Long Ride Remembering a Friend

>> Saturday, November 28, 2015

My buddy Jamey emailed a few of us a week ago. He wanted to go for a ride this past Wednesday in memory of our college buddy Aaron who passed away exactly 1 year before (Nov 25).

Aaron, Nora, and baby Ralph.

Jamey and I met near downtown Mpls, rode south along the river past Minnehaha Falls, past Lake Nokomis, around Lake Harriet and Calhoun, hopped on the Greenway, and worked our way back toward downtown to drop Jamey off at work. We biked around 20 miles together, and with some extra riding on the way home, I ended up with over 30 miles on the day.

I posted this on Instagram after our ride:

Caption: "Got an email from Jamey a few days ago saying we should ride.
Today is the 1-year anniversary of our college buddy Aaron's passing,
so we rode with Spider-Man in his honor. Miss you Aaron."

If you remember, Aaron revealed in his obituary that he was Spider-Man. And he was the one who inspired the "24 Hour Relay for Aaron" last December. Click that link if you want to see his obituary. And click here for the relay "race report" from last year where we carried that same Spider-Man figurine over 175 miles in 24 hours (and raised about $4k for Nora and Ralphie).

Aaron, we miss you buddy.

p.s. This ride put me at over 200 miles on the month. That's the biggest mileage month since May of 2010. We'll see if I can get out on Monday for a few more miles to break THAT record too.


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