This was my view last night as my bike and I waited out a thunderstorm under the Columbia Railroad Bridge, along the Schuylkill River. Yeah, honestly it was pretty awesome.
OK, I don't really recommend cycling in dangerous thunderstorms and plan to check the NOAA weather advisories in the future. But what compelled me to go riding when I could see there was rain comin'?
Five guys from P'unk Avenue are riding in the Bike MS City to Shore Ride, a benefit for multiple sclerosis research and treatment. On Saturday, September 24th, starting bright and early at six o'clock in the morning, Rick John Jake Tom and Geoff will pedal their butts off from Philly to Ocean City, New Jersey. That's 75 miles.
Why are we doing this? Well, because it's awesome, of course. But also because multiple sclerosis brings healthy people in the prime of life to their knees. It is a terribly unfair thing, and we welcome the opportunity to do something to call attention to it and support research and treatment.