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OK so this entry has nothing to do with Magic,or Balloons, or Entertainment. It is about me having a place to brag about my 15 year old daughters performance on a 150 mile bicycle ride. SO sit back and let me brag about a great kid for a bit.

This past weekend my daughter Theresa and I rode in the National MS Society North Florida Chapter MS150 Cycle to the Shore 2011 for details please visit their link:

http://bikefln.nationalmssociety.org/site/PageNavigator/BIKE_FLN_Details…

The weather was perfect for riding, cool in the morning hours and a high of around 82 each day. It was a great party atmoshphere and everyone was in the mood for a great time, this year over 2000 cyclists participated and raised money for MS research. My daughter and I were amongst those riders.

We trained together to get used to riding together, and to spend time on the bike, and to spend time together. Her excitement is always contagious, and this was no exception. Now we are not the fastest riders in the pack but that is OK, because this is not a race. We started near the front, and Theresa greeted each rider with a cheery “Good Morning” as they passed us, and as the day progressed an equally cheery “Hi, Great Job!” or “You are doing Great!” to the riders we passed.

I am proud of ther hard work and tenacity. Her high speed was 25.1 mph, she had a sustained sprint of 8.8 miles of 18.3 mph, and and overall speed of 16.5. She pushed through the pain, and finished strong.

Of all of these things I am proud that she decided to spend the time to give of herself, volunteer her time, and raise money. And most of all I am thankful that she chose to share her time wih me throughout her training, and on this ride. Afterall it does not matter how old they are, how old they get, what they do or where they are, they are and always will be Daddy’s little Girls!