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Old 07-08-12, 05:21 AM   #1
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A Chronicle of the 50+ Annual Rides

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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.

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LA area, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Illinois, Nebraska and Denver
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2nd Annual Ride:
From miss kenton

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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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.
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Annual 50+ Ride #4 Summary:

Date
June 2, 2012

Location
Franklin, TN

A part of the
Harpeth River Ride
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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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.
Denver, thanks for pulling this together. My recollection is as follows, and I think it's complete:

Date: July 9, 2011

Location: Chelsea, MI start/finish point.

A part of the: One Helluva Ride sponsored by the Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring Society

Organized by: Road Fan

participants:
Road Fan
Irwin7634 (Marc Irwin)
Jim from Boston
rtool
John
Freedomrider
Blazing Pedals
Friend of Blazing Pedals (non-Forum) on a snakey NoCom recumbent - ZOOM!
Old Fat Guy met us for the Friday ride.
Mrs. Road Fan met us for ice cream.

and perhaps 1500 SE Michigan cyclists who are not Forum members.

Irwin, Jim from Boston, Freedomrider, rtool, and John camped in a nearby Michigan campground. OFG, Road Fan, Blazing Pedals and Friend of Blazing Pedals live local to the ride, and drove up DOE. Thursday night I met the out of towners for a burger and beer in Chelsea, Friday morning we met for breakfast at Zingerman's Deli in Ann Arbor, we went for a ride to Chelsea and back to Ann Arbor (about 42 miles), then met the next morning for the OHR. We did not all begin the ride together, but I saw almost everyone at the end.

Thanks again to all!

Irwin, Freedomrider, Mrs. Freedomrider, Mrs. Road Fan, Road Fan, and Blazing Pedals are planning to get together for this ride again this year, 7/14/2012.

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Old 07-09-12, 02:48 PM   #7
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Here are links to posts that begin the personal narratives and photos for these Annual Fifty Plus Rides:

First Annual Ride (1), First Annual Ride (2), First Annual Ride (3), (4), (5), (6)

Second Annual Ride

Third Annual Ride

Fourth Annual Ride

Fifth Annual Ride (Boston)

Fifth Annual Ride (Katy Trail)

Fifth Annual Ride (Michigan)

Sixth Annual Ride (Boston)

Seventh Annual Ride(Michigan)

Seventh Annual Ride (Raystown Lake, PA)

Eight Annual Ride (Katy Trail)

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Thankd, Jim from Boston

How are you doing and feeling?
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Very proud to be part of the inaugural event that got this started!
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5th Annual Ride
July 26-28 2013

Location
Boston, W. Acton, Ma.
Organizer
Jim from Boston

Event
Massbike Summer Century Funfest

Participants
Jim from Boston
Miss Kenton (Diane)
Mister (Tom)
MissJean
irwin7638 (Marc)

Spent a Friday evening touring the Charles in the rain
Saturday we took the 30 mile route at the FunFest, which included an interpretive
trail through the early battles of the Revolutionary War.
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