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  • David Clark
    May 3, 2010
      Hey Jerry,
      Good to hear from you!  We're doing well.  Spending a lot of time trying to help my Mom at this point.  Getting a few rides in - trying to get my milage back up to be able to do a 200km ride on June 5.  Better get busy!
      Your plans sound good for the July 3-4 ride sound good.  I don't know if I'll be available or not.  Depends a bit on how my Mom is doing and where I need to be at that point.
      Your 49 mph descent sounds way too fast for River Rd!  My memory is that the pavement is not that good....

      --- On Fri, 4/30/10, Jerry Morris <froglegz57@...> wrote:

      From: Jerry Morris <froglegz57@...>
      Subject: [mecklenbent-riders] 3 good reasons
      To: mecklenbent-riders@yahoogroups.com, "ian morris" <ian.morris1@...>
      Date: Friday, April 30, 2010, 8:13 PM

           As the subject line says, I have 3 really good reasons to post this message.  Firstly, it has been a long time since I talked to any of you and I have been letting work get in the way of life so hello everyone, just how the heck are you doing?
           Second, I have a project that some of you may be interested in playing with.  I am working with the Military Family Lifestyle Charitable Foundation and one afternoon I came up with a brilliant idea.  Maybe not brilliant but at least fun.  We are planning a 120 mile bike ride from Camp Lejeune, near Jacksonville, NC to Fayetteville, NC.  This will take place over July 3rd and 4th of this year.  We have asked for the participation of both Wounded Warrior Battalions from Ft Bragg and Lejeune to participate and so far it looks like we will have 6-10 warriors riding with us.  The foundation will provide all needed support, sag, rest stops, an evening meal, and place to clean up in the evening and a place to camp.  The second day will be very similar and again supported all the way to the end at the Special Operations Museun in Fayetteville where we will have a NC BBQ Extraordinaire.  As a finale we are trying to get permission to ride a final 10 mile leg onto Ft Bragg where we will be able to watch the biggest fireworks demo in NC.  Rider donations are set at 250$ and we are in the process of setting up a web interface where we can get donations direct.  I should have the flyer out by Monday evening with more details but if you are interested you can start collecting now.  I would really like to see you all again and especially for this great cause.  The foundation will process 100% of the donations directly to the Wounded Warrior Project and the Marine Semper Fi Fund.  No overhead as we are all volunteers and the website and office space are donated. 
           I did say there was a third thing....... .... oh yeah,  If you are unable to ride how about a donation for my big old butt to pedal around the route?  Yeah even the event coordinator has to pay.  This should be a blast so join us or at least stay in touch.
      ps; dave, i hit 49mph on river road last week...scared the crap out of myself...... .

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