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View Poll Results: Which date(s) can you make it for the BF ride (BFNIC) - Check all that you can make..
9/23 - Saturday 5 29.41%
9/24 - Sunday 7 41.18%
9/30 - Saturday 6 35.29%
10/1 - Sunday 11 64.71%
None of the above will work, but I am interested in riding 1 5.88%
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Old 09-06-06, 11:59 AM   #26
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OR...

Since its a ride for Special Olympics (the Official Charity of Law Enforcement), we could join the ride and ride as a group?? Hence, reaping all the bennies AND seeing our $$$ go to a good cause???
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Or not, what ever you guys want. I just got back from a little 25 mile ride that Psimet tried to torture me on a few months ago, and I'm wiped. I havent been on the bike much at all lately, but I have some motivation enroute to my address. Bought a Garmin Edge 305 and am patiently waiting.
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I have the Garmin too. It is a pretty cool training tool.

I see someone brought up the NSC. I should look into that further. Maybe a good precursor to our ride. And I'm fine with joining the Special Olympics Pumpkin Ride as well.

Is there a BF Midwest jersey?
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There has been serious talk about a jersey and Psimet has a demo design floating around on here somewhere. If I can find the PM he sent me with it, I'll send it to you.

What distance are you planning on the North Shore???
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Ahh.... there is, but it's only for those who know the double-secret handshake and only if you have your skewers at a 45 degree angle relative to that particular day's setting sun.

There will be a test. Be prepared.




Hang tight. The design's almost done! I'll leave that to P-2001 for the actual unveiling or however he wants to present it.
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Old 09-06-06, 12:43 PM   #31
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Yeah I just "un-veiled" a new design I actually did with Adobe Illustrator to a couple of members last night. I still have 3 or 4 other designs I wanted to whip out before I started to un-veil them.

Kimber that sketch I sent you a while back if now officially outdated...
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As for joining the Pumpkin Pedal....the problem with that is that we will not all be riding together because of how it is organized. With my ride plans we will all be together throughout (except for super-fast riders who want to go ahead *shrugging shoulders and lifting 1-eyebrow*)

I've ridden enough of these to know that our ride will be better for what we are looking to do.
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I've ridden enough of these to know that our ride will be better for what we are looking to do.
Pretty confident there, aren't you, sport?

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OK, Then we shall ride as a group in the 1st annual BFNIC ride.
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Ahhhhh - now I can actually get back to work.....
That's funny. You have a job. You are the President of the newly formed BFNIC which seems to be a full time job of its own.

Seriously, nice job on this ride. Oct 1 and the original route work out great for me. Later.
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That's funny. You have a job. You are the President of the newly formed BFNIC which seems to be a full time job of its own.

Seriously, nice job on this ride. Oct 1 and the original route work out great for me. Later.
This coming from a man who reports about 20-40 milers he takes during the middle of the day during the work week.....


...I need to get into your business....
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Busted. I just got back from a nice little 31 miler Time to call in for messages!
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Well, I think it's looking good for the October 1st ride from the chatter here. I hope there is a good turnout for the ride, though unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your view ) I will be unable to attend...

Gonna be in Michigan that weekend at the in-laws and riding the Apple Cider Century on 10/1.

I may ride a couple of the loops of the BFNIC century on Saturday 9/23, if anyone is interested in meeting up that day for a 65-70 mile preview of the big ride. Shoot me a PM if you are interested in riding that prior weekend.
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Well, I think it's looking good for the October 1st ride from the chatter here. I hope there is a good turnout for the ride, though unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your view ) I will be unable to attend...
I'm still holding out hope for the 23rd/24th too. Just waiting for the lurkers to pop up and vote for the 2nd weekend so I can ride the Sugar River Century on the 30th.
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What distance are you planning on the North Shore???
If I can make this at all it'll only be a 25 miler. My PR is only 50 miles and that was a handful of years ago.
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If I can make this at all it'll only be a 25 miler. My PR is only 50 miles and that was a handful of years ago.
I believe this might be reconsidered to the 50 after you see how slow I ride and how flat this course is. Depends on which way the wind is blowing too.
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I'm not too sure, but would love to do a 50, but 25 kicked my butt today..
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Is this official now? I need to pre-register for another ride today if this isn't happening.
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We will be riding on Oct 1st. I haven't had the time to put out the "official Thread". It will be out this weekend.
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Thanks, I'm leaving town for a conference, so I was short on time in moving on this, not that I was trying to seem curt. Look forward to meeting you all!
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Shemp, you mentioned a ride near Rockford. Are you from that area, or closer in toward Chicago?
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I'm still holding out hope for the 23rd/24th too. Just waiting for the lurkers to pop up and vote for the 2nd weekend so I can ride the Sugar River Century on the 30th.
Go ahead and ride the sugar river, then come out Sunday and do one of the three loops with us as a recovery ride
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Shemp, you mentioned a ride near Rockford. Are you from that area, or closer in toward Chicago?
Sterling-Rock Falls area
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Sterling-Rock Falls area
A little ways down I-88, but we've been known to drive farther for some new roads. You'll have to put together a local route for us in the future.
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