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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Coach's Weekly Update - June 8, 2009

Introducing Kevin Garner
Kevin (the one in the middle) is participating in his 3rd Ride to Cure Diabetes. He has done rides in Death Valley & Montana and is planning a return trip to Death Valley this year. Kevin has multiple reasons for participating in the ride: “I believe in the cause and need for helping people with Diabetes. I have a family member who has diabetes and working for a pharmaceutical company that focuses on diabetes has heightened the awareness of the need for $$ for diabetes research.” Kevin is married to Janette and they have 3 kids (Ryan – 18, Jessie – 17, Erin – 15). He has worked for Eli Lilly for 19 years and is currently a team leader in Information Technology. Kevin was born in Saginaw, Michigan and has an identical twin brother who is also in the Information Technology field. Kevin’s hope for the ride is to raise money for JDRF, ride with friends and get some exercise

For an update of the recent training rides see separate posts below. I'll try to post something about each ride, unless one of you beats me to it. Feel free to post about your other rides as well.
We have a ride this Tuesday at 6pm, leaving from Southwestway Park (Mann Rd - see bike routes link for a map to the start). This is great opportunity to get in some hill training. We do NOT have an organized training ride next weekend, despite what the schedule says. However, it is important that you try to get in 50 miles at some point during the weekend. Take advantage of some of the CIBA rides if you can. We will have a training ride on Wednesday, June 17th.
Don't forget your fundraising, especially the Vermont riders who should be at the $750 mark. If you are having trouble with this let me know and I can get you some help.
Pedal on!
Coach Alex

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