I had the opportunity to work the Cheaha Challenge today. It started off wet but as the afternoon approached the rain soon went away. But with the roads being wet and a new layer of asphalt it made for a very dangerous morning. 1000 bikes were anticipated but only about 700 showed up due to the rain. Only one accident was reported and they young lady took a spill and dislocated her shoulder and had to be taken by ambulance to the hospital. No word on her condition.
We were fortunate to have with us at our rest stop a young journalist from The Anniston Star, a small but widely known newspaper/newsite. Five interns tweeted their coverage for most of the day. My partner and I were interviewed about our part of the ride and had our picture taken for the article that is to be written for later on this week.
It was a long day being that I had to get up at 4am this morning to be at my station by 7am. I have one more week to work then I have a three day weekend coming up. I’m so ready for an extra day off from work.
BTW, the Cheaha Challenge was broken down into several rides including a 24, 44. 64, 103 and a 129 mile ride and is thought to be the toughest organized ride in the state of Alabama. For all you cyclist that follow me, you should seriously consider coming down here and riding it. We has someone come as far away as Miami Florida to ride this ride today. Are you up for the challenge. I’m not.