vibrating so much, it broke off its connector while I was riding. Luckily, I was able to re-connect the GoPro directly to the bike mount instead of the intermediate adapter (whew). The ride took a total of 7hrs and 41minutes to complete, I think I probably could have finished it in 7.5hrs flat if it was not for the detour!
Lastly, I would like to say thank you to all my fellow VMware colleagues and Virtualization community members (listed below) for your support and donations. With your help, I was able to fund-raise a grand total of $6,206 for the National MS Society! As a small token of my appreciation, I have put together a short video highlighting my 7hr ride into a couple of minutes (make sure to watch the entire video :)) and I hope you enjoy it!
BikeMS: Waves To Wine 2014 from lamw on Vimeo.
Thank you very much to the following folks who donated:
Susan Gudenkauf and Family
The Delgado Family
The Murray Family