* * * * *I pedaled into Eilat last Monday afternoon, about 275 miles after leaving Shavei Tzion, on Israel's northern coast. That ended a journey that I didn't think would be possible this year, and I am truly fortunate to have completed.
I can't begin to express what it meant to me to do the ride this year -- words can't describe it. As I prepared for the ride, and for each of the 275 miles that I rode in Israel, all of the friends and family who have reached out to me these past months were the wind at my back. You made sure that I was never alone. Thank you for all of your love, encouragement, prayers, and support, I truly appreciate it.
The photo below was taken at the beach in Eilat -- I'd come a long way in the 5 1/2 months since my surgery!
I am already registered for the 2013 Israel Ride. One thing that I've learned this year is that we never know what tomorrow holds. That said, I look forward to riding both the Israel Ride and the PMC again next year. Unlike this year, I hope they won't be 'miracle rides', or impossible dreams, just good rides for great causes. That would be exciting!