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Greetings!

On June 5, 2011, the annual Tour de Cure, organized by the American Diabetes Association, will take place in Reston, VA.

And what is the Tour the Cure? You ask. Well it is a cycling fundraiser to support research for diabetes.

And what do I have to do with that? I have signed up to bike for 33 miles to support this fundraiser, which is pretty freaky since I am not particularly good on a bike. It shall be interesting to say the least, and I am pretty terrified. But I shall do it, and I am training for it. Yay bikes!

So today I am asking you to help me raise some money for this cause. Here's the deal, you contribute with $10, and I ride for 33 miles. Does that sound good? I do hope so. I will be thinking of you when I am sweating my butt off climbing a hill or screaming in terror as I careen on the way down. At any rate, it will be fun. At least for those watching from afar...

So if you're game, click on the link below. I am trying to raise at least $200. I have raised $75. If I can raise more, I will add a little jig at the end of my race.

You can click here if you wish to make a donation. You know you want to!

Thank you muchly!

~Belfebe out.

Comments

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melaniesuzanne
Apr. 28th, 2011 03:44 pm (UTC)
I am flat broke today, but I will donate on payday (tomorrow, thank goodness!). Okay? :)
belfebe
Apr. 28th, 2011 04:22 pm (UTC)
That works. Thanks muchly!
marionred
Apr. 28th, 2011 06:29 pm (UTC)
you know this is one of my favorite charities..
belfebe
Apr. 28th, 2011 09:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! You rock!!!
sun_in_splendor
May. 1st, 2011 07:24 pm (UTC)
Congrats, and good luck.
Looking at the route map you shouldn't be hitting too many hills. Just some little rollers around Broadlands.
If you build your base miles up to at least 25, the 33 miles should be no problem.
If you want to do a training ride sometime, let me know. I can take you on a route that will be similar to what you'll be riding.
belfebe
May. 2nd, 2011 04:32 pm (UTC)
Awesome. Thank you. I did take my bike to the WoD this weekend, and did about 14 miles. I think I would have covered more if I had had clipless pedals, since every time I speeded up, my feel would slide off. No fun.

And yes, I'd love to do a training guide at one point. It would be very helpful. :-)
sun_in_splendor
May. 2nd, 2011 05:01 pm (UTC)
Don't worry too much about clipless pedals unless you want to get into really serious riding. However you might want to look into toe clips. I've been using them for over 20 years, even on rides over 100 miles, and I find that they work well. I have mine set a little loose so I can get in and out quickly.

I'm doing the EU embassy tour this Saturday by bike (speed is essential to get to as many as possible), but maybe we could do something Sunday.
Also the weekend of the 21/22 is still open.
belfebe
May. 2nd, 2011 08:15 pm (UTC)
I have clips, but didn't like them. However, I do have cleats because I spin a lot and I am used to the clipless pedals. At least on a spinner. I may give them a try. The worst that can happen is that I will fall down a couple of times until I get used to them :-D

Probably the week of 21/22 may be the best for me. And closer to the race. Thanks a million!
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