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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Greg's Race Ended in the Emergency Room (Not a Checkpoint)

All of us at the Five Group congratulate our buddy Greg on the money he raised for Baltimore's Our Daily Bread in the Endless Mountains 1240k.

Here's what Greg had to say about the experience:
A dozen days ago, I was standing by the side of the road in the middle of the night in the middle of Pennsylvania, with 625 miles behind me, 150 miles to go ... and a broken rib.

I was thinking about you and all the other folks who were supporting me in the Endless Mountains bicycle race around Eastern Pennsylvania -- and I was hoping that you wouldn't feel too let down that I finished in the Emergency Room instead of the Hampton Inn in Quakerstown, as I had planned.

Since then, I've had a chance to reflect on the experience (it was a great one) and the lessons I learned. I have attached those lessons (link to pdf below), if you're interested in the gory details (and a few good photos by my friends Bill Beck and Maile Neel). But my favorite summary of the ride can be found in this short video by Bill.

The good news is, thanks to your generosity and many others, we managed to raise about $8,000 for Our Daily Bread. That will help a lot of homeless folks find food, shelter and a new start in life. In my book, that makes it all worthwhile! Thank you!

Best, Greg
I highly recommend you read Greg's "Lessons Learned" from his race experience. You can read or download the pdf here. It's also embedded below.


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