Escape to the Lake

Dan - day 2My brother, Dan, rode in the Escape to the Lake MS-150 cycling event on the weekend of the 9th and 10th. Thanks to all that contributed to his pledge drive. As of today, his pledge total came to $1,265.00.

I assumed a less strenuous volunteer role as a SAG wagon driver. I picked up about 15 people over the two day ride. Issues ranged from flat tires to severe exhaustion. My job was to get the people to the next SAG station so they could have any issues addressed.

I worked with a guy named Adam that drove a large van. He was a support person for the D.O.R.C. team and the van was from Thick Bikes on the south side. Since my CR-V doesn’t have a bike rack and his van didn’t have any seats, it only seemed natural for the two of us to work in tandem.

Dan rode his 1986 Guerciotti bicycle. It did him pretty well on the second day, but the gear ratios were all wrong for day one. Day one was chock full of long uphill climbs. Day two was a more relaxed and flatter ride. Perhaps next time we will bring both bikes (mountain and racing) for the event.

I took loads of pictures of the event. You can check those out in my Flickr set.

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4 Responses to Escape to the Lake

  1. Kristan says:

    Wow, I’m not even into biking, and I enjoyed looking at these photos. Have you sent this link to the event’s organizers?

  2. AxsDeny says:

    Yeah. She didn’t seem too excited. There was word that one of the shots might get used in some local paper, but that fell apart.

  3. cindy says:

    yay, dan! i liked his breathe right strip. i should give those a try when I’m out in the woods. might help me from having mild asthma attacks during climbs.

  4. cindy says:

    I tried a Breathe Right strip on my last ride. They were UH-mazing. That is until I got so sweaty the one I was using peeled off but that might have more to do with the fact that I bought the generic, clear brand and it couldn’t “breate.” Ironic.

    It reminded me of the Simpson’s episode where Bart glues a beak to his face and the doctor uses a button applicator to make Bart sweat “the only sweat that can disolve that kind of adhesive, the sweat of fear.”

    Then I wrecked.

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