I've done the 100 mile GFNY race from NYC to the top of Bear Mountain and back twice and placed in the top 25% both times on a $7000 bike (which I sold for rent shortly there after). At 20 miles left to go in the last one, I vaguely remember thinking to myself, "when I'm done with this, I'm never biking that far again." Fast forward a few years and I'm back in NYC and kind of back on my feet (thanks EPIC Hybrid Training!!). And I'm back on a bike. A Citi bike that is. I've literally fallen in love with biking again. Now I could rent a fancy sub 16 pound beast of a bike for a day to ride the GFNY, which always falls on my birthday weekend, again and hopefully get that top 25%, but I am tired of being just good and it's been a while since I tested myself. I'm a huge fan of David Goggins (google him). What would DG do here? It would probably look like this: just grab any bike and do it. Well, I do have a Citi Bike membership (and I like breaking rules) which gives me access to a whole stable of 45 pound, three gear bikes for my choosing. Come May 20th I will be at the starting line with 5000 other spandex bike weenies on a blue beast. I ask you to consider donating a dollar for every mile ridden to one of two charities supporting veterans and their families. This is motivation for me to get in as many miles - if not all 100 of them- in. May 21 (maybe the 22nd if I can't move) I'll update this page with however many miles ridden. If you're a cyclist, I'd love some company along the ride. I'm pretty confident I'll be the last one on the course.