On Monday, longtime Screens 'N' Spokes rider Herold Klein was featured in a great article in the Philadelphia Inquirer. He recently completed the MS Great 8 ride, travelling 8 states in 8 days on the saddle of his trusty bike in support of the National MS Society. Herold has been an inspiring teammate and incredible fundraiser. We've excerpted the article below, please follow the link for the whole story.
...[F]our years ago, while buying sheet music at a store in Ardmore, he stopped at a coffee shop, where he saw a notice about the forthcoming MS City to Shore Bike Ride.
Can I bike that far? Klein wondered.
"It scared the living daylights out of me," he recalls, "but it was also a challenge."
The following August, while the orchestra was performing in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Klein began training. He cycled every day, pushing himself hard on the hills, learning how to ride long distance. "It's more a ballet sport than a football sport," he says, "more about spinning than grinding."
He made it to the Shore that September and has participated in every ride since, raising more than $7,000. During last year's ride, he added a loop and completed a century - 100 miles - an experience that convinced him he could tackle the Great 8.