I had a blast at the Tour de Cure in Reston this weekend. Seriously, kayaking and biking are activities that have me grinning from ear to ear while I partake and I love that. Yesterday I checked in at registration and got my bib number and because of the impending rain we didn't have a group release. So I walked back to my car, got my bike, and set off on the W&OD trail. There were a bunch of riders out for the cause and while I stopped at the rest stop I got to talk to several families about who they were dedicating their rides to. It was such a positive energy and I found that being with so many other bikers was very motivating. I've already reached out to the Winchester Wheelman about their riding levels. It'd be great to get into a group here and get a little more serious about it. This was my very first tour and I'm looking forward to stepping it up a notch when I do it next year!