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Habitat500 Training Tip #12

Posted: 2009-04-27 00:00:00

Looking back to past rides we found this fun letter. It was written by Nathan's daughter, Katie, after she rode in the Habitat500 when she was just 13 years old. We hope it inspires laughter, joy, and a renewed sense of commitment.


On the first day of the bike ride we drove into sandstone. When we got to the high school we saw some people who my parents apparently knew. They talked for a long time. While I was waiting I met Chuck. He told me that he was the guy who drove the gear truck. Then my mom introduced me to Sara Wesling and Brianna. They were really nice. We had the nightly news then my parents and I set up the tent and went to bed.

On the first real day of riding we got up really early. My dad said we had to be first in line. Although we were not first in line we were second and got to go in early. Once we managed to get our bike out of the school (which was tricky) we went out and got our picture taken. After that every one left altogether. When we got to rest stop #1 we ate really quick and left first. We were riding alone for a while before the fast people caught up to us. We were in the front for most of the rest of the day. When we got past the next two rest stops we found that they had failed to mention that the last few miles were straight up hill. We made it though.

When we got in we got fresh cold water bottles. We drank them. After I took a shower I went to find something to do. I met the people who did the nightly news. They were really nice and let me stay and watch them make the news. Then my parents and I went to McDonalds. I got a Sprite; boy did that hit the spot. I took a nap in the tent after that. When I got up it was almost time for supper. We had hamburgers, they were good. After that we got ice cream, I LOVE ice cream!! Then we went and watched the nightly news. The story of the day was an egg ranch.

Check back next week for the next installment of Katie's letter!