From left to right Lisa Hanard, Mike Harris, Kevin Adams, John and Rebecca Ellis just before the start of the Taylor House Ride
The new VVCC kits were on display at the 18th Annual Taylor House ride in Flagstaff on July 21st. The ride offers 30, 45, 65, and 95 mile courses looping through Sunset Crater and Wutpatki National Monuments and starts/finishes at Flagstaff Medical Center. Proceeds from the event support The Taylor House at Flagstaff Medical Center which provides lodging and services for families of patients receiving care away from home.
For VVCC Secretary Mike Harris, the ride provides an opportunity to spend time with his daughter Lisa Hanard. "Lisa trains for this ride by running and I don't train at all" says Harris. They both rode the 65 mile ride.
John and Rebecca Ellis did the 45 mile ride together and were last seen leaving the lunch tent with big smiles on their faces.
VVCC Treasurer, Kevin Adams, did the 65 mile ride on a whim. "I'm a mountain biker who sometimes gets out on a road bike" said Adams. "The last time I rode my road bike prior to this ride was across Iowa in 2016. It was the most fun I never wanted to have again and today's ride reminded me of that" Adams added.
Mike likes to point out that his Strava time beat Kevin's, and Kevin points out that he finished before Mike. VVCC President Marty Glinsky reached by internet while vacationing in Montana said "doesn't surprise me one bit" when he heard about their rides.