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rumrunn6 08-07-13 11:04 AM

Pan Mass Challenge 2013
 
  • anybody do this?
  • how was it?
  • looked like you'd get rain on day 1. true? how was that? cold?
  • where did you stay over the 1st night?
  • where did you stay over 2nd nite?
  • how did you get back home after day 2 or after your overnite in P-Town or where ever you stayed?
  • anybody ever make an epic return trip?

Salmosebago 08-07-13 03:09 PM

Yes _ Year 12.
It was great! Weather was great both days, very little rain and I was done before it started. Wasn't cold at all, perfect amount of cloud cover.
Friday night - at my in laws 15 miles away.
Saturday night - with a friend that lives within swimming distance to MMA.
The friend that I stay with pick me up by boat in P-Town. We whale watched on the way.
Return trip the same day? No. I have ridden back 20 miles and picked up friends that were behind me - 150 miles on day 1.

I'm not the norm for sure. I am very fortunate to have family and friends living in the area. That being said, I wouldn't miss it for the world even without the plush accommodations. Here are some pics: http://s82.photobucket.com/user/Salm...?sort=6&page=1

rumrunn6 08-08-13 06:53 AM

very cool! and wow that's a huge # of riders! thanks for sharing! I'd like to try it some day and make a long weekend out of it, maybe get wifey to pick me up or provide support and stay over w me to provide evening massages ...

oh wow, did you lose your son? if so, so sorry to hear that.

Salmosebago 08-09-13 05:40 AM

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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 (Post 15938173)
very cool! and wow that's a huge # of riders! thanks for sharing! I'd like to try it some day and make a long weekend out of it, maybe get wifey to pick me up or provide support and stay over w me to provide evening massages ...

oh wow, did you lose your son? if so, so sorry to hear that.

I can't recommend the ride enough. The support is unbelievable. Routes VERY well marked, vols/police at every intersection, GREAT mechanics on the road and at every stop, killer food, HARPOON all weekend! Sign up is in January and, if you want the 2 day Sturbridge to P-town route, you should commit early. The ride is not difficult, the fund raising commitment is significant. If you have friends that work for companies that match donations that can make the $ side much easier.

No, I didn't lose my son but very close friends did. I hadn't been on a bike in over 30 years when their son was diagnosed with a brain tumor. I rode for Kyle in the 25 mile Brain Tumor Society ride that year and promised him I'd ride 50 the next. Did the 50 and told him the PMC was next. Sadly he never saw it happen. Watching the family go through that changed my life and I've been riding ever since. 40 seconds into this you'll see my friend - Kyle's dad and his niece. This was his niece's first PMC - she kicked it's ass, dunes and all!
http://www.pmc.org/video/whyIpmc

Do it - you won't regret 1 minute of it!

rumrunn6 08-09-13 07:10 AM

awww that's a nice photo of them. thanks for the tips!

anyone ride from Wellesley?

Salmosebago 08-09-13 03:52 PM

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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 (Post 15942264)
awww that's a nice photo of them. thanks for the tips!

anyone ride from Wellesley?

Did the Wellesley - Bourne - Wellesley 2 day route my first year when I missed the Sturbridge route. That's also fun and the 2 routes merge just before the lunch rest stop on Saturday. It's a bit shorter and the fund raising isn't as steep. Warning - many vets refer to it as "the ladies tee":lol: You can't go wrong with any of the routes....:thumb:


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