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Old 11-01-08, 09:14 PM   #1
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Tara Llanes needs your support

Every Thanksgiving, we go around the table, and each of us has to share something we're thankful for. It's not so much the specific thing we mention, as how hard it is to just come up with just one thing, when there is so much to be thankful for. As cyclists, we should all be thankful for each day that we can get out there and ride. As members (or visitors) of this site, we should all be thankful to be part of such a supportive community. The Charity forum has been a huge success. The original Igor drive in memory of Sheldon Brown was another great success. So this month, my plea to you is to make a donation to Tara's Road to Recovery Fund.

For those of you that are not aware, Tara is an accomplished BMX and MTB racer, having won World Cups, National Championships, and taken gold medals at the X-Games. She suffered a terrible crash on September 1, 2007, which resulted in her having no feeling from the waist down. I got to speak with her briefly at Interbike this year, and she has a ready smile and the presence of a champion. While she has made progress, (She also has an unbreakable spirit) she still faces more expenses and needs our help. So please go to her site, and either make a purchase of a hoody, t-shirt or lip balm, or just use the PayPal link there to make a donation in any amount. Of course, we're giving an Igor to each member that makes a donation, but do this for the good feeling you get as one cyclist lending a hand to another.

A few words of encouragement wouldn't go astray either.

Here's the link again: Road to Recovery Fund


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Old 11-01-08, 09:23 PM   #2
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Old 11-01-08, 09:28 PM   #3
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I'll go one better. If 100 members make donations, (that's only three per day, people!) I'll quit.
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Old 11-02-08, 09:43 AM   #4
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I'll go one better. If 100 members make donations, (that's only three per day, people!) I'll quit.
What if I make a donation, but don't want you to quit?

Actually, I just did make a donation.

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Old 11-02-08, 07:20 PM   #6
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Old 11-03-08, 12:20 PM   #11
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Old 11-03-08, 12:49 PM   #12
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Always happy to support those who love the sport. I hate to hear of accidents like this.
She's pretty determined to overcome this. Thanks for your support!
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That's a total of eight that I'm aware of. Only 92 to go...
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OK - Donation made! Tell Tara we are rooting for her over in the Clydesdale/Athena Forum!! Sending out lots of love!
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Thank you! It may take a few days for your Igor to show up, as we haven't configured that yet for titanium members.
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Just donated- I think I got us below 90! Thanks for the opportunity of helping out, Brian.
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Sweet. Another thumbs up.
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