Road Cycling - Back from Peru - Non profit race for kids
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02-28-07, 12:32 PM
I'm back from the race I put together with my family.
Pics and review can be found here:
02-28-07, 12:40 PM
pogoman: looks like everybody had a great time. Great job!
02-28-07, 01:38 PM
Wow, big props to you for making this happen. It's one thing to have and idea like this, but to bring it to life is amazing:beer:
You've accomplished _such_ a great thing. All the admiration in the world for you man...well done.
That is Awesome! The kids look really stoked. Be very proud, you've done a great thing.
I help organise a marathon series for a sight charity across Singapore, HK, Nairobi, Dubai, Seoul and Mumbai. This is with the global organisation that I work for. Even with all of our resources and people power I know what a challenge this is.
03-01-07, 08:24 AM
THANK YOU GUYS.
Yes, it is true, its one thing to think about it and then another one when you are standing on the podium and seeing all of this move around you. It was a very emotional day, especially when seeing kids come and race and take home awesome prizes. I'm stoked and ready for next year's race!
I'd like to make it bigger and attract the attention of other countries like Chile and such. Also to have a road race event so guys like you and me can go and get some riding done under a nice spring sun. I think we can all benefit while its cold here in the States.
so much planning! I feel I have little time. LOL
03-01-07, 08:29 AM
Good times man!
How popular is cycling in Peru? I know there are some famous Colombian, Mexican and Argentinian professionals but don't recall any big names coming out of Peru.
03-01-07, 08:50 AM
I can speak for Arequipa, which is a town south of Lima (the capital) cycling is popular like soccer, but cycling is an expensive sport. The drawback is that many of the items that we find here for reasonable prices are twice as expensive over there. For example a jar of Accelerade is 50 bucks there. With that in mind cycling does not reach that level due to this reason. And in the past 12 years that has taken a huge toll on the kids who may be interested in cycling.
As far as big names we have had a few that have ridden continental races and gotten some good Track Records. I have their names at home on newspaper clippings. Right now we have the Reynoso brothers that are winning races in Bolivia, Chile and Peru.
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