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September 11th 2017

Old 09-10-17, 06:00 PM
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September 11th 2017

So I got a text from my boss Saturday reminding me to update our website with a tribute to the victims of the attacks on 9/11/2001... This reminded mem, as a Veteran and a retired Police Officer how much the attacks, the loss of life and the bravery of first responders and volunteers that stepped up and gave all they had to help their fellow man meant to me...

So I decided tomorrows ride will be 11 Miles... I will actually be cutting my scheduled ride short but it will mean more...

I invite all my fellow Clydes and Athenas to show their support in joining me on an 11-mile ride to honor the victims, first responders, and volunteers.

Thanks.
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Great idea!
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I will add 11 miles to my normal ride of 23 miles.
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2 replies and 77 views... I was expecting a better response... Hopefully a few of you are just waiting to post your ride info today 9/11/2017. Remembering the roughly 3000 people lost that day from over 115 different countries. God Bless.
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Love the sentiment ... but I need to do more than 11 miles today ...

Honestly, for me, the fact that I can go out and ride my bike today, I feel is a testament to the resolve of our first responders and troops, etc.

All of us who lived through it, are aware of the magnitude of this day ... we all can choose to remember the day in whatever manner we want
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Originally Posted by ill.clyde
Love the sentiment ... but I need to do more than 11 miles today ...
Really wow, must be a big race coming up.

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we all can choose to remember the day in whatever manner we want
I guess that is really what I should have suggested... Tie today's ride in some way to honor those lost and forgive me if I get short with anyone on this post but I was a city cop for over twenty years and do have a bit of PTSD, and I am not talking liberal snowflake PTSD from someone yelling at me. So days like today can be tough... I guess this post and my ride is a means of coping (all my riding is actually).
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No, no big race ... just a weekly/monthly mile goal that I try to meet

No worries ... like I said, we all can choose to mark the day however we can. I was a newspaper reporter back at that time, and it was a long day for me. Nowhere near what first responders had to deal with, especially those near the attacks, but a long day nonetheless.

And yes ... riding is the best coping mechanism I have. Best to you
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Since I was in Darwin, aboard the USS Comstock, it doesn't hit me until about 9 or 10pm as that was roughly the time we found out and the defecation hit the oscillation.

No rides for me today as my work schedule prevents it...I'll be a mess laters anyways so it probably for the best.
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here's to all the victims, both gone & those that are still here. in a way, we're all victims
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Thanks copperfind for this idea! I just finished my 11-mile ride today in honor of all those who died and/or served on 9/11.

We owe them a great debt, and we must stand and fight for their legacy, to preserve our freedoms in such a way that will continue to honor them and the freedom, integrity and commitment that they represent.
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Originally Posted by Rje58
Thanks copperfind for this idea! I just finished my 11-mile ride today in honor of all those who died and/or served on 9/11.

We owe them a great debt, and we must stand and fight for their legacy, to preserve our freedoms in such a way that will continue to honor them and the freedom, integrity and commitment that they represent.
Nicely Done... Thank You.
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Dont know my actual distance changed my plan up just a bit... My planned route 11.0 miles, with a stop or two to reflect and a prayer or two... all and all it was a meaningful ride for me... Included a couple of PRs one of which is a little uphill sprint that is goal of mine to break 19mph... Well 19.8 tonight so now I guess I go for 21mph. All and all it was a relaxed ride that I just pushed a few spots.



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Sorry, I didn't see your post until just now. I didn't ride yesterday because I was so exhausted from the weekend I needed an extra hour of sleep. But I likely would have ridden 15 miles.
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