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    ALC 5 completed

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    I can not believe I completed the whole thing. I have a strained muscle in my right knee, I broke out with acne from all that sun tan lotion, have racoon eyes, I am exhausted!

    I am also completly happy! I had the best time and it was a wonderful experience. The people were very welcoming and non judgemental, we became a giant family, helping eachother with a flat or encouraging someone to keep pedaling even though they wanted to quit, sharing shampoo, sharing water, dancing, etc.

    I have lots of wonderful stories and will share with you all soon, for now I'm going back to bed for a while.

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    Congratulations and Good Job!

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    Congratultations!!! Enjoy the rest....and the feeling you'll have still for a couple of weeks that you can eat pretty much anything you want ;-)
    Last edited by Trek420; 06-11-2006 at 02:33 PM.
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    Fantastic - CONGRATULATIONS!

    We can't wait to hear all your stories! Hope all your "wear and tear" heals soon - rest up!
    Keep calm and carry on...

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    Great Job ACG! I am looking forward to hearing all of the stories and adventures...

    You should be really proud of yourself (as well as everyone else who rode as well). Well done!

    Tracy

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    Good job, girl!

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    Congratulations - cant wait to hear all about it.
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    Congratulations!!!! Looking forward to hearing the details. Enjoy your rest & recovery.
    ~~Tiffanie~~

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    It's the ache in your lungs and the burning in your legs and the voice inside that yells "CAN'T".
    But you don't listen. You just push harder.
    And then you hear the voice whisper "CAN".
    And you discover that the person you thought you were is no match for the one you really are.
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    Well done! Now treat yourself to some pampering. Hot tub? Sauna? Massage? You deserve it!
    Half-marathon over. Sabbatical year over. It's back to "sacking shirt and oat cakes" as they say here.

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    Cheers for ACG and *ALL* of the ALC riders!

    *\o/* *\o/* *\o/* *\o/* *\o/* *\o/* *\o/* *\o/* *\o/* *\o/* *\o/* *\o/*

    Mel

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    Congratulations! Can't wait to hear more.

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    Yay, that was possibly one of the most awesome things I've done. I feel so proud of me for completing the whole thing cuz I was petrified I would be too slow since I was always by sweep in the South Bay training rides. :O But apparently, I just bike with ppl who like to go fast or something. Wish I could have met up with the other TE girls, but I was always pretty exhausted by the time I got in, dragged gear over, showered, ate, talked with some of the South Bay people I was tenting near, and just about crashed and slept. Hmm.. to do this again next year or not and slowly I upload pictures... :O

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    aww c'mon, let's do this again....

    all the cool kids'll be there ....we'll figure out who we are....can have a team amici veloci section....next to the team dino....next to the velo girls.... do a ride out together....it'll be fun.

    lots of Team Dino pics,

    http://www1.snapfish.com/shareereg/p...otsi=SALB/t_=0
    Last edited by Trek420; 06-14-2006 at 04:46 AM.
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    Found on the road ~ Motobecane Mixte
    N+1 new bike ~ Salsa Vaya
    Commuter ~ Soma Buena Vista Mixte

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    oh i should have taken more photos, but my set of photos are up at www.flickr.com/photos/skuldyie or http://picasaweb.google.com/blinda/ALC5 since I was testing out how the photo albums were on picasaweb too. :P I think the flickr ones look better. :O

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trek420
    all the cool kids'll be there ....we'll figure out who we are....can have a team amici veloci section....next to the team dino....next to the velo girls.... do a ride out together....it'll be fun.

    lots of Team Dino pics,

    http://www1.snapfish.com/shareereg/p...otsi=SALB/t_=0
    Yeah! That's me on the far right...the short one!

    I'm signed up for next year, as are all of the Dinos. It really was an amazing experience...and it'll be even more amazing next year when I do the whole thing!
    Living a life that matters doesnít happen by accident.
    Itís not a matter of circumstance but of choices.
    Choose to live a life that matters.-

    In remembrance of Amber Stumbaugh, DVM

 

 

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