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  1. #1
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    Livestrong Challenge Philly 2010

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    Is anyone getting there on that Friday and can pick up two ride packets? My friend and are riding, and both of us are coming in from out of state on Saturday. I'm sure we can make it to the Livestrong Village to pick up the packets, but since I'm coming by plane, I don't want to risk it in the event my flight gets delayed from Chicago (which seems to always happen at O'Hare).

    We're part of Team Fatty and staying at the Hyatt Summerfield Suites (Plymouth Meeting). My posse and I will have a car and can drive to meet you to get the packets.

    Just PM me if anyone is available.

    MANY THANKS!
    2009 Blue RD-1/White Selle Italia Max Flite Gel

  2. #2
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    I'm planning to pick up my packet on Sunday morning.

    I'm about to email the Philadelphia ride coordinator to tell him that I won't see any of their sponsors due to the new packet pickup hours this year. It really annoys me -- so many people come from out of town for this event which is hard enough logistically, and this just makes it harder.

    - Gray Trek Madone 4.7 road bike, mystery crack in top tube repaired by Calfee, Bontrager Affinity RXL saddle
    - Red Trek 6000 mountain bike, Bontrager Evoke WSD saddle

    Gone but not forgotten:
    - Silver Trek 2000 road bike
    - Two awesome and worn out Juliana saddles

  3. #3
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    Packet pick-up runs until 2PM on Saturday, for the record. Since my team has a walking group as well, we are there on Friday to pick things up. Shoot me a PM if anyone would like me to help out. You'd just have to find me at my hotel Saturday evening - which wouldn't be much trouble.

  4. #4
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    Okay, I am still drying out. It's been a while since I got that rained on during a ride.

    It was still fun though.

    - Gray Trek Madone 4.7 road bike, mystery crack in top tube repaired by Calfee, Bontrager Affinity RXL saddle
    - Red Trek 6000 mountain bike, Bontrager Evoke WSD saddle

    Gone but not forgotten:
    - Silver Trek 2000 road bike
    - Two awesome and worn out Juliana saddles

  5. #5
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    I have never ridden in rain like that. I'm still cold and need to warm up!

    And got to meet tongue_tied and her friend when they came to my hotel to pick up their packets. Hope they had a good ride too!

  6. #6
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    I once did the Seagull century in a nor'easter. That was my worst weather ride. Today was not as bad since the rain was not too heavy except for one spell where I had to pull over because I couldn't see. Also I lucked out because I was finished and protected by the food tent during that last huge downpour. My bike was out in that rain, however, and my bento box had at least a half inch of water in it from that storm.

    Thanks to the miracle of ziploc bags, my phone and car smart key remained dry throughout.

    I had lots of nice conversations with strangers today.

    - Gray Trek Madone 4.7 road bike, mystery crack in top tube repaired by Calfee, Bontrager Affinity RXL saddle
    - Red Trek 6000 mountain bike, Bontrager Evoke WSD saddle

    Gone but not forgotten:
    - Silver Trek 2000 road bike
    - Two awesome and worn out Juliana saddles

  7. #7
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    Oh me, oh my, you were not joking about the terrain of this course. Ross and I were on the fence about finishing the 100 if the weather was going to continue the way it was. Luckily, the directors made the decision for us and closed the 100 mile route due to weather, so we did the 70 mile route. I was beyond water logged by the end of it, but we finished with a respectable time considering...

    Awesome meeting you Kim! I think we're on board for next year too!
    2009 Blue RD-1/White Selle Italia Max Flite Gel

  8. #8
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    Well Kelly's Posse will be there again next year! And hopefully with nicer weather, so look for our canopy near the finish line and there will be frosty beverages - water, soda and beer.

    Glad you two made it in safe and sound. Hope you've dried out by now. I got in my car to drive back hom Monday morning and forgot to check the car seat, it was still sopping wet and so was I, again. This morning I put a blanket on the seat!

  9. #9
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    So I'm finally unpacking. Can someone explain to me why the "small" t shirt is larger than the medium I got a few years ago? And why it's so long I could wear it as a dress?

    I have to say, the actual ride is nice but the rest of the event gets worse every year. They also ran out of food before I finished. Again.

    Does anyone want a really big yellow t-shirt dress??

    - Gray Trek Madone 4.7 road bike, mystery crack in top tube repaired by Calfee, Bontrager Affinity RXL saddle
    - Red Trek 6000 mountain bike, Bontrager Evoke WSD saddle

    Gone but not forgotten:
    - Silver Trek 2000 road bike
    - Two awesome and worn out Juliana saddles

  10. #10
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    If it's any consolation, I asked for a medium and got a large. I thought, at an event like this, you would get a dri-tec tee or something like they offer at running events.
    2009 Blue RD-1/White Selle Italia Max Flite Gel

 

 

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