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Offline rob_squared

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Announcement - 2011 Tour Divide
« on: June 01, 2010, 12:13:23 PM »
I was going to wait until July to make the announcement, but the cat has been out of the bag for a while via the Shout Box and conversations I've had with many of you...

I am racing the Tour Divide in 2011. I plan to make the mass start in June 10, 2011 in Banff. www.tourdivide.org

This announcement has a primary goal - not to pat myself on the back for a long bike ride - but to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. I have set a goal to raise $5,000 dollars by August of 2011 for Komen for the Cure.  http://ww5.komen.org/

Please take a moment to visit the fund raising page I have set up and .... I started a blog there ....

http://www.info-komen.org/goto/robridesforpink

Check out both the "Miles for Pink" page and my personal page - donations can be made from either one. I will update the blog on the personal page with my progress and adventures leading up to the race.

SHARE THIS WITH AS MANY AS YOU CAN! I really want to make this effort make a differance to those diagnosed with the desease.  $5,000 will go toward research, mammagrams for those without insurance, and to help pay for treatement to those that can't afford it.

These are our mothers, sisters, friends and wives. Help me help them.

Your support is appreciated!

Rob

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Re: Announcement - 2011 Tour Divide
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2010, 12:14:41 PM »
Wow! this will be fun to watch! I hope you do well Rob!

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Re: Announcement - 2011 Tour Divide
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2010, 07:36:44 PM »
Wow is right.  You're completely nuts!  Not in a bad way though, more in the "crazy as a loon mountain biker" kind of way.

You got my attention and I will be donating.

Good luck

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Re: Announcement - 2011 Tour Divide
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2010, 08:19:14 PM »
R2, im going to slap a link of this on our FB Fan Page if its alright with you.

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Re: Announcement - 2011 Tour Divide
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2010, 09:06:19 PM »
Go for it PEB. I need the exposure.

Thanks for the support everybody. Keep your eyes peeled for men's breast cancer jerseys in your travels; I need some for TD next year.

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Re: Announcement - 2011 Tour Divide
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2010, 09:25:37 PM »
Looks like one hell of an experience and for an even better cause.
 
Good Luck Rob.
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Re: Announcement - 2011 Tour Divide
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2010, 07:33:15 AM »
Rob,


contact this company and see if they will custom make you a jersey as a sponsorship... http://www.akapparel.com/index.php

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Re: Announcement - 2011 Tour Divide
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2010, 09:32:04 AM »
Thanks for the hlep... that custom one is $100 a jersey. I want 2 of them for me and one for my wife... ouch. I'll see if they bite at a sponsorship.

I found this lady that orders jerseys from LG.... she is out of stock right now and requiers a minimum of 8 to place an order... http://cscrb.org/CSCRB_main/Pink_Ribbon_Jersey.html

I need 3, are there 5 more people that want to buy one?

I'd rather support her as she is raising money for triple negative cancer, the same cancer my wife was diagnosed with.
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Re: Announcement - 2011 Tour Divide
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2010, 12:38:47 PM »
Thanks for the hlep... that custom one is $100 a jersey. I want 2 of them for me and one for my wife... ouch. I'll see if they bite at a sponsorship.

I found this lady that orders jerseys from LG.... she is out of stock right now and requiers a minimum of 8 to place an order... http://cscrb.org/CSCRB_main/Pink_Ribbon_Jersey.html

I need 3, are there 5 more people that want to buy one?

I'd rather support her as she is raising money for triple negative cancer, the same cancer my wife was diagnosed with.


I'll give you a PEB Jersey and you can die all the white pink & add a ribbon.

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Re: Announcement - 2011 Tour Divide
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2010, 04:24:42 PM »
This is great. Good luck to you. Are you planning any rides out there prior to the actual event?
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Re: Announcement - 2011 Tour Divide
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2010, 09:19:32 AM »
some blog updates.

http://www.info-komen.org/goto/robridesforpink

spread the word.

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Re: Announcement - 2011 Tour Divide
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2010, 09:30:14 PM »
have you looked at something like this in addition to your custom bag

http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/16262-250_SETRR7-2-Accessories-38-Racks/Storage/Sette-ST-400-Rear-Bicycle-Rack.htm

with this

http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/19312-010_SETRP9-2-Accessories-24-Bags/Sette-Rear-Rack-Pak.htm

they would line up behind the seat and give you a little protection from the rock or two you might see on you little trip  ::)

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Re: Announcement - 2011 Tour Divide
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2010, 08:55:45 AM »
i have a Topeak version those. they work great for commuting. not so great for the MTB. when the trail gets rough the rack twists from side to side.

thanks for lookin' out for me fishindaddy!!

 

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