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Tour de Cure-Long Beach, CA
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Please join our team. This will be my 10th year-RIDING FOR THE AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION.
Our team is starting to form up now: Team Skunk Works

This is a fund raiser for the American Diabetes Association. This is a family event. Even my SO comes. We all have fun. Minimum fund raising goal is $175. Not too hard to do. If you happen to raise $500 or more that entitles you to thank you gifts from the ADA one of which is a riding jersey.

Tour de Cure, Long Beach, CA
Sunday April 29, 2012
The Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA

Event Highlights
There is a route for everyone: 8 miles, 10 miles, 20 miles, 32 miles, 61 miles or 100 miles.

The Tour de Cure Ship to Shore provides all cyclists with the unique opportunity to ride across the great Port Bridges The Vincent Thomas and the Gerald Desmond and raise funds to Stop Diabetes. Along with Full and Metric Century rides through some of LAs most dramatic scenery, Tour de Cure offers shorter options, such as an 11 mile ride with a free harbor cruise back to the Queen Mary and a flat 8 mile ride along the Shoreline Cycle Path.

Each of our unique routes features fully supported rest stops with refreshments and mechanical support. Complimentary breakfast and lunch is provided at the Queen Mary along with Diabetes related information, kids activities, music and other fun festivities.

Your participation will support research to prevent and cure diabetes as well
as programs to improve the lives of those affected by diabetes.

Click on 'Click Here To Join My Team'. Last year we had over 20 riders. You can buy one of our team jerseys for about $24 if you like.

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By the way we lost Anchovy climb this year due to the land slide the re-route isn't anything like it. But still a nice little hill we use the route on our normal rides that take us around that area.
I wondered what was going to happen due to that...bummer...looks like its going to be a long time till they fix that area!!
You going to do the 100?
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We are signed up for the 100 did it last year, depends on my buddy last year he did it but not sure if he’s up to doing the 100 will see how he fills a 61. I'm giving him a ride so if he’s not up to it I will cut it short.
As far as rebuilding the road from what I hear that are on planning on it at all and are going to just close the section.
I can say if you want to challenge the new re-route rather than turn left and going around the school, go straight up the wall you will be looking at my GPS reads 27% in spots when you get to the end of the road (not far) make a left and it will run back into the ride route in about 30 yards one hell of a wall!!! My front wheel has a hard time staying on the ground when I go straight up it.
What route are you guys planning on?
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100...but I think I wil skip the 27%er

Your buddy can certainly ride with me...mark and I are doing the Gold Coast Literacy ride on Sat, me the metric, mark the century...so I will be a tad slow...
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This is the new section replacing Anchovy short climb that reaches 16% even if its only 10 yards or so.
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This is the new section replacing Anchovy short climb that reaches 16% even if its only 10 yards or so.
I see it. That will hurt regardless. Thanks for sharing.
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Hi, I am inexperience rider who started road biking this year...I am looking to join a team since this is my first long distance ride of any kind. I don't work at Lockeed Martin but can I still join and do a 60 mile ride with you?
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Hi, I am inexperience rider who started road biking this year...I am looking to join a team since this is my first long distance ride of any kind. I don't work at Lockeed Martin but can I still join and do a 60 mile ride with you?
Yes, Lockheed Martin is just is a corporate sponsor. Please join and introduce yourself to me at the event.
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Thank you Mark; I look forward to riding with your team. I will join through the website. Additionally, you mentioned getting a team jersey...how do I get a hold of one before or at the event?
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Thank you Mark; I look forward to riding with your team. I will join through the website. Additionally, you mentioned getting a team jersey...how do I get a hold of one before or at the event?
The team captain will take care of you. You will probably have to get yours at the event just before the start. Better wear one just in case something happens. I sent an email to the captain and told him about you. Once you make contact be sure to tell him your size jersey.

Damn, TrentL I see you joined and with some gusto too. You wasted no time in raising some funds for the ADA. Good job. I should mention, you may already know, that at the level of funds you have raised you already qualify for the ADA Thank You gift of a free TDC jersey. I have several and they are nice. You do not see these on the street everywhere.

You say you have not done a 60 miler before so if you have any questions you can PM me or ask right here. Thanks for joining us and the ADA cause. This is a family event too so if you want to bring some or a friend do so. A few SO and GF hang while others ride so there will be someone to talk with.
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