Pan Mass Challenge 2008 – The Short Version

Hello all and welcome to the short version of my Pan Mass Challenge trip report.

The 2008 Pan Mass Challenge took place on August 2nd and 3rd. This was a big milestone year for me in many ways. First and foremost it was my 20th Pan Mass. Second and probably as important, I was not injured at the starting line…

Those of you that recall last year’s journey know it was one of my toughest. This year I’m please to say it was one of the smoothest and easiest rides I’ve had. It’s amazing how having no injuries makes training easier and the journey much more fun. Though the stories aren’t nearly as good. Suffice it to say that number 20 was a banner year and I look forward to coming back and riding number 21 in 2009.

Once again I would like to thank you for sponsoring me in this very worthy cause and for letting me ride on your behalf.

Highlights and some statistics (as of 8-17-2008)

  • Current fundraising: $26 million
  • Fundraising goal: $34m
  • Kids rides have raised: more than $750,000
  • Registered Riders: 5558
  • Off the line: 5,237
  • 2-day riders: 3,946
  • 1-day riders: 1301
  • Male/Female: 63/37 (females gained by 2%)
  • Average Age: 43 (I’m over by 5 years… Whatever happened to the days I was younger than the average?)
  • Avg. Yrs in event: 5 (I still got this one beat by a mile)
  • Sturbridge start: 2,837
  • Wellesley start: 2,096
  • Personal training miles for 2008: 2200 miles (1400 more than 2007)
  • Total massages over the weekend: 3
Ride Day Dist. Avg Speed Riding Time Start Time Finish Time
Saturday 110 17.8 mph 6 hr, 10 min 6:00 am 1:10 pm
Sunday 78 17.8 mph 4 hr, 23 min 5:30 am 11:00 am

Thank you once again. It’s been an honor, a privilege, and a pleasure riding on your behalf.

Best Regards,

– Bill

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