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Old 02-06-07, 07:26 PM
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I haven't done this MS150, so I'm not sure how they are set up, but I volunteered the last two years for the Reno, Nv chapter. The better the route is marked, the easier and more fun it is for the riders. I drove SAG, and actually had a bike mechanic volunteer with me from a shop in Reno. Barring a mechanic on board, I carried extra tubes, tires, and basic tools for the riders to fix their bikes. I also had extra patch kits. Sometimes a SAG vehicle is just a vehicle with a bike rack, but when you tell a rider that you're supposed to drive back to the beginning that they can't get off that easily, because you've got a tire that they can finish on, it really makes their day. Everything I carried was my personal stuff, but donations from chain bike stores would help. The one thing that has always made a difference on every organized ride I've been on has been motorcycles helping to monitor the course.
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