As we're approaching the ride, we're SO CLOSE to the $5,000 mark! The little bicycle on my fundraising page is almost up to its handlebars.
If you read last weeks fundraising update, you'll recall how I create a tops-down fundraising goal, and then rationalize that against a bottoms-up forecast. When I started fundraising this year, I had a forecast shortfall of over $1,200. In other words, I had no idea where I would get that additional $1,200 to hit our goal of $6,000. I'm very happy to report that I now have a forecast surplus of $195! If all donations come in as expected, I now believe we'll come in with a total of $6,195!
Sorry if the update is a bit dry :) I tend to get a bit obsessed with these numbers as the ride gets close.
Training update? Training is going pretty well. I've gotten in about 280 miles of riding the past couple weeks, and I'm probably as ready as I'm going to be. Rode in some heat yesterday to try and prepare for the potentially 100+ degree weather in Logan this weekend. My training rides are all listed to the right in the "Strava" widget - feel free to check them out!
The next update will likely come out after the ride, along with my post-ride recap and report. I'll do my best to post a few pictures and updates on Facebook over the weekend. Have a great week!