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SHAOLINWARRIOR: Amanda's big story is running part of the route with her son and she hula hooped, which she hadn't ever been able to do!

Both of us got insulted by a lady selling tshirts who wanted us to buy bigger sizes. We picnic lunched together.

It was cold, windy, amazing fun and we got in a lot of exercise and laughs. No major great stories other than we had a wonderful time as usual! Can't wait for April 7th! It's 6 days before my son's wedding so I have to be sure to take lots of sunscreen, though, to keep from getting burned. I plan on buying a tshirt at least one size smaller next time and hopefully from the same rude woman!

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10/9/12 7:59 A

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Next one will be on April 7th, 2013. They always put them on Sunday to disrupt the businesses around there the least.

My post about the event will go up this morning! I hadn't quite gotten to it yesterday. :D

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10/9/12 3:03 A

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WHAT! No tales of adventure! I figured surely there would be at least one good story. LOL One of these days this event will fall on my day off. It looks like fun.

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Debra, that would be so great. Make sure you have my number so we can find each other if you don't make Lions Field by noon!

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10/6/12 9:39 P

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I am hoping to have me and the crew there...

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10/6/12 2:56 P

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Awesome! I've never met Gail in person.

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Just heard from Gail (CHINCHIN) and she is going to meet us at picnic time! She drove in from the Houston area to house sit in Austin and will drive down tomorrow to see us. If you haven't met this lady before, she is awesome. She won't do a whole lot of walking as her leg is in a brace from a recent ankle injury, but she will hang around for a while. I haven't seen her since our zipline adventure so I am very excited!

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Awesome James! Can't wait to meet your wife. :)

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James, you are such an athlete now! Wow!
I'm so excited to be finally meeting your lovely wife!

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I'll be walking tomorrow if anyone is wanting to meet at LBJ and the wife and I will see MJ and Amanda's families on Sunday.

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I'll be there, even if I have to crawl. Still not up to snuff, but I should be well enough by then. Remember to look for PAWPAW Don on his red trike with the Spark Team Hydration Station sign on the back of his basket. He'll have a cooler in the basket filled with water to share when we meet up at noon at Lions Field by the big Lion statue. Bring a sandwich or picnic food and we'll lunch together! Call or text me at 844-6126 if you have any trouble locating us. Hope to see lots of you there!

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Who all is planning to come?

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9/27/12 11:08 A

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Sounds good to me MJ! I'm not sure we'll make it down to Alamao Plaze in time for opening ceremonies as we tend to park a little further up, but we'll try. We'll meet up with you guys at some point, and we'll bring picnic stuff for lunch! :)

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Ooo OOO OOOO! I love both ideas! How about this? We are going to be at Alamo Plaza at 10:00 for opening ceremonies. We will then start progressing towards Lions field which may/may not take the full two hours depending on crowds/stuff to look at. We will TRY to be at the Lion by noon and we can still have a picnic lunch together. Everyone bring a nice sandwich or something to eat. I can pack a blanket or two in Dad's trike basket and a cooler full of water to share. If we aren't there right at noon, we will get there as close as possible.

My phone number is 210-844-6126 if anyone wants to find us BEFORE noon. You can also look for PAWPAW-DON on his red trike with the Spark Team Hydration Station sign on the back of the basket. We will generally be close to him most of the time but he does tend to ride ahead of us while we walk, then he circles back to us every little bit. You can see a picture of what he looks like on his spark page if you haven't met him.

How's that sound?

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So as we get closer to this, here's my question: Do we want to try to have a meetup at the beginning of Siclovia near the startup point, or do we want to say to meet at the Lions at Lion's Field at noon to all have a picnic lunch together?

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9/26/12 2:54 P

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I'm so sorry you will miss it, TaMara and Barb! Pooh! But T, I hope you have a great vacation weekend!

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9/22/12 10:46 A

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Looks like I'm going to have to miss it again :( We're going on vacation that weekend! Have fun you guys!

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Darn it again! Thats my Monday night to work.

But for those who can go. ENJOY!

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The great benefits of toning! I haven't lost much since then, but I"m a bit smaller, too, esp around the belly!

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That's nice of you to say, Amanda. I do think I look some smaller now. All that walking toned me up a bit in terms of lost inches. I only weigh about 6 pounds less than I did in March, though!

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Heheh, naw, I don't mind. Can't say if Jason would, but since he never logs into his Spark account, I'll keep it quiet. :D

I haven't lost all that much, maybe 13-14 lbs? Frustrating, after six months...gah! But YOU, MJ - I think you HAVE lost some - you certainly look a lot smaller now!

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9/21/12 11:57 A

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Did you notice the current team page picture? That's Amanda (POOKASLUAGH) and her husband Jason dancing the Polka in the street during Siclovia last March. Posted without her permission but under the assumption she won't mind...hahaha!

I was looking through the Siclovia pictures to post them on the team facebook page and was struck by how much weight Barb4Rick and especially Amanda have lost in these last 6 months. Me? Not so much, but I do feel healthier and feel like I look a little better!

Let's go play in the streets, ya'll!

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this sounds like fun. I hope to make it to the event.

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Awesome!

I guess we could either have people meet us at 10:00 at opening ceremonies at Alamo Plaza or text as they arrive so we can coordinate logistics? Or just say we will be at Lions Field at such and such time or at whatever park that was we used the restrooms at (Maverick park?) at such and such time? Suggestions welcome!

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I have answers! MJ, you were right, the opening ceremony will be at the Alamo Plaza this year. That's also where their 5K at 8am starts and ends.

They were very prompt to answer my email!

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I did enjoy this last year and remember I saw Shawn Elliott! Whoop!
Don't think I'll be back in time though.

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Makes sense. I sent an email to the Siclovia people asking about opening ceremonies and will let you know when/if I hear something back. I did look at the new map, and the newly added section doesn't appear to be much further than where the old route stopped, so maybe the old route was longer than we thought!

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I was thinking the same thing, myself. Mostly because I don't want Dad over-doing it but 8 miles of walking, even with the stops to browse and visit, will be a lot. You know Dad, he will ride ahead, turn around and ride back to us and then repeat the process throughout the whole event so I wouldn't doubt that he ends up riding 12 to 15 miles! Don't want to have him to that two days in a row!

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Good call! I'll see if I can find out more info. Definitely no way I can walk that fast either, lol!

Speaking of long walks, though - I think since Siclovia is on a Sunday, I will probably skip our training walk the day before, switch my Saturday and Sunday workouts that week. Otherwise two long walks in a row might be tough!!

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That sounds fine by me. Not sure where the opening ceremonies will be this time, though...since they extended it they could be at Alamo Plaza and no way I can walk that fast so maybe we should hold off specifying a time or place until we know more. LOL.

I remember the sunburn. Sunscreen most definitely!!

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I'm very excited about the 4 miles! Personally, I think we should say maybe 10:30 or 11 for the meetup? The opening should be at 10, right? I don't remember it lasting more than 15-20 minutes last time. We like to start near the top of the walk and then head down towards Alamo Plaza, then back up. If we wait until noon to meet, the boys will be too tired to do that! Or we could just meet up with people partway through if y'all want to meet later on.

Make sure to bring sunscreen! The sunburn from last time was miserable!!

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Dad wants to be there at the very beginning since we missed the opening ceremonies last time, but I think 11:00 or even 12:00 would be a good time to meet there at the Lion at Lion's Field. I won't be hanging around forever like last time...we missed several members because I guess I didn't communicate well enough. I think we should pick a time, wait 15-20 minutes max and move on. Like I said I always list my phone number so people can text and find out where we are. This year I am able to walk better, if not faster, so I am really looking forward to it so much!

I can also direct people to look at PAWPAW-DON's spark page to see what he and his trike look like. He is going to wear a neon yellow shirt to Siclovia and will have his spark team hydration station sign on the back of the trike so he should be easy to spot!

Oh and the 4 miles? Looks like they extended the route all the way to the Alamo Plaza which is way cool!

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Wow, I didn't realize they'd changed the route from 2 miles to 4! Fantastic!!

Do we want to set up a time to meet at the lions at that park near the top of the route? Last year we didn't have a specific place, but we discovered the lion statue at the main reclovia last year, and thought that would be a good meeting place.

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www.siclovia.org/

Síclovía will take place on Sunday October 7th, 2012, the City and the YMCA will make 4 miles of San Antonio streets temporarily car-free. Síclovía will be a four hour event from 10am to 3pm. During the event, the streets will belong to pedestrians, bicyclist and recreationalists.

We went in March and had a blast with Amanda (POOKASLUAGH) and her family.

The route is on Broadway running from Parland near Alamo Heights all the way to Alamo Plaza this year. We will be there from beginning to end most likely.

There is fun for the entire family. Wear comfy shoes, or bring your bike, skates, or skateboard. PawPaw-Don will be on his trike. Charles and I will most likely be afoot. I'll be posting my phone number later on if people want to meet up!

Check out the link and read all about this fun, healthy day of fitness. See you there!

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