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Froggie darling can you do me a favour? if you pass a Wal Mart could you pick up a box of Twinkies for me and if you have nothing better to do, find the nearest post office and post them to me....I'll make it worth your while and of course I'll reimburse the postage......If you're too busy at the moment I'll understand.. Razz emoticon Razz emoticon

Smile...it makes people wonder what you're up to Clown emoticon
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PM me your address and I can send you some. 😊
Just bring some over the next time your here Laughing emoticon Laughing emoticon 8)
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Bill Dog wrote:
Trust Terry to go and say something dumb.

There's a bus that goes to your house.

Keep it all together Froggy.

I can hear the theme to Wonder Woman in my head.

Ride safe.

Bill x
I'm sure froggie is very happy with all the good wishes and encouragement to complete the task ahead of her.
I just thought that a little humor would go towards a little change from the norm.
Unfortunately Bill in your eyes it's dumb to try and take her mind off the pain she must be going through, as I'm sure you know.
Sorry Froggie if this has brought a downer on your effort. My old mum said "if you cant say anything nice dont say anything"

Bill darling feel free to pop over on that bus anytime
You guys are fine. I know your humor styles and wouldn't be offended. I am glad for all the support and humor and awesomeness from everyone. It really does help. I think I was smiling the whole way. It was uncomfortable, but I really had fun.
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Congratulations on doing the distance and it seems with very little drama.

Exceptionally proud of you.

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Congratulations!!!!

So, what gear did you end up riding with? And how'd you do all of the screenshots to the thread on the road?

I'm still thinking about doing a Lake Michigan 1000 (SS1000, but going around the whole of Lake Michigan, and you have to start and end in the same place. It's actually about 1100 miles from my house around the loop) sometime this summer. What techniques/preparations/rations/whatever did you find helped out the most?

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terryvanman wrote:
froggieposition wrote:
terryvanman wrote:
Froggie darling can you do me a favour? if you pass a Wal Mart could you pick up a box of Twinkies for me and if you have nothing better to do, find the nearest post office and post them to me....I'll make it worth your while and of course I'll reimburse the postage......If you're too busy at the moment I'll understand.. Razz emoticon Razz emoticon

Smile...it makes people wonder what you're up to Clown emoticon
T
PM me your address and I can send you some. 😊
Just bring some over the next time your here Laughing emoticon Laughing emoticon 8)
We could think of some other body preserving goodies to send to him along with the Twinkies.
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Unbloodybeliveable, fooking fantastic, I'm lost for words [that'll never happen] well done young lady. A total feat of endurance, stamina and sheer bloody strength.
You are an inspiration to us all, simply because you did it all alone and that takes courage and determination. well done darling Clap emoticon Clap emoticon

PS did you manage to pick up me Twinkies Clown emoticon
Thank you. It really hasn't sunk in yet that I did it. Lol. I a still in gotta go go go mode. I can only imagine the odd dreams that will happen when I do rest.

Hehe. I did not stop for twinkles. Only thing I did at gas stations was use the loo and get gas. Well I did refil my camelback once with the soda fountain water. Brought all foods and drinks with me except dinner. Rick and his wife were so kind to treat me and meet me for a visit. Wish it could have been longer. Next visit will!
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Congratulations!!!!

So, what gear did you end up riding with? And how'd you do all of the screenshots to the thread on the road?

I'm still thinking about doing a Lake Michigan 1000 (SS1000, but going around the whole of Lake Michigan, and you have to start and end in the same place. It's actually about 1100 miles from my house around the loop) sometime this summer. What techniques/preparations/rations/whatever did you find helped out the most?

Mark
Oh I will have to write that out tomorrow.
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Thats enough writing for one day, young lady,,,,,now go to bed mind you, after the day you've had, how the hell you're gonna sleep is anyones guess Wha? emoticon
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Congrats, froggie! Well done... 8) 8) 8)
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Those who haven't done an IB ride can't fully appreciate how mentally and physically grueling this is. Those who have done an IB ride probably have blocked out the worst of the experience.

I couldn't be prouder. Well done Froggie. You've earned your rest and need never prove anything to any other rider ever again.

Can't wait to read your write-up.
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Well done Froggie

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Many congratulations to you.

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A huge congratulations, well done.
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Bloody marvellous! Looking at you you look so fresh and could have done a back to back lol
Inspirational
Very very well done
#proudkitty
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Re: Froggie's Success
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Thank you everyone for your support and encouragement for Froggie.

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Truly inspiring Amy, cracking job, well done!

(You realise I'm now planning an iron-butt ride from home to Aberdeen and back?)
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Rest
Well done.
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Congraulations Amy. 8)
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Congrats on a job well done!

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First of all, congratulations on completing this awesome challenge. I posted this on facebook earlier, but would love to know if you have any plans to write a detailed ride report or blog post about the ride. I would love to hear more about your experience.
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Very well done!

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Mahhvellous!!
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wow what an amazing accomplishment, you should be so very proud, you can see that everyone here is very proud of you. Get some much deserved rest......then i believe, we are awaiting a narrative of your adventure.
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A narrative shall be coming in the next few days. I will have to write it and then change it a bit and then post

Thank you call is much. The amount of support I have received is incredible. You all here on MV are awesome people. It humbles me to know you and be a friend. Cheers to you all!
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Outstanding! Clap emoticon Welcome to a pretty exclusive group. I knew you would succeed, a star is born. 8)
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Woot. Congrats. Well done. Clown emoticon Clown emoticon Clown emoticon
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A narrative shall be coming in the next few days. I will have to write it and then change it a bit and then post
No rush. Take a well-deserved break!
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Great job Froggie!

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A narrative shall be coming in the next few days. I will have to write it and then change it a bit and then post
No rush. Take a well-deserved break!
B.S. ------ we want it now!!!!! Crying or Very sad emoticon Crying or Very sad emoticon Laughing emoticon
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You don't know me.

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Wow, what a great ride! I was out computer range for the weekend. Just now reading the thread and it's almost like being there.
Rest well...
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Congratulations! I look forward to reading your account and hope to follow you and your ironarsed compatriots someday.
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A ride well done. Look forward to your write-up.
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Thank you all. I will be doing the writing little today and more tomorrow. Today is regrouping, cleaning scoot and all the official IB paperwork. It is amazing how much stuff you have to do after doing the ride... I am not sure the ride is the hardest part
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Congrats, Froggie! I hope to accomplish this someday, too... You are an inspiration.
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TheO.Z. wrote:
Scutrbrau wrote:
TheO.Z. wrote:
STOP TEXTING!

sheeeeesh.
Think of it as a low-tech SPOT Tracker.
I know. I should have lent her mine (but I disconnected the service)
Greenalp.com is free if you have an Android... I was going to get a spot Track Gen 3, then saw that app.

Congrats on the trip Froggie!!! Well Done!!! Did you use any kind of seat cushion?
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Greenlap.com is free if you have an Android... I was going to get a spot Track Gen 3, then saw that app.
Can you share the link to the app? I checked that URL, but it says Domain For Sale, and I can't find anything in the Google Play store by that name, either...
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