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Gents- <p>This would be a decent warm up event:<p><A HREF="http://indyar.com/race_info_2006.shtml" TARGET="_blank">http://indyar.com/race_info_2006.shtml</A><p>Here is a link to last year's 24 hr event:<p><A HREF="http://www.planetadventurerace.com/2006/24hr/index.shtml" TARGET="_blank">http://www.planetadventurerace...shtml</A>
 

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Re: Adventure Racing (OilAnalyst)

The website has been updated with talk of the Adventure Race. <p>Chris- What is Charles' last name. I want to put him up as support crew. If he can't do it, we'll just replace his name with whoever steps up.
 

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It's Charles Anderson. I need to get my bike over to the shop for a tune up.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by soledoc at 12:25 PM 8-2-2006</i>
 

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We need to think of a team name...Team VCOA?, Team Hoosier Volvo, something along those lines.<p>I'll take some pictures of various "stuff" and try to get something together for some shirts.
 

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I don't think I have anything going on September 9th. I do not think I can physically participate but would happy to help with support and as you said, if for some reason I can't, I can help find a replacement. <p>I am confused about what they have listed under race support. <p>"Race Support:<br>All teams are self-supported. Teams are required to provide all their necessary gear including food, fluids and fuel needed for their race. No outside assistance will be allowed during the race. The race staging area will have a transition area where teams can store whatever gear and equipment they think they may need. Several times during the race, the team can pass through the transition area to change and adjust gear as necessary. "
 

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I was looking at the list of people who raced before and in the 2005 24-hour, two of my former co-workers are listed. I haven't talked to either of them in quite awhile but one of them is a female. I would doubt that she would team up with people she didn't know but if you are short a female competitor for the 2007 24-hour race, I could at least ask.
 

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Definitely talk to her. She could easily go riding with us and do other training events. By the time the race rolls around, she'd know us!! Find out how her navigations skills are.<p>The event you read about is the upcoming Urban Adventure. That is all self supported. <p>The 24-hour event is really pretty much self supported also. The support crew is completely optional but extremely handy to have.
 

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All right...Charles is a swedespeeder. But you need to change your avatar. You've got a pic of a 2001-present V70. <p>My bike is going in this weekend so hopefully we can start riding in a few weeks. <p>As far as names...humm....volvophiles could be one. too weird?
 

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Absolutely nothing is too weird...<p>Hey...you would have an inside scoop on how to keep our feet under proper care!!! I typically just coat them with vaseline and wear synthetic socks...which everyone will need to make sure they are using...the synthetic socks anyway. We'll be changing them often due to getting them all wet.
 

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OK, I'll be the official team podiatrist. Hopefully you won't need my services. Synthetics are good because they wick moisture away.
 

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Alright...we are getting some promotional items and a VCOA banner for the 24 hour event. Now we really have to train and do well. My goal- Finish the event without coming in last.
 

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My bike's in the shop right now getting a new tire and a tune up. It should be ready (hopefully along with me) for the race.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CharlesA71</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Ok, I couldn't tell which was was which. Which avatar is the 2000 V70?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It's NOT that one!!! That's a wild one...volvo flipping over. Now THAT'S adventure racing!!
 

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The first link I posted in this link would be a warm up to the second link I posted. <p>We've put together an adventure racing team for the 2007 Planet Adventure 24 Hour adventure race.<p>VCOA will partially sponsor us. They have no monetary abilities to give us but they will give us some promotional materials and a banner to put on our transition area.<p>I'd like to have some type of fund raiser for this event if we could. Just need to brainstorm on this one a bit. This race is not cheap. The type of people that do these races are the types that could quite possibly be interested in the Volvo Club. <p>Additionally, this would be another way to introduce group events while allowing for the Adventure Team to train.
 

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Welcome Slurm to swedespeed and our little chapter forum!
 

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The Cannondale may be out of commission for a bit. I took it to the shop for work on the front suspension. Hopefully it will be a warranty issue. <p>The Giant mountain bike will be finished by Wednesday. It is plenty useable if we want to try to get a ride in sometime.
 

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I took my Cannondale out for a ride yesterday. I may need a new seat. $75 and my bike is like new. I even dug up my old helmet and gloves! It felt good. Maybe we'll ride next weekend.
 
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