31 May 2003

Saturday morning at 7am at Suffolk, Va International Airport

The START with 503 cyclist!

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Lunch break at half way stop

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22 miles remaining....

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Gabe & Wayne cruising into Chowan College.

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Thank God the first day of 75 miles is over!


Sunday- return trip!

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Bill Williams of Bike West

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The End of the second 75 mile day!


This was another successful fundraiser for Multiple Sclerosis  for the Tidewater Chapter.  There were only 503 riders this year, but we rose as of 31 May, $306,000.00.  More pledges will be coming in till July. This was Mattís 4th ride and my 3rd.  We raised together almost $500 and hope to do more in 2004.


Named from our Tae Kwon Do Club, Spencerís Warrior Club, we rode as a club too.  NSA seniors Neal Eike and Matt Spencer,  Space and Warfare Command employees Gabe Jimenez and Wayne Spencer. This was Nealís 3rd ride and Gabeís first.


If you donít remember the weather that weekend, well I certainly do...Cool-hot-rainy and WINDY!!!!  Never once did we get a tail wind, always a cross wind or head wind.  Sometimes only making 3 mile per hour.  On Saturday, I had ďTHREEĒ flat tires the first 30 miles! I finally got a new tire and rim tape from the excellent bike support on the 150-mile course.


Other than waking up Saturday morning with an aching kidney stone and having to take Tylox all weekend, we had a great time.  We had a cookout at Chowan College Saturday evening and got stuffed for the Sunday ride back to Suffolk.  I wish I had a trained more this year, well I didnít train at all and on Monday and Tuesday could barely walk.  Thanks again for your support!  Matt and Wayne Spencer



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