One September Day in 2008 I decided I would ride my bike up the side of
Mount Washington--the highest peak on the East Coast. At the time, I was
49 years old, fifty pounds overweight, and an amputee. Of those three
things, two will change.
On Saturday, August 20, 2011 I will bike up Mount Washington, a 7.6 mile all-uphill race to the summit of the highest peak in the northeastern United States. I'll be 52 then, and I'll be tipping the scales at around 180. The leg thing, however, I just gotta deal with. If you would like to read about my adventures getting ready for this ride, you can visit my blog: uphillrider.wordpress.com
Here's the stuff they had here already. It's kind of important, too:
The Mt. Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb is the largest annual fundraiser for Tin Mountain Conservation Center. You can help me support a great environmental organization, Tin Mountain Conservation Center, which has provided environmental education to over 75,000 students, campers and individuals throughout schools and communities in Northern New Hampshire and western Maine for over 30 years.
Tin Mountain Conservation Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit providing education programs that foster greater awareness and understanding of the natural environment for school children, adults, and families. Since it was founded in 1980 by Barbara Rockwell Henry and David Henry in Jackson, NH, the Center has offered hands-on programs in the schools, at summer camps, and within communities throughout northern New Hampshire and western Maine. To see a sample of our work with students, click here.