100 Miles of Nowhere, Seattle Front Yard Division

05.12.2010 | 12:01 pm

I had a great time with the 100 miles yesterday. My husband “teased” the neighborhood for 5 days with a countdown sign in the front window.


We had a rare gorgeous Seattle spring day. Sunny, warm, and perfect. We had two spinning bikes in front and my husband and some other friends kept me company on the bike. We had a bake sale, and a garage sale, and chatted up the neighbors while I rode. I managed to get my 100 miles done in a searingly fast 8 ¼ hours.


That was the first century I’ve done in my life. Thank heavens I was able to control the resistance… so I didn’t seize up too badly.

I’m already scheming for next year’s route.

In all of this I decided to join your fundraising team and I’m happy to report that as a fledgling member of Team Fatty I’ve already reached my fundraising goal of $3,000. My husband and I volunteer at the Seattle LiveStrong event, so I got my 100 miles done early!

After finishing riding I tried to get a look at the great divide movie. I guess I was too late, maybe it got taken down by 9pm… as I got a 404 file not found message.
Oh well! We’ll look forward to it in the theaters!

– Lesley J, Seattle

PS: While not part of her story, Lesley sent the following hilarious time-lapse photo strip, titled “Ken Takes the Lead.”



  1. Comment by Haven (KT) | 05.12.2010 | 12:16 pm


  2. Comment by Steve | 05.12.2010 | 12:21 pm

    Haha – those photos are AWESOME.

  3. Comment by Lisa | 05.12.2010 | 12:22 pm

    Very cool!

  4. Comment by nibbler | 05.12.2010 | 12:28 pm

    Hilarious, Go Ken!

  5. Comment by Mandy | 05.12.2010 | 12:33 pm

    That time lapse photo is hilarious!

  6. Comment by bykjunkie | 05.12.2010 | 12:36 pm

    Team Marine are jealous over THOSE spinners! Outstanding Job Lesley!!

  7. Comment by fishdaddy | 05.12.2010 | 12:58 pm

    Loved the time lapsed photos. Congrats.

  8. Comment by justin | 05.12.2010 | 1:01 pm

    Reminds me of Gumby and claymation ;)

    Outstanding job fundraising and riding the MoN!

  9. Comment by UpNorth | 05.12.2010 | 1:04 pm

    I love the photos. Especially where you grab his shirt when he goes by.

    Congrats on the ride!!

  10. Comment by Betsy | 05.12.2010 | 10:12 pm

    Great Job Leslie! I don’t think we very far from each other here in Seattle. Wow, glad you met your fundraising goal, and I also liked the time lapsed photo’s.


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