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Old 06-04-12, 06:25 AM   #1
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Chronicling the 50+ Annual Bike Rides

Please add names, make corrections and add the details for each "official" annual 50+ ride.

First
Date - August 31, 2009
Organizer - DnvrFox
Location - Glenwood Springs, CO
Rio Grande Trail (Glenwood to Aspen - 40 miles one-way)
Glenwood Canyon Trail (through the Canyon and along the Colorado River - some went 30-40 miles one-way)
Participants 12

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DnvrFox
NoraFox
Yen and husband
Will Dehne and wife
Artmo and wife
Beverly
jppe and wife
Billydonn

We stayed at the Caravan Inn in Glenwood Springs, CO

Comments. Our first ride. There were some disagreements regarding a "ride" as we were not associated with any other ride. A great variance in expectations, time to start rides, etc. But, overall, a success.

Represented:
LA area, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Illinois, Nebraska and Denver

OK, we need the same information for 2nd, 3rd and 4th 50+ annual rides.

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Old 06-05-12, 05:36 AM   #2
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How about some help here, folks!!

If we keep this information available, it will be interesting and helpful to others.

Please add ride 3 in the same format

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Old 06-05-12, 05:40 AM   #3
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Denver,
We couldn't make this ride due to a hospitalization but I remember working with y'all on the legal and LAB issues. That was a learning experience for me. Hope to make the next one and I am willing to help in any way.

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Old 06-05-12, 02:10 PM   #4
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Was it that long ago, Denver? I haven't been on the forum much, so didn't know of the other rides.
It would be interesting the know about them all the same
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Okay, Denver, I'll do my best:
2nd Annual Ride:
Date:
June 13, 2010
Organizer:
tsl
Location
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Watkins Glen, Finger Lakes, New York
Screen Names:
tsl
Louis
Bev
John
Dick
seenoweevil
Jim from Boston (get well, Jim!)
Miss Kenton
Miss Kenton's hubby, Tom
Ken Brown
Wayne (Ken Brown's buddy)
and I think, Groth
I apologize if I've left anyone out.

Some of us camped at the home base of the ride.
Some of the less brave/earthy of us stayed in motels.
I believe the rides ranged from 40-80 miles.
The scenery was beautiful and the weather was gorgeous.
We joined a bigger ride; The Southern Tier Bicycle Club's 30th Annual GFLBT.
They had secured the use of a large club house on the campground where we all met up for meals and socializing.
It was very well organized.
I had a fantastic time and would be happy to participate in that ride again.
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I signed up for #3 but medical treatments got in the way. I did get the socks for the ride
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Ride #4 participants:

Irwin7638 (Marc)
rtool (Dick)
John (not on forum but has attended 3 of the rides)
rc51crazy
BikeWNC (Andy)
El Segundo
freedomrider1 (Jay and his wife Judy)
seenoweevil (Karl)
billydon (Don)
GaryPitts
Beverly

Hope I didn't miss anyone.
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Where was ride #4 held?
Franklin, TN

What ride was it a part of?
Harpeth River Ride

Who organized it?
Marc Irwin

Date?
Saturday, June 2
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Annual 50+ Ride #4 Summary:

Date

June 2, 2012

Location
Franklin, TN

A part of the
Harpeth River Ride

Where did you stay?

Organized by:
Marc Irwin

Ride #4 participants:

Irwin7638 (Marc)
rtool (Dick)
John (not on forum but has attended 3 of the rides)
rc51crazy
BikeWNC (Andy)
El Segundo
freedomrider1 (Jay and his wife Judy)
seenoweevil (Karl)
billydon (Don)
GaryPitts
Beverly

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Old 06-07-12, 05:27 PM   #10
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Why the ????????????

It seems to me that each year as we plan or don't plan for the annual ride, it would be helpful to know where, who, when and what was done in previous years. That way we can, if desired, spread them out geographically, and build on experience to have a better ride - we learned a WHOLE LOT from the first ride, which shaped considerably the 2nd ride into a more successful activity..

Right now, no one seems to remember any of the above in regards to the 3rd annual ride - already forgotten, apparently.

So, please help me with why you did ????????????

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Denver,
I went back to Marc's reply to my questions and he indicated that a 50+ ride was in the Ann Arbor area. Is this the missing ride #3 you are needing? I asked him to post up any details he could help us with and who organized this. Hope this helps out in assembling the template for organizing future rides.

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Denver,
I went back to Marc's reply to my questions and he indicated that a 50+ ride was in the Ann Arbor area. Is this the missing ride #3 you are needing? I asked him to post up any details he could help us with and who organized this. Hope this helps out in assembling the template for organizing future rides.

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Yes, Ann Arbor sounds familiar.

Can anyone else chip in?
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We are getting more leads on Annual Ride #3.

Ann Arbor, MI area

All had a great time

Participants likely:

Marc
Road Fan,
Jim from Boston,
Rtool,
John,
Freedomrider,
Blazimg Pedals
and, Old Fatguy.

Can anyone else add anything? Sadly, Jim from Boston was injured recently in a car<>bicycle crash.
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We now have a "sticky" with a chronicle of each ride in one place for future reference

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...0-Annual-Rides
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As the organizer of Number 3, I added my account to the sticky. Feel free to add if I missed anything, but that's my best recollection.

Now Number 3 is no longer "lost."
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Many thanks also Denver Fox from me because I've been an attendee at two
Annual Rides. Miss Kenton's and Road Fan's descriptions were quite accurate, as one who*was there.*Before I begin, many know of my crash this June and I recently posted about current circumstances at:*

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I just wanted to mention that in late May, just before my accident, the organizing group Mass Bike finally released the date for their Annual Century and Family Ride on July 28.*west of Boston, starting in historic Lexington, MA. I was earnestly *going to propose that venue as an additional 50+ ride. My one trepidation is that accommodations are more expensive in Boston with less camping available than other previous sites. I was actively seeking out reasonable accommodations, including some possible free spaces for that weekend. I'm hopeful to be able to ride again by next summer, and I hope the Fifty Plus Forum would consider it for 2013. [http://massbike.kintera.org/faf/home...event=1028971]

I am also working on a post to the sticky to add links to the posts on the Second, Third, and Fourth Annual Ride threads that begin with the personal narratives and photos for those three rides.
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+1 for Miss K' s reply. Great to see you post here Jim, hope you are doing as well as possible considering what happened to you. Get well soon and ride safe when you get back to riding.

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Here is an early post (among many) of the 1st annual ride

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ht=annual+ride
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Good to see Jim back....
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We are getting more leads on Annual Ride #3.

Ann Arbor, MI area

All had a great time

Participants likely:

Marc
Road Fan,
Jim from Boston,
Rtool,
John,
Freedomrider,
Blazimg Pedals
and, Old Fatguy.

Can anyone else add anything? Sadly, Jim from Boston was injured recently in a car<>bicycle crash.
It was held in conjunction with the One Helluva Ride, which starts and ends in Chelsea MI. For the 'warm-up ride' on the day before the 'main event,' the group rode from Bandemer Park in Ann Arbor, to Chelsea and back.
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It was held in conjunction with the One Helluva Ride, which starts and ends in Chelsea MI. For the 'warm-up ride' on the day before the 'main event,' the group rode from Bandemer Park in Ann Arbor, to Chelsea and back.
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Please see:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...0-Annual-Rides
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Good to hear from Jim. I certainly hope your recovery is going well!


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