While not official, it is decided.
I'm doing the Nightmare. I haven't yet decided if I'm going to do 175 miles or 200, but I'm going to be riding that day.
Why, and For Whom
When Lancaster County refused to pass the Library funding referendum, I was furious. I firmly believe the statements made by the library system:
How do I know this? I'm only the son of a Guatemalan immigrant who didn't know English when he came to the U.S.. For both of us, libraries have been a major part of our education. We take advantage of the opportunities.
If I can raise money for the library system by riding many miles, I am happy to do so.
What does cycling have to do with libraries?
Nothing. I don't know why people donate money to those participating in athletic activities. But if that's what it takes to get the complacent, stingy people of our county to actually give money to the public libraries, then I'll do it.
Within a week or two, I expect to have a website online, along with Paypal donate options and my training information. But for now, I'm just trying to get back into the routine now that I'm back from Virginia.
I rode 3.5 hours today and covered a lot of ground. If I keep it up, I think things will go well. Wish me luck!