2012 MS150

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cburch
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you welcome. :D


reddan
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Signed up w/ Team Thick, with the return to Zelie option. Yee-haw.


mr marvelous
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Did you go to Thick to sign up our did you do it online


reddan
Keymaster
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when you sign up via the MS site, you can pick Join A Team and it’ll let you search for a team by name. Just search for Thick, it comes right up.


stefb
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I am signing up for the usual route to the lake with the century option (with thick, of course). I think I may try fixed this year just to torture myself.


reddan
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I chose the return to Zelie so that (unless I get lazy) I can do the whole thing without having to get into a motor vehicle at all.

Ride up to Zelie early AM Saturday, do the Day 1 ride, ride back to Zelie on Day 2, then back to town. No need for drop bags, cars, buses, trucks, or any of that stuff.

I will need to carry a bit of extra clothing and plan to sleep in the dorms, but that’s no big deal.


stefb
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yeah i think we are doing dorms this year. we have camped before, and usually there is a fight the morning of the second day about tearing it down haha. also, i usually fall asleep early and don’t hang too much at the camp site. i plan on bringing a multitool or whatever in case i decide that doing it fixed sucks too badly and i need to flip to single speed.


robjdlc
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For anyone who wants to join thick but forgot to select it when they signed up, just call them – they’re super nice. 412-261-6347


dani
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Just joined team thick! registering for the ms150 this early makes the crap winter weather seem less endless.


rzod
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Wasn’t there a thread called “The Beginners Guide to the MS150” or something? I searched but didn’t come up with anything.

From time to time I like to read these threads and fantasize about joining Team Thick and doing the ride.


rsprake
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I signed up, joined the THICK team and met the minimum fundraising goal less than a week later.

*edit, I posted before rzod bumped it up.


Kayla
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rzod: Beginners guide to the MS150…

Great thread. Last year was my first MS150 and it definitely helped.


rzod
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Thanks Kayla! I don’t know why I couldn’t find it myself.


ultimattfrisbee
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Does everyone on Team Thick ride the MS 150 on a mountain bike?


salty
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No.

BTW, I am officially on Team Thick this year, I signed up last week. But I feel like I should go buy a bike there to qualify… if only Surly would hurry their asses up – although Chris did send me a message last week asking what size so I think it’s getting close.

Also, apparently Lauren resigned from the MS Society to take another job, so she won’t be running the event this year.


robjdlc
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Man, I sure did type a lot in that guide to the ms150 thread.

I talked to Lauren about her resigning last year, she said she had no plans of leaving… Seems this rumor repeats itself every year.


salty
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It’s not a rumor this year, unfortunately (and she did also work for Google for a brief time in 2010).


reddan
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Huh…guess that’s why I haven’t heard from her re: new routes for a while.


salty
Participant
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argh – while talking about the ms150 with bikeygirl this weekend, I came to the sudden realization I have a wedding to go to that weekend so I won’t be able to make it.

anyone planning to do the other (keystone) ride? it’s july 28/29, i can pay for gas if someone can give me a ride there.


stefb
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I think we are celebrating my niece’s birthday that weekend in NY. I really wanna do the cook forest ride again.


boostuv
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I did Cooks Forest this past summer, it was a nice ride. Pretty flat, well supported, nice scenery. We went up and camped at the park over that weekend and would highly recommend it.


salty
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Cook Forest is a different thing (one day, 35/60 miles). There’s another two-day MS150 called the “Keystone Country Ride” in July:

http://bikepax.nationalmssociety.org/site/PageServer?pagename=BIKE_PAX_homepage

Although, I might be up for both – the Cook Forest one sounds cool, especially if you can amortize the drive by making a weekend out of it.

FWIW, this is seriously the first time I’ve been a little sorry about selling my car. There are other ways to get to these events but they’re not very practical.


boostuv
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Salty, if we do Cooks Forest again you’re more than welcome to ride up with us.


bikeygirl
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And talking about the MS150, can anybody give details into what are the “consensus” about the ride this year?

I know there are different alternatives to do the ride this year, and I’ll be honest, I’m being slightly-lazy to look into it further, so I’m asking for the “skinny” in here.

Basics: Gonna go for the Century again this year (doing it for you Salty since you’re wedding-bailing on it!). Riding with Team Thick Bikes again -that was so much fun last year!

So yeah, let me know what to do/click, and will go from there! :D


boostuv
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Im doing the century that continues to Conneaut, OH. I *believe* Nick and Kayla are dong that as well.


Nick D
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I don’t know about the century, but I am going to the lake.


cburch
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Lake


Mick
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Great


reddan
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I’m a contrarian…doing the return to Zelie.


robjdlc
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Lake, and packing a jacket.


Kayla
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Probably no century, but camping, and lake.

And DEFINITELY bringing a jacket. Wearing a damp sweatshirt on the bus ride home was no fun at all.


stefb
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lake. century. fixed gear perhaps (but def single speed again). staying in dorm this year. no jacket.

one time a year cici’s trip in cranberry on the way home.


StuInMcCandless
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Alas, Cici’s in Cranberry is no more.


Kayla
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I had a KFC sadness bowl after the ride last year. Man, that was good.


Nick D
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K-Fry.


robjdlc
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I had 4 peoples worth of food from Lin’s Asian Fusion last year. Like, three appetizers and two entrees. All me.


Kayla
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Not sure if I’m more excited for the ride, or all the food I get to eat afterward.


Nick D
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Just talked to Chris. There he is planning a few group training rides to lead up to the MS150.

I will be leading a 50-mile ride on May 13 which will definitely be the coolest of the series (or the only that everyone skips).


stefb
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Stu- noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

But I need shitty cheap food to eat after. *tear*


gimpPAC
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Hey ho, long time – no post. I’m going, I was just going to do the 75 mile option, since I’m also training for the Pittsburgh Triathlon Sprint, but I have a pipe dream of doing the GAPCANDO in 3 or 4 days in September so I may do the century option just to make sure I’m on track to do that. The plus about doing centuries on the trail = no killer hills…so maybe I don’t need to do that…

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