Each September 11th, I ride 343 miles to commemorate the 343 firefighters who died during the attacks in 2001. This year, my ride will be held on the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring track. It is 9:15 p.m. and I am about to hit the bed for the night. I am in for a LOOOOOng day tomorrow and had hoped to be in bed already. But as always, there are a thousand things to take care of and they are all last minute.
Tommorow it will be be up at about 4:30 a.m., have a quick bowl of twigs and branches, fuel the van, buy lots of ice, and head for the speedway. Once I'm there, i'll set up the shade, fill up the tires and try to get on the bicycle by 7 a.m. In reality, it doesn't really matter how much sleep I get, you're always tired by midnight. Hopefully the wind will be calm and I can peel off each hundred in less than six hours.
See everyone in the morning! And try to remember our fallen firefighters on the 11th!