Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Pedaling Centuries To DC
My bike pal Ellen Pierson is cranking out those miles on the Long Ride of the Police Unity Tour, which is taking her from Jacksonville to Washington, DC.
She pumped out 115 miles on Sunday and another 119 miles on Monday in South Carolina. She also informed me she burned 4742 calories as she pedaled 16.4 mph Monday.
Ellen says, "We met with several survivors of SC officers that had been killed in the line of duty. I had met several of these folks before at past rides. The families are so thankful for us honoring their loved ones. We enjoyed lunch at the FOP lodge with local law enforcement officers.
"We then pedaled our way to Georgetown, SC where we met with the Chief of Police and several other survivors. We were treated to a lovely dinner at the Police Department and homemade desserts from area familes. Officers from Mrytle Beach with join us on the 75 mile ride on May 4 to their city."
Stay safe Ellen!