Greetings from Bainbridge Is, WA! A brief hello to the Google+ Cyclist community where we set our goal to ride a total of 500 miles during the month of July. I was able to complete a total of 519 miles this month including a double century in one day (STP, the Group Health Seattle to Portland ride), the Seattle Century and other rides around Lake Washington (not to mention the little commute rides). It wasn’t an easy feat but I accomplished it with the help of this great supportive group. I have tried G+ with several false starts (The G+ app for iPhone was horrible earlier this year) but it has been this cycling community filled with diverse backgrounds, from all parts of the world, that has motivated me for completion of this goal. Sure, 500 is just a number, but what I gained from this experience is something much more valuable~ friendships and a deep sense of camaraderie. If you’re a mountain biker or road racer, or a commuter, or even a recreational rider like myself, please feel free to join us on Google+ at #bikecommutercabal #ZombieRaccoon Warning: It helps if you have a sense of humor.