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Thread: I rode 60 miles in the MS Bike Ride

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    Two years ago our oldest daughter, Meredith, was diagnosed with MS. Last year (too late) we found out about the MS Bike Ride in Georgia. This year we decided to form a family team to raise awareness and money for MS research. We are committed to finding a cure!!!

    That said---I bought a bicycle in the Spring, trained some and then rode 35 miles on Saturday and 25 miles on Sunday!!! It was a very hilly, challenging course. The weather was perfect and we had a great time.

    Crossing the finish line on Sunday--
    me, my son-in-law, my brother-in-law, my husband, my sister-in-law
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    Our team with Meredith (she is in the jeans)
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    There were over 1100 riders!!
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    Awesome support for your daughter!!! :D :D :D

    ((((HUGS)))) to you all!!!

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    WOOHOO!!! WAY TO GO!!!!

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    My Son used to ride in those every year when he was a teenager.

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    Well done Marcia! And you still had the energy to raise a hand as you crossed the line! :D

    Hugs to you and your daughter;

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    That's just awesome!! :D :D

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    What an amazing thing done by your family. We just had a MS bike ride in our community. I know several people that have been diagnosed with MS & hope that a cure is found soon.

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    yeah!!! yipee!!! way to go!!!
    so are you the lady with the pink blouse?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bebe
    yeah!!! yipee!!! way to go!!!
    so are you the lady with the pink blouse?
    Yes---that would be me in the pink!

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    Woo Hoo Lady!!!!

    Just look at you - I'm so proud of you Marcia & your family too. You are such an inspiration to help others. Lovely to see that there are still genuine caring people in this world. :wink:

    Hey BTW - Great legs :lol: :lol: :lol: Pete's not yours LOL

    Sending big big hugs to you all.

    Tisha

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    Way to go Marcia!!!!!! Was thinking about how that went yesterday. Glad to see you did good.

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    Way to go!!! What a great way to support research and get good exercise!

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    Great job hows the butt? after all that rides my butt hurts. :shock: And I used to ride that much everyday oh years ago. Great way to raise money, I do two benifits a year huntingtons and MD are ours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reneebobby
    Great job hows the butt? after all that rides my butt hurts. :shock: And I used to ride that much everyday oh years ago. Great way to raise money, I do two benifits a year huntingtons and MD are ours.
    I was so shocked that I have not been sore, tired or pained since the ride. I do have to confess, though, that my hubby and I went for massages Saturday afternoon!!

    Your causes are wonderful too. It is so great when people can get behind something they believe in and can give it their all. I just wish I could do more---for MS and all other diseases that people suffer from.

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    Wooooohoooooo!

    Way to go! Excellent cause, of course, but excellent effort too! My son wants to start jogging to get fit, and I'm thinking I should dig the bike out and go with him. But I'm really not sure my butt could cope! LOL

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    Hey, Blue, K3n, made a 'tush cush', for her mom, and then someone else made some after seeing hers.
    Just an idea, to help prevent, 'saddle sores' :wink:

    Marcia, I bet your daughter is so touched, that the whole family would do this!
    I have a good friend with ms, and they really do need to get on with that research. You guys looked great about to cross that finish line. What a long ride...good for you! :D

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    Wow, that is an amazing accomplishment!
    Congratulations! :)

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    Just awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I hope a cure is found someday...you are terrific for contributing to the cause.

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    Congratulations for doing more than giving lip service to your cause! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Way to go Marcia! Thats a lot of riding!!!! They do make those seats mighty small...there are a lot more hills out there now than there used to be too...I noticed that when I pulled the old bike out to ride this past spring. Tell all in your family...great job!

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    Good for you!

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    What a long ride! Good for you! Sorry about your daughter, hopefully they find a cure soon!!

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    You deserve to be very proud of yourself and your family for taking the time and energy to do such a terrific thing.
    I have a cousin, a cousin's daughter, an aunt, and a dear friend with MS, so the cause is near and dear to my heart.

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    Great Job! Hope they find a cure soon.

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    How cool is that? :D

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