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    Senior Member Brian's Avatar
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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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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Senior Member Brian's Avatar
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    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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    Donation made and ordered a T-shirt.

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    Senior Member Brian's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by urban_assault View Post
    Donation made and ordered a T-shirt.
    Thank you.

    Who's next?

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    Donation made. Thanks Guys for getting the word out.
    Hey, I'm just this GUY...you know?
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    Senior Member Brian's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jtgyk View Post
    Donation made. Thanks Guys for getting the word out.
    You rock!

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    Genetics have failed me Scummer's Avatar
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    Shipped a few bucks through paypal to her.
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    Senior Member Brian's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scummer View Post
    Shipped a few bucks through paypal to her.
    Thank you!

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    Senior Member Brian's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ehidle View Post
    Donation made
    Thank you, kind sir!

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    Donation made!
    Always happy to support those who love the sport. I hate to hear of accidents like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SushiJoe View Post
    Donation made!
    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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    done
    give good lookin a big hug will ya

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    Senior Member Brian's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by brakemeister View Post
    done
    give good lookin a big hug will ya

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    Thank you!

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    Senior Member Brian's Avatar
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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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    Senior Member Brian's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Missbumble View Post
    OK - Donation made! Tell Tara we are rooting for her over in the Clydesdale/Athena Forum!! Sending out lots of love!
    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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    juneeaa memba!
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    goodonya, all. I contributed.

    Get betta, girl!

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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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    A big to both of you!

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    Donation made.

    Any rider down affects us all.

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    Senior Member Brian's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by txvintage View Post
    Donation made.

    Any rider down affects us all.
    Sweet. Another thumbs up.

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    Donated. Also spammed my whole email list and got about four sentimental types to chip in. They don't bike, but they do cry during Bambi.

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