days (August 2nd and 3rd)
for cancer research and treatment at the
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
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|During the opening night dinner in Sturbridge, this woman was one of 278 survivors riding this year.||My brother, Bob, and me at the 6:00 AM start on Saturday. 3,100 of us ready to hit the road.||Her ribbons provided another reminder of why so many of us ride each year.||One playful part of the PMC emerges in the helmet critters that some wear.|
|Humor helps mask the body's aches. This group comes out each year at this water stop to cheer us on.||Coming in to the Maritime Academy in Bourne, 111 miles later, this was one of the signs.||She and her husband (next picture), were another example of how many reasons we have for riding.||So many reasons to ride.|
|I saw this girl coming into the first water stop on Sunday
about 7:00 AM. Goes right to the heart.
|For those who ride to Provincetown each year, these two women are the most recognized symbol of the PMC. Stationed at midway on the last l-o-n-g hill, they are a wonderful sight. Bob and I stop each year for another picture.||Few pass up the chance to take a break on the infamous "ice
couch" at the last water stop before Provincetown.
||Bob and I and his two of his colleagues from work lined up
for a quick chill.
|Averaging 16 mph over the 188 miles, we celebrated our
arrival in P'town.
|The picture of this is in my head and heart: A woman in her 30's stood at the side of the road with her sign that read, "My heart is still beating because of you. Thank you."||Making eye contact with me as I approached, she tapped her closed hand on her heart several times with a look of appreciation and gratitude that will stay with me for years.|
|To read more about this story,
click here: Ripples of a Kindness Remembered
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