The Glover's 3rd Annual "Men of the Harvest" Fitness Challenge
What a ride! Once again it is hard to put into words what it is like to ride a bicycle 160 miles. Your body goes through a full range of emotions. You experience exhilarating highs and mind-warping lows. We all had our moments of frustration. Chuck had four flats and leg cramps. Ken had a sore knee at one point. Demetrius, the amazing star of our ride, had "new riders" frustration. Unbeknownst to Chuck and Ken his longest ride before R.A.I.N. was 25 miles. Oh, he gave it up for the Harvest Girls and WE ARE PROUD OF HIM!!!! Towards the end he even encouraged one rider who was walking because he thought he had nothing left. Demetrius, although empty himself, told the guy to get back on his bike and to just keep pedaling. That rider finished with severe dehydration but found Demetrius just to thank him. When Demetrius crossed the finish line and just before taking his medal he pointed to the heavens, got off his bike, kneeled down, and kissed the ground.
"While we care about the welfare of all youth we just demonstrated that men ought to be the first to give a helping hand to the most endangered of society....inner-city young women. We know these young ladies will not forget and will be the first to seek to help others and demand that their own male children act as protectors of women."
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The "Warmup" (Day 1)
160 Miles of Leg-Burning Cycling (We All Finished)
The "Workout" Results (Day 2 * Due to leg fatigue Demetrius, a non-cyclist, did not participate in Day 2's events)
The "Cool Down" (Day 2)
60 Flights of Stairs for Chuck and 55 Flights of Stairs for Ken at Avon's Intermediate School East Stadium
As promised at least one of us participated in and completed the requirements of all three events. PLEASE DONATE by clicking here!