2022 Pan Mass Challenge – Short Version

The 2022 PMC took place on August 6 & 7. It was the hottest in my 34 years participating in this event. It was also the first PMC since 2019 that was back to normal. It felt great to be back in the zone. Here’s a list of some of the memorable moments that stood out for me.

  • Going back to Sturbridge.
  • Lunch at BT’s BBQ, yum!
  • Reconnecting with so many old friends not seen since 2019 BC (before Covid)
  • Opening ceremonies in person.
  • Being there with Eric
  • Mass start on Saturday morning with our bikes in the first row
  • Rolling through the hills with sun low and comfortable temps
  • Seeing Nancy, Nicole, and Meaghan working the 2nd stop at 45 miles in and them enjoying their PMC
  • Extreme heat, 96 degrees and over 90% humidity, turning on for us at 70 miles in.
  • Seeing one of my old teammates at mile 100 water stop
  • Crossing the finish line on Day 1 at Mass Maritime Academy with Eric and my friend Tony
  • Running into an old friend / ex-colleague at MMA doing his first PMC
  • Dropping my chain on the entrance to the Bourne Bridge (not good)
  • Seeing a neighbor and an old friend on the Bourne Bridge while riding over it
  • My PHAT Tuesday team waited for me, Eric, and Tony after my mechanical on the bridge
  • Flying over the service road segment
  • Riding a pace line the entire day 2 from Bourne to Provincetown
  • Crossing the finish line with Eric in Provincetown
  • Nancy seeing me and Eric cross the finish line in Provincetown

The 2022 ride is completed. It was a great weekend. It was amazing being back to a “normal PMC” after 2 years of Covid.

There’s still time to donate if you haven’t done so yet.
Go to https://egifts.pmc.org/bs0011

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