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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

    screen names

    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.
    Last edited by DnvrFox; 06-05-12 at 08:50 PM.
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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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    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.

    Bill

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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

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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    Tx

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil85207 View Post
    ??????
    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 ????????????

    Thanks
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by qcpmsame View Post
    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.

    Bill
    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:*

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim from Boston View Post
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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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    ​JIM! Welcome back!!!!


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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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    Quote Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
    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.
    Thanks

    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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