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Old 04-29-09, 10:03 PM   #1
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RAIN Update

So it's 10-11 weeks away. Who's in for sure? Who's a maybe? Who's lined up lodging and looking to split expenses by room-sharing? These are important details before I commit myself (I know many of you think I should have been committed long ago). Any vanpooling? carpooling being considered?
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I'm in. I have a minivan with a bicycle hitch for 4 bikes and so does Psi. Last year we rode down with Psi.
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Hmmm ... I'm thinking I'm likely.
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I'm in for sure. I like collecting the keychains. Forecast looks like scattered showers and rainbows if you believe the jersey, and the jersey's never been wrong. I'd offer to split a hotel and carpool, but my family is SAG'ing again so we're already full. I think they enjoy Texas Roadhouse the night before, and Olive Garden right after more than leapfrogging me all day.
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i've never done this ride, nor even considered it due to the logistics...psi, do you have room for me this year?
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I'm riding RAIN this year. Don't need lodging since my parent's live reasonably near the start. My brother is coming from AZ to ride this year!

I think my husband is sagging for my brother....My mom will be on babysitting duty with the kids which leaves me on my own across Indiana.

Just pack up my baked potatoes and go!
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Just pack up my baked potatoes and go!
I think I may add some sweet potatoes into my rotation this year!
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I'm in...now that I know Scummer is in, and can pull me in the last 30-40+ miles (or was it a lot more than that?). I'm putting in a bid to ride down with Psi (or Scummer, if you end up driving too). I'm also up for splitting the cost of a hotel if anyone's interested. And I don't even snore unless I've had too many beers.

May have to change my signature to "Riders on the Storm" if we have a repeat of last year's start.
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I think I may add some sweet potatoes into my rotation this year!
Sweet potatoes? Sweet potatoes! We don't need no stinkin' sweet potatoes! SHOT BLOCKS! SHOT BLOCKS! SHOT BLOCKS! (I can never find the potatoes with caffeine in them)
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I don't know what my formal plans are yet. I have done this the last 4 years in a row and am kind of feeling the "been there, done that" feeling about it.....but....I DO love doing it.

I will say I am tentative as of now. I have the van. Julie will most likely be available. If needed we can stay at my parents place in Indy.....

We've got some time to figure it all out.

As of now let's assume I have room - Scummer, Volde, Niets, aham have dibbs so far.....
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I don't know what my formal plans are yet. I have done this the last 4 years in a row and am kind of feeling the "been there, done that" feeling about it.....but....I DO love doing it.

I will say I am tentative as of now. I have the van. Julie will most likely be available. If needed we can stay at my parents place in Indy.....

We've got some time to figure it all out.

As of now let's assume I have room - Scummer, Volde, Niets, aham have dibbs so far.....
yeah, but you aint never done it as Racer Psi.......so been there done that, but how about been there, going again, sub 8, smoke that.....jus sayin. later.
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Sweet potatoes? Sweet potatoes! We don't need no stinkin' sweet potatoes! SHOT BLOCKS! SHOT BLOCKS! SHOT BLOCKS! (I can never find the potatoes with caffeine in them)
Not even if I add the gooey marshmallow stuff????

I call second behind Scummer. Get us a Rain Train.

And maybe I'll have Julie for sag (which I really don't need but a good excuse to stop and see Lil Psi if he's along).

By the way, I can't believe it's only 10-11 weeks away!
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I so wish I was able to do RAIN again this year. I did it last year for the first time and had such a wonderful day. Unfortunately I moved from Indiana to Charleston,SC this year. I decided with a friend to do RAGBRAI instead.

Take care and enjoy the ride.

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Old 05-01-09, 01:45 PM   #14
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[QUOTE=SmokinMiles;8831719]Not even if I add the gooey marshmallow stuff????

I'm picturing riding 100-110 miles or so, and then picking a warm, mushy, sticky, white and orange blob out of a jersey pocket...now where's that smilie for "puking"?
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Hey ... where do I get my dibs in spaceship Psi?
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You just did....assuming I hit it again of course.
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I'll be there this year.
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hey volde and scum, what was that dump, i mean, fine establishment we stayed in last year? i cant recal the name but liked the location and proximity behind Starbucks. later.
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Beats me... I guess it was so meh that I can't even remember it
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Maybe the Travelodge? I just remember looking for the cheapest place, figuring I wasn't there for luxury. I was there for pain and suffering.
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I'm definitely, seriously considering possibly riding RAIN this year but I haven't made up my mind yet
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I plan to do this ride again this year. I have room for one other rider if interested. I would also like to share a room, however one that is a step up from last year
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Do the "outta towners" get to chime in? Coming in again this year, along with a friend (& forum member) from Concord, NC, my wife & daughters to SAG & cheer, and also hook up with a friend who recently moved back to IN from nearby. Think my brother in law is coming down again to ride with some of his work buds from Chi. (they were the ones who had the charter bus in '07 at the start for those who might remember). Doing the Drury since I have a big crew in tow. Hope training and riding the mountains here get me ready for the ride. Can't wait!
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Do the "outta towners" get to chime in? Coming in again this year, along with a friend (& forum member) from Concord, NC, my wife & daughters to SAG & cheer, and also hook up with a friend who recently moved back to IN from nearby. Think my brother in law is coming down again to ride with some of his work buds from Chi. (they were the ones who had the charter bus in '07 at the start for those who might remember). Doing the Drury since I have a big crew in tow. Hope training and riding the mountains here get me ready for the ride. Can't wait!
Haha, yeah I remember... I was parked across the street from them... RAIN 07 was like 10 weeks into my cycling career and I was like holy crap thats amazing
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I plan to do this ride again this year. I have room for one other rider if interested. I would also like to share a room, however one that is a step up from last year
Everything is a step up from where we stayed last year, but the price was right, and I think the roaches enjoyed the company.
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