MS150 2012: Houston to Austin with Team G&B (and MRE)

This was my ninth year riding the “MS150,” an annual charity bike ride benefitting multiple sclerosis research.   It’s usually 180 miles (in two days) though a route change this year shortened my ride to just about 165 miles.   I’ve ridden each of my nine rides alongside longtime-friend Scott Humphries.  For the last eight MS150s, we’ve led a small “Team G&B” (Gibbs & Bruns) group.  For the past few years, we’ve become honorary members of the MRE Consulting team, too.  Our jerseys even had a half-serious MRE sponsorship logo.  MRE was founded by my two friends Shane Merz and Mike Short.

Thanks to Team G&B riders Jon Worbington, Mike Absmeier, John Neese, Stacy and Scott Humphries, Andrea Young, and Bob Stokes (pictured) for making this another fun  and successful trip.  Congrats to first-timers Jon and Andrea.  HUGE thanks to Maidie Ryan, our support driver, and the Shane and Michele Merz and Mike Short of MRE for riding with us and for letting us join their fun.