Ride of Silence


The first hot day of the year, the temperature hit 93 degrees. I timed my day to start a 60 mile ride at noon before heading up to Rockville for the Ride of Silence. Big mistake.

I headed out on the W&OD from Dunn Loring out to Clark’s Gap. Being so hot I didn’t have enough water. After 60 miles I was pretty well drained but looked forward to a brief meal before the Ride of Silence. A 70 minute trip on the Beltway to go 13 miles changed all that.

When I got to Rockville I went to 7-Eleven and got a quart of chocolate milk and a Snickers bar. Then rode to the town center. I arrived the same time jacyna herbal viagra https://willcoxwinecountry.org/linkedin/case-control-studies/47/ enter site propecia side effects trump online readable books https://themauimiracle.org/bonus/viagra-satisfaction/64/ martin luther king jr writing paper Viagra Yuma follow is viagra or cialis an approved prescription by medicaid https://projectathena.org/grandmedicine/aricept-live-expectancy/11/ pfizer viagra patents https://reflectionsbodysolutions.com/doctor/como-se-fabrica-la-viagra/82/ go site https://dnaconnexions.com/last/silagra-per-nachnahme/25/ http://hyperbaricnurses.org/14944-viagra-sales-astralia/ see url see viagra femenino en farmacias espaolas cialis 5mg moins cher go https://www.arvadachamber.org/verified/recreative-coursework/49/ follow url a free macbeth essay viagra with overnight shipping source co2 effect on essay actavis syrup online pharmacy forma de tomar el cialis https://sdchirogroup.com/savings/cialis-leachville/33/ Bob and Eveline Roberts arrived.

Wear red arm band if you have been hit by a car. I earned this one in Charles Town, WV in July, 2012.

Bob and Eveline are the parents of the late Jamie Roberts, killed on a cancer ride on June 13, 2014, in Kentucky. The ride organizer, David Merkin, asked Bob to say a few words. Before rolling out there was a report from WHHG TV who also interviewed Bob and Eveline.

At 7:00 p.m. we rolled out, with a police escort, through downtown Rockville. Someone saw our bikes, probably 30-40, and yelled out and ask if this was an organized event. A rider yelled back – “Yes, this is the Ride of Silence!”

Although it was supposed to average 10 mph, we averaged 12-13 mph. At one point going up an incline my heart rate hit 165 bpm. Wow!

We rode 10 miles, in less than an hour. We never put a foot down thanks to the Rockville police.