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Old 04-18-08, 12:34 PM   #1
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Charity bike ride blown out

A bit of a pity

A lot of organisation went into organising a charity "Bikeathon" (not my choice of name!) around the formula one car race track here this afternoon. Many charity beneficiaries, schools and special needs education and wheelchair provision

A complete sandstorm, strongest winds I've ever experienced, zero visibility, and no attenders at all. Previous 2 years, over 50k Dinars raised - this afternoon, nothing.

Now I'm going to have a shower, and fully expect my sandy crust to block the drain! Oh well, at least we tried
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Old 04-18-08, 12:38 PM   #2
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We had a similar problem two weeks ago. Tornados came through and the start/end point for the local Tour De Cure was littered with fallen trees and part of the route was under the river. It's supposed to be rescheduled to this weekend. But I haven't seen or heard anything.
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Old 04-18-08, 01:19 PM   #3
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It is an unfortunate part of the nature of planning outdoor activities. My club's big fundraiser 2 weeks ago was severely impacted by rainy, potentially stormy weather. April Fools Ride - Part 1 - Rainy Day Ride
Rescheduling is not really possible for something like this, so you just have to make the most of it that you can and get ready for next time.
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Old 04-18-08, 02:40 PM   #4
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Not even a Camel showed up?

Congrat's at putting forth the effort
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Old 04-18-08, 02:45 PM   #5
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A charity ride bust is a bummer. We attended a cancer fund raiser called Cycle Splash. You were to ride then get a cool dip in this park lake at the end, thus the name. Anyway it started pouring about 15 min into the start of the thing and was a real disaster. More flat tires than I have ever seen. We finished the 65 miler but could not muster the energy to do the century. I have never been so wet and cold for August.

When we got back someone said "you guys are amazing" right, amazingly stupid for riding in that weather.

Hope it goes better if they have it this year.
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Old 04-18-08, 03:40 PM   #6
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Sorry to hear about that...
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How can you ride there??? I was there a few times last year. The coolest day was 118F. My hat's off to you, particuarly for putting together a charity ride.
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How can you ride there??? I was there a few times last year. The coolest day was 118F. My hat's off to you, particuarly for putting together a charity ride.
Does that fit the thought: "It's hot, but it's dry."
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