Days 3 & 4 of the Anchor House Ride were nothing short of BRUTAL!
On Day 3 we rode 75 miles of long, difficult hills but we made it through. We ventured through the “Grand Canyon,” saw signs for the “Jersey Shore” and found a bar that sold “legal drinks.” **See all the pictures below for explanation! **
The scenery continued to showcase beautiful hills and landscapes to help pass the time and to date, we have yet to have any injuries on this ride! Fingers crossed we continue to have a smooth, injury-free ride!
Moving on to Day 4, it was a killer. Due to the heat and impending rain, the ride was shortened to 38 miles but it was a difficult 38 miles. Our bodies were drenched in sweat and the heat made the ride extremely challenging.
We started the day off at 6 am to help cover as many miles as we could before the rain and heat got too bad. In order to not have any health issues, our entire team made sure we were all hydrated at all times. In this type of heat you just can’t risk it.
Even though the heat proved to be challenging, it’s not going to be as difficult as what the next remaining days will be. With temperatures hitting over 100, our bodies will be challenged beyond belief but it’s what makes us all appreciate what we are doing. We’re doing a challenging ride for charity because the children of Anchor House deal with challenges far worse that what we will on this 500-mile trek. It’s the children that keeps us pushing and pedaling, even in 100 degree heat.
Even though we will be dealing with some of the hottest conditions I have ever rode it, I want you to remember the importance of this ride and how every donation makes an incredible difference for each and every child of Anchor House. So while I am pedaling up and down hills across pavement temperatures of over 100 degrees, I hope that you can help me reach my goal of $5,000 before Saturday.
A sincere thank you to everyone who has donated thus far! If you would like to donate and help me hit my goal, please click here or go to: https://anchorhouseride.rallybound.org/PhillipCooper to do so.
Check out all of my pictures from Days 3 & 4 below.