I just got an email letting me know that I was a CHAMPION fundraiser from one of the event's directors, and she wants to meet for lunch to talk about how the ride went. That ought to be an interesting conversation.
Bottom line, we raised more than $1000 for diabetes research, and that is awesome! I also got to go on a long, hilly, and often confusing bike ride through northern NJ and southern NY. As it happens, that was excellent practice for my next race of the year, which was also a long, hilly event.
Anyway, bravo! You guys are excellent!