Rob is Riding the Pan-Mass Challenge
April 9, 2009
April 9, 2009—Not the bicycle commuter he used to be–though still a fan of bike rides–Rob has signed up for this year’s Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC)! He will be riding 163 miles August 1 and 2 (from Wellesley to Provincetown) to raise money for research and cancer treatment at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Center. Anyone wishing to sponsor Rob’s ride (and we thank you!) or wanting more info about the event, go here.
A few people may think he’s crazy to try the PMC. That’s a whole lot of miles in just two days! Training has already begun, and a cushier new saddle purchased. Updates forthcoming.
FIRST UPDATE: I stand corrected. It’s not a “cushier” saddle per se, but a seat sized more specifically for Rob’s derriere. Okay, Rob’s butt. He went to the bike store and had his butt measured. Well, that’s not why he went to the bike store. And no, someone didn’t run a tape measure across his backside. (That’s pretty much what I had pictured.) Instead, he sat on a mushable mold kind of thing, sort of like a Tempur-Pedic pillow, which created an impression of his butt. Two ball bearings were dropped, one on each side of the impression, and at their deepest resting point, the distance between them measured. I had no idea of the science involved. For those who have made it this far, Rob’s butt is officially a medium.
Further updates will not be so anatomically focused.