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    Thunder Thyze
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    Trek 4 the Troops

    In December, 2006 I'm embarking on a cross country ride to raise awareness and nonpartisan support for our troops involved in the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. I'm calling the ride Trek 4 the Troops, and I welcome you to read more about it at www.trek4thetroops.com.

    What makes this ride different from other cross-continental awareness/fund raising rides?

    The ride will be done solo, without a support vehicle, on a fixed-gear. Thatís right, FIXED GEAR! To the best of my knowledge only a select few have ever traversed the continent on a fixed-gear, and some might say that the attempt is crazy.

    Iíll be following a fairly southerly route from San Diego to Savannah, and I welcome anyone/everyone to ride along should I pass through your area. Fixed gear bikes not required! Iíll be updating the ride website every day, and who knows, maybe your picture will show up there.

    In the meantime, please visit www.americasupportsyou.mil and see how you can help in the effort to support our service men and women serving our country in the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Iím not soliciting funds or donations directly. I have no way (or desire) to handle donations of cash. I'm just trying to raise awareness and support for the many fine organizations that are doing a wonderful job supporting the troops. Please take a look at all the ways you can help, and help however you can.

    If you want to help out my effort, I'd welcome a note of encouragement. You can email me at scott@trek4thetroops.com or send me a message from the ride website.

    thanks!

    Scott

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    Good Luck. I looked at your site and think you made a nice bike choice!! I've been looking that direction too.

    So you'll have connectivity on your ride? As you get closer to Meridian we'll connect the dots. I'll spread the word here locally.

    ~JG

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    That'd be great! I'm looking forward to riding with different people along the way, AND I'll need a little help from time to time with fine-tuning my route selection.

    Scott

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    I just wanted to say i'm glad to hear some support for our troops b/c so many people i know connect those we support our troop bumper stickesr with supporting bush thats just total bull anyways I wish you the best of luck on your journey might want to take a GPS with you to help keep from getting caught up in some kind of road map
    If your willing to put some money down I would suggest the garmin Edge 305 http://www.garmin.com/products/edge305/
    its a good Gps and Cycling computer
    Good luck again can't wait to see some awesome pics from around the country
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    Quote Originally Posted by shishcabob30
    I just wanted to say i'm glad to hear some support for our troops b/c so many people i know connect those we support our troop bumper stickesr with supporting bush thats just total bull anyways I wish you the best of luck on your journey might want to take a GPS with you to help keep from getting caught up in some kind of road map
    If your willing to put some money down I would suggest the garmin Edge 305 http://www.garmin.com/products/edge305/
    its a good Gps and Cycling computer
    Good luck again can't wait to see some awesome pics from around the country
    Thanks! That's a great idea.

    I have to admit, I'm not much of a gadget guy. This may be worth the money, though. Quick question for anyone who's used one: do they help with the actual route planning, like some of the GPS nav systems for cars, or does it just tell you where you are?

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    keep in touch scott, if time designates I will try to ride with you as well as my brother, keep the faith in what you are doing.
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    What an awesome undertaking. If I can, I'll try to join you in San Diego. I'd really like to do the whole route, but I don't think I'd be able to afford it. Regardless, best of luck along the way.
    Brilliant!

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    Thunder Thyze
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    Quote Originally Posted by mister
    What an awesome undertaking. If I can, I'll try to join you in San Diego. I'd really like to do the whole route, but I don't think I'd be able to afford it. Regardless, best of luck along the way.
    It'd be great if you can ride along in San Diego. Bring as many folks as you can, the more the merrier.

    I'm currently working on setting up some "media events" for Thursday, Dec 7th. I'm staying with a friend while in town, who happens to live very near the 20 mile mark on a route that a local guy has recommended. So, to really make it a coast to coast ride I may ride a bit on Thursday, sort of a prologue to my Tour de USA!

    On that Friday, I'll be starting a few miles east of where Fletcher turns into Broadway. I'll post more details on exactly where/when on the ride website a few days beforehand.

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    Just wanted to bump the thread and say Good Luck with it... Nice to have people like you.

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