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    Want to help support MS research?

    After reading Tobey's thread, it pushed me over the edge to sign up for this two-day, 200 mile bicycle ride at the end of June. I'll be riding my Masi Gran Corsa with a very good team that averages just under 20mph over the course of the 200 miles. It's going to be a long (and sore) weekend, but I think that the money I raise will be going to a VERY good cause. I can't wait!

    If you would like to support me by making a monetary donation, you can do so by CLICKING HERE. The money will obviously go right to the National MS Society and not my "flat tire, softer seat and beer fund".

    Thanks for any support you can give, even if it's just some well wishes and/or prayers. I'll take what I can get!



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    The ride...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainman View Post
    (Admin/Mod: Perhaps I can request a sticky?)
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    Guinness for Strength!!!

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    Thanks man

    Iíve been thinking of becoming some sort of MS advocate, soon as my mental compass stops spinning. I have to learn to live with this and move forward.
    Sliding down the banister of life ..........................

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    Come to think about it, the Honda rep was an avid cyclist, I couldnít believe how light his bike was.
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    Yes, the road bikes are super-light. I did a duathlon in 2007 with a mtn bike. Big mistake. The difference between my mtn bike and road bike is amazing.

    I may put "Tobey" or "RoundEye" on my jersey somewhere during the race. Pics will (obviously with me) be posted!

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    Iím glad my plight has motivated you, that seems really cool to me. It also give me the incentive to be some sort of MS advocate.

    If I could get you going just by me whining about it on the net, just imagine who I could motivate if I really put my heart into it.

    I donít know, itís all just the speculation of an idle mind at this point.
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    Why We Fight MS
    Having multiple sclerosis means that you may suddenly have blurry vision.
    True. Especially in my right eye
    Or that your memory will fail you for no apparent reason.
    True. I thought it was past traumas and head injuries.
    Or that you may not always be able to walk, let alone ride a bike.
    True. My equilibrium is shot. I have been reduced to drunken monkey status.
    The symptoms of MS are different, and devastating, for everyone - the only certainty is that it will affect yet another person every hour of every day.
    We really need to get together and support Brandon on this adventure. As small as the membership is on this board in the big scheme of things, Iím not the only one that MS has impacted their lives. Iím just the most vocal. We have other members here whose lives have been impacted by this insidious disease. Evidently it is more widespread then I was even aware of.

    Even if it is just some pennies, show some support!


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    Kick some ass, err or maybe I should just say do well as its a charity event. lol

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    Will do, YoS.

    Thanks.

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    I'm making a note for next months budget.
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    For those of you wanting to do more research into Multiple Sclerosis hereís a damn good forum I ran across during my journeys across netland.

    http://www.msworld.org/forum/index.php
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    Quote Originally Posted by OSULLY View Post
    I'm making a note for next months budget.
    Thanks, OSULLY!


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    Quote Originally Posted by YARDofSTUF View Post


    Kick some ass, err or maybe I should just say do well as its a charity event. lol
    Funny guy

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    It's a great cause, count me in.

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    Thank you very much for your help, Philip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philip View Post
    It's a great cause, count me in.
    Thanks man

    This has been a mind-twisting bitch of an experience to say the least and the cost of meds is higher then giraffe nookie, ask MadDoc how high that is.

    In researching matters I have found out they have made great strides in reducing the symptoms of this disease in the last five years but there is still no cure for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OSULLY View Post
    I'm making a note for next months budget.
    Way cool
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    In a few days I plan on making a donation myself. Please remind me Brandon if it's a week from today and that hasn't been done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roody View Post
    In a few days I plan on making a donation myself. Please remind me Brandon if it's a week from today and that hasn't been done.

    Thanks man,

    A lot of people don’t realize how widespread this disease really is. I had no clue until I contracted it myself. Depending on what kind you caught, a lot of people never get out of their beds again or become shut-ins like me.

    I have what’s called Relapsing/Remitting Multiple Sclerosis. I had my first “flare-up” at the age of 43, more then likely I will have plenty more, eventually reducing me to nothing more than a pet rock to my family.

    I need to keep telling myself that I am unstoppable force but I still have no clue what’s in store for me when I hit that unmoveable object. I refuse to just fade away quietly, but one day *BOOM* and that’s all she wrote.
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