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KINGTERMITE's Photo KINGTERMITE Posts: 883
11/9/08 12:17 P

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What?

No booty pictures? :( *wink*

"There are no shortcuts to anywhere that is worth going."



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11/5/08 3:06 P

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What a wonderfully generous person! Truly inspirational story. Congrats!

“When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realized that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.”



~Emo Philips~



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DRC2205's Photo DRC2205 Posts: 8,845
11/5/08 9:24 A

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And next year, maybe I'll ride with you, and do my own fundraising!

Great work.

Edited by: DRC2205 at: 11/10/2008 (08:57)
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11/4/08 9:06 A

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Great Job

The Picture on the left is my motivation to get in shape and lose weight!!!!!!!


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HEYPUTTHATDOWN's Photo HEYPUTTHATDOWN Posts: 261
11/4/08 9:04 A

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one last update ...

My final fundraising total was $10,582 which was first place in the 2008 Columbia 24HoB.

The Trek Madone 4.7 I (we) won as a result was auctioned off last Sunday night at the Ulman Fund's "Screw Cancer" Wine Tasting.

The bike went for $3000 ... it retails for $2800 and with the economy doing flips, I was very happy to get that much.

I framed the yellow jersey for top fund-raiser (yow! framing is expensive!) and gave it to Mike's parents. It is now hanging in his Dad's office.

So ... all told ... $13,582 raised.

And Mike's parents know that Mike is not forgotten, maybe the most worthwhile outcome of this whole thing.

I've never done fund-raising before but I now see why folks do it.

I will do 24HoB every year and look for other ways to do something meaningful through cycling.

PS ... next year ... no subtlety ... I'll just bug everyone to contribute.





Edited by: HEYPUTTHATDOWN at: 11/4/2008 (09:04)
I'd rather be sitting on my bike thinking about God than sitting in church thinking about my bike ...
DRC2205's Photo DRC2205 Posts: 8,845
9/22/08 6:44 P

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Way to go, Bob! And I love that you are donating the bike back to the cause for more money.

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9/19/08 8:07 A

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emoticon What a great thing to do for other!

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9/19/08 12:05 A

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Definitely a great job for a good cause! You had to work really hard to raise that much money.

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9/18/08 10:51 P
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Congratulations. That is such a worthy cause. It was really great you were able to raise so much.

Hopefully, we will have good weather next year.

Lovey

2013 Goals:
- lose 50lbs
-stay consistent in my workouts
-strengthen my recently broken ankle

2012 Accomplishments:
-cosistent training after healing from a stress fracture in my foot
-completed a 10 miler, 10K and a half marathon
-sorry my year ended in Maym 2 weeks after my half marathon when I crash on my bike shattering my ankle. I had surgery and ortho put in 8 screws and a plate.



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MOONKEE2 Posts: 289
9/18/08 9:55 P

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That is so cool. Good for you. I'm proud to be on sparkpoints with you and to be a fellow biker.

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JHOLLNAGEL Posts: 1,768
9/18/08 9:36 P

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Bob

Congrats .... too bad you have the bike spoken for ... I'm looking for one. I am glad you donated it back to go as an auction so that more money can be raised.

Jim

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MARYONE's Photo MARYONE Posts: 2,125
9/18/08 8:28 P

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Wow this is very impressive! Great job! You really are an inspiration!
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9/18/08 8:27 P

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I agree with SarahGMD!

Awesome! Thanks for posting! emoticon

"Learn from nature: See how everything gets accomplished and how the miracle of life unfolds without dissatisfaction or unhappiness."
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SARAHGMD Posts: 834
9/18/08 5:25 P

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Congratulations!!

Your generosity is amazing, and an inspiration to us all!

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9/18/08 4:26 P

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Ninety-two generous donors allowed me to raise $10,482 and finish as the top individual fund-raiser in the first annual Columbia 24 Hours of Booty. That total would have placed third in Charlotte; and that event is in its 7th year. I am both grateful for and humbled by the amount of support I received.

Among the prizes for top fund-raiser are a 2008 Trek Madone 4.7 and a custom yellow jersey. I have decided to donate the bike to the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults and it will be auctioned off at their October 26th “Screw Cancer” event. I am in the process of having the jersey framed and will present it to the parents of the young man in whose name I participated.

Approximately 400 riders, of various experience and skill levels, were expected to ride on September 6-7. Unfortunately, the ride was cancelled due to Tropical Storm Hanna. This was the correct decision. Even hardcore events, like the BBC’s Civil War Century that were scheduled for that Saturday were postponed; the novice riders in the 24HOB would have been overwhelmed by the combination of wind and rain.

I am very disappointed that I didn’t get the chance to reach my mileage goal. However, I am pleased that I was able to raise a bunch of money for a very worthwhile cause and honor of the memory of a wonderful young man.

The people associated with 24 Hours of Booty have been very kind and have invited me to ride as their guest in the 2009 Charlotte event. They have also bought eight tickets for me for the Screw Cancer event.


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