104 miles in one day…

Lake View to Webster City 104 miles 1657 feet of climb

Day three of #Ragbrai was a tough one.

Not only did we face a 20 MPH headwind most of the way, we opted to do the 23-mile “extra” loop! Yes. I know you’re probably thinking, “What the he–?”

After mile 80-something I was thinking the same thing.

No, really, it was an awesome challenge. I learned something HUGE that day.

I can go on, even when I want to quit.

It’s amazing the strength you find deep down when you’re really challenged. Ever notice that? My thoughts went to Penny who was–at the very moment I was biking–lying in a hospital bed, hooked up to chemo drugs. She would have given anything to be experiencing the pain I was instead of her cancer pain.

Needed a burger and shake after 104 miles!

So, the 104-mile day was for Penny. Those who are struggling with cancer have to keep fighting on. Facing their mountains every single day. I faced mountains and discomfort for five days over Ragbrai–that’s nothing compared to what cancer patients face.

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Krista J. McLaughlin–congrats, you won!

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