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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 03-16-09, 12:33 PM   #1
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MS150 ride, fixed

Hey guys, so I've been lurking around here and occasionally posting, but now I need your help. I'm doing this MS150 ride, which is 150 miles over two days (105 the first day, 45 the second), and supports research for MS. I'm doing it with the AzFixed team, and we got jerseys and all that jazz. The thing is, I gotta raise $250, and I have $170 right now. The ride is in less than two weeks (March 28-29), and I've pretty much exhausted all my resources for raising money. So if anyone would be willing to donate anything, that would be great. No donation is too little, so thanks!

Link for my page-
http://main.nationalmssociety.org/si...nal&fr_id=9530

Also, if you wanna donate but you don't have/want to use a credit card, you can just do this. Sign into your paypal account. Click "PayPal Plug-In" on the left side of the screen. Go to "Secure Cards", and click "Generate Card". It will generate a credit card number, cvv2, and expiration date. You can then use that info as a MasterCard Credit Card, but it will charge your paypal.

Thanks again guys, I can't wait to ride four times farther than I ever have.
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Old 03-16-09, 12:39 PM   #2
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impressive, good luck.
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Old 03-16-09, 01:17 PM   #3
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I was actually going to make a post just like this today, because I'm considering attempting the whole 150 miles on my fixed gear!
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Old 03-16-09, 01:47 PM   #4
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I'm doing it in Missouri haha.

Props dude.

I'm also riding fixed.
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Old 03-16-09, 03:16 PM   #5
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Alex, I just made a contribution on your page.

Good luck, and be sure to tell us how it goes. That's a big distance on a fixed gear! Is it going to be hilly? Hot?
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rode it fixed. good times.
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Old 03-16-09, 03:38 PM   #7
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Thanks noglider, and I think it's mostly flat, but there is at least one hilly section. The guys who did it last year said it wasn't hot, hopefully it stays the same. Props to the other guys doing it fixed, there are like 20 of us here doing it together.
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I want to ride but there's no way I can raise $250.
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I don't think its that high here in my town, but the ride also isn't until September.

My area is hilly as ****, so I'm expecting to have to walk up a couple hills and I'm definitely going to need a front brake too. Should be a good time though. I'm trying to get my dad to do it fixed.
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Old 03-16-09, 10:56 PM   #10
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I want to ride but there's no way I can raise $250.
I thought I couldn't, but I'm pretty close. It also depends on how much time you have, I only started raising money a month or so before the ride, I could have gotten more if I had joined earlier.
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Old 03-17-09, 12:50 PM   #11
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you do know that you can do the ride without raising the whole $250? hell, i've done it for two years in socal without registering at all. it's a fun ride.
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they'll usually send you a letter asking for the rest of the donation but they don't bug you about it.
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Ah, I didn't know what would happen if I didn't raise it all. But I gotta help my team out!

na975, yes, yes I would.
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I rode the MS150 last year. First day was single speed and the second day I used my two-speed coaster rear wheel. Very fun. Good luck!
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