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    Big Rides in SE Michigan, you're invited!

    Not sure what's settled about the 5th Annual 50+ ride (I have just reviewed the thread), but my current plan is to again ride One Helluva Ride July 13, 2013 (www.aabts.org). Any interested riders may join me for that, and try their hand at one of the easiest cycling challenges in the United States, leave RF behind within the first 5 miles. No prizes.

    As a warm-up, on May 5, 2013 I plan to ride the Metro Grand Spring Tour (MGST), which can be Googled at www.lmb.org.dcc, or I can type you what their brochure says for the promise of a beer after the event. For both of these rides I offer the same deals as the 3rd Annual 50+ ride: Let's go on a big ride together, it's organized well and not by me, it ain't expensive, and the night before or the night of ride day we can hit a brewpub or something for dinner, upon which I may collect any beers I have earned.

    I don't have a map for MGST, but I can talk about the route if you like.

    I hope I can be ready for a 65 miler at MGST.

    Let me know, I'm trying to put together my riding schedule for the season.
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    Anyone from the Grand Rapids area plan on riding the One Hellava Ride?

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    I have a friend that moved up to the Detroit area for grad school and I'd like to get up that way so we can do a ride. Unfortunately, I'll be in Alaska all of July. Once my kid goes off to college in just 5 short years, I'll be more free to make rides. I'm not pushing her out the door though, just looking ahead to more free time.
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    I'll be doing this really big ride in Michigan on June 15 and 16:

    http://www.n24hc.org/

    Anyone else..?
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    Hey, I'd sure like to do one or both of these. Like RF I'm not sure I'll be in good enough shape for a metric at MGST - depends on how friendly the weather is to us in April.

    By the way, here is a good link for the MGST.

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    Road Fan,
    Some day I will do the OHR with you but, alas, I will be in Italy this July. May 5 is possible but the link you provided doesn't work for me. Tell me more about that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGlenday View Post
    I'll be doing this really big ride in Michigan on June 15 and 16:

    http://www.n24hc.org/

    Anyone else..?
    I don't think so - not this year, though I've always been tempted to try one of these 24- hour events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billydonn View Post
    the link you provided doesn't work for me. Tell me more about that one.
    See my post above ^^^ that provides a working link...

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    The MGST spans three of SE Michigan's Metroparks, Willow, Lake Erie and Lower Huron. Includes homemade cookies and a pancake breakfast. If you join us at MGST, say 'hey' to me at the registration table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billydonn View Post
    Road Fan,
    Some day I will do the OHR with you but, alas, I will be in Italy this July. May 5 is possible but the link you provided doesn't work for me. Tell me more about that one.
    Actually Italy sounds better than Michigan .... you up to organizing a ride there, Billy ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinsonp2 View Post
    The MGST spans three of SE Michigan's Metroparks, Willow, Lake Erie and Lower Huron. Includes homemade cookies and a pancake breakfast. If you join us at MGST, say 'hey' to me at the registration table.

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    And it is about as flat as anything in Michigan - a few creekbed dips, but otherwise it's nearly river-flat, with pancakes on Lake Erie. A Great Lake is a great sight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGlenday View Post
    I'll be doing this really big ride in Michigan on June 15 and 16:

    http://www.n24hc.org/

    Anyone else..?
    Hi, Duncan, not me. The Ann Arbor club has an Ultra contingent that brings a team to Holland and I contacted them hoping they are randos, but they're not. Maybe in a few years I'll be up for their training regimen, but not now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Sawyer View Post
    Hey, I'd sure like to do one or both of these. Like RF I'm not sure I'll be in good enough shape for a metric at MGST - depends on how friendly the weather is to us in April.

    By the way, here is a good link for the MGST.

    Steve, that's a VERY good link, thank you! I owe you the beers I earn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Road Fan View Post
    Penny, do you know if DCC will be set up to take plastic? I showed up with plastic and no cash one year.
    Sorry, but no plastic accepted on the day of the ride, only for pre-registration on Active.com. Personal checks and cash always accepted.

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    When I'm in the mood to do flat 'n' fast, I'll drive down to Oakwoods Metropark and do the MUP that connects to both Willow and Lower Huron parks. Makes a nice 25-mile out-and-back. Oakwoods is very lightly used, and is a very quiet and peaceful park. On a weekend in the summer the fumes from the barbecue grills in Willow and Lower Huron will make ya weak in the knees!

    I registered for the MGST. If I'm by myself or hook up with Road Fan I might try the metric. If I join a couple of family members it'll probably be the 45-miler.

    It'll be too soon to identify me by my 50+ kit, Penny, so you'll just have to recognize me by the red carnation being held in my teeth...

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    May 5th might be a possibility for me, I will wait and see how things go before I commit to One Helluva Ride this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Road Fan View Post
    Hi, Duncan, not me. The Ann Arbor club has an Ultra contingent that brings a team to Holland and I contacted them hoping they are randos, but they're not. Maybe in a few years I'll be up for their training regimen, but not now.
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Sawyer View Post
    I don't think so - not this year, though I've always been tempted to try one of these 24- hour events.
    ... I was hoping for some 50+ representation there. Though I suspect some of the masters racers (the 317 forum) may be attending.

    I'll wear the jersey, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DGlenday View Post
    ... I was hoping for some 50+ representation there.
    This is the first year that I'm actually training for distance, and I have no idea what kind of shape I'll be in by father's day. Hopefully I'll be regretting that I didn't register, and will be a bit more confident next year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Sawyer View Post
    It'll be too soon to identify me by my 50+ kit, Penny, so you'll just have to recognize me by the red carnation being held in my teeth...
    Steve, no problem. I'll be the one wearing the tiara, a club gag award for my first century. Hope to see you there!!

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    Geez . . . last time we rode One HelluvaRide was back in the mid-1970s.
    Moved to Arizona in 1978 . . . we can only ride 13 months out of the year here.
    Remember the verty distinctive Dan Henry road markers (Devil's Pitchfork) and the heavy rain.
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    Yup, they still use the pitchfork road arrows and we have not been rained on for a couple of years.hmm i'am guessing i should not have mentioned the rain thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGlenday View Post
    ... I was hoping for some 50+ representation there. Though I suspect some of the masters racers (the 317 forum) may be attending.

    I'll wear the jersey, though.
    Yea I was going to say, this is not the only place where old guys who wear cycle shoes hang out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freedomrider1 View Post
    Yup, they still use the pitchfork road arrows and we have not been rained on for a couple of years.hmm i'am guessing i should not have mentioned the rain thing.
    I've seen threat of rain, but no big rain. However, it's the Midwest, you should not be surprised at whatever might happen. Many people just pack a pair of tire levers and bananas, and others pack light raingear and a Merino base on the ride. I'll probably be the only one with fenders, but that's because I'm trying to train on my Terraferma. More lately, there's been the need for SPF-50+.

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    if Irwin's there he will have fenders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freedomrider1 View Post
    if Irwin's there he will have fenders.
    Rainy days are the days I can't draft anybody, they're all drafting me!

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