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    Seattle area - request for moto-support for bicycle rides on June 21st

    I've been asked to assemble a group of volunteers to serve as moto-support for the "Livestrong Challenge", a charity bicycle ride benefiting the Lance Armstrong Foundation. http://www.livestrongchallenge.org/s...F/Schedule.htm

    If you're an experienced rider and are interested in volunteering by riding along with a bunch of bicyclists on rides ranging from 10 to 100 miles, let me know and I'll add your contact information to the roster. doug.vavrickATgmailDOTcom.

    I don't think Lance will be riding the Seattle event this year as he'll be busy training for the TDF

    Anyway, it's June 21st, it's an all-day commitment, and it also happens to be Father's Day. Let me know if you're interested in helping out. Of course, volunteers for positions unrelated to motorcycles are needed as well.
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    I'm still desperately seeking volunteers to help with the 2009 ride.

    I've included a link to sign up directly through the event's website. Scroll down and you'll find the "MOTO" category for "motorcycle support" of the ride.

    http://volunteer.livestrong.org/site...lunteerReg.asp

    If you'd like to donate your time and your motorcycle to the event, we'd love to have your assistance on June 21st!
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    Love to help out, but we're going to Hawaii on the day of the event...

    If this is something you do every year, I'd be interested in talking about participating in the future. Never done this sort of thing, but sounds interesting. Years ago when I worked in Nevada our office was down the street from Greg LeMond, amazing watching how hard that guy worked...!

    Oh, and I'm retired, so usually have some time to volunteer for worthy causes.

    Cheers!

    Bill J

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    If anyone is still interested in volunteering, I'd be happy to hear from you. The event is now a little less than a month away, so if you'd like to ride for a good cause on June 21st, send me a PM and I'll fill you in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OfficerImpersonator View Post
    If anyone is still interested in volunteering...
    Yeah... PM a comin' for more info...

    ~ Jim
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    Argggh! I've already got plans for that weekend. Otherwise I'd love to jump in on that!

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    I'm In...

    ...just signed up...
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    The ride is this Sunday - we are still able to accomodate volunteers!

    If you lost your dad to cancer, or know a dad battling cancer, how about spending Father's Day riding your motorcycle in support of the Lance Armstrong Foundation?

    Here's a job description for those interested in donating their Sunday to the Lance Armstrong Foundation:

    Motos will patrol along the route double-checking intersections, descents, and other potential hazards along the way. You will be in quick contact with Command, Medical, SAG, and the Marshal Coordinator as needed to report any rider issues or needs.

    Marshals will ride each distance course. Marshals will ride at various paces to keep a good mix among the participants. They will be identified as Moto Marshals to obtain a high level of visibility among participants.

    Marshals will act as representatives for the Livestrong Challenge. They are expected to be enthusiastic, helpful, and most importantly, vigilant guardians of participant safety. They will encounter riders of all skill levels and abilities during this event and the job will be fluid in response to their needs.

    The Marshal Coordinator will have a developed communication plan and protocol for the marshals. All details about SAG, medical, and any other needs will be addressed by the Marshal Coordinator prior to the start of our event. The morning of the Challenge we will assemble about an hour early to go
    over any last minute changes or concerns.

    Marshals will depart prior to the mass start and will be positioned along the route. Marshals will be roving at all times along the various routes.

    The course is extremely well marked and maps should not be required. However, the general course maps on the website are a good basic reference. http://www.livestrongchallenge.org/s...Course_Map.htm
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    It's NOT too late to try and recruit?

    -Good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grafikfeat View Post
    It's NOT too late to try and recruit?

    -Good.
    With 100 miles of course to cover, I can't see how we can have too many helpful folks out on the roads.
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    We probably could have used a few more people, but we got the job done.

    Jim and I got to escort the final three riders into the chute. They struggled mightily on the final climb up to Yessler and then each hill on Yessler. Somehow we missed the "free cold beer" that Roger kept telling us about because we got to the finish so late.

    I put in close to 200 miles (8:42 rolling time) on the 100 mile course according to my GPS. That's a lot of saddle time to cover only 200 miles. Two laps around Mercer Island, three laps over Tiger mountain and three times over Couger mountain, once in the pouring rain, plus doubling back a few other places.

    Only one person had to be removed from the course via ambulance as far as I heard. He left quite a puddle of blood on the downhill side of Tiger mountain.

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    I heard the request was for 50... They got 11.

    Still a rewarding day!
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    I like to think I can do the work of 20 men. If you can do the same we were at the target.

    That first picture is freaky. Just this morning I got an email from Amazon to let me know that "Amazon Fresh" is now available in my neighborhood. I can now order groceries from Amazon. The truck heading west is an Amazon Fresh truck.

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    It Begins...

    Actually, crossing I-90 at 715am
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