Signed up w/ Team Thick, with the return to Zelie option. Yee-haw.
Did you go to Thick to sign up our did you do it online
when you sign up via the MS site, you can pick Join A Team and it’ll let you search for a team by name. Just search for Thick, it comes right up.
I am signing up for the usual route to the lake with the century option (with thick, of course). I think I may try fixed this year just to torture myself.
I chose the return to Zelie so that (unless I get lazy) I can do the whole thing without having to get into a motor vehicle at all.
Ride up to Zelie early AM Saturday, do the Day 1 ride, ride back to Zelie on Day 2, then back to town. No need for drop bags, cars, buses, trucks, or any of that stuff.
I will need to carry a bit of extra clothing and plan to sleep in the dorms, but that’s no big deal.
yeah i think we are doing dorms this year. we have camped before, and usually there is a fight the morning of the second day about tearing it down haha. also, i usually fall asleep early and don’t hang too much at the camp site. i plan on bringing a multitool or whatever in case i decide that doing it fixed sucks too badly and i need to flip to single speed.
For anyone who wants to join thick but forgot to select it when they signed up, just call them – they’re super nice. 412-261-6347
Just joined team thick! registering for the ms150 this early makes the crap winter weather seem less endless.
Wasn’t there a thread called “The Beginners Guide to the MS150” or something? I searched but didn’t come up with anything.
From time to time I like to read these threads and fantasize about joining Team Thick and doing the ride.
I signed up, joined the THICK team and met the minimum fundraising goal less than a week later.
*edit, I posted before rzod bumped it up.
Great thread. Last year was my first MS150 and it definitely helped.
Does everyone on Team Thick ride the MS 150 on a mountain bike?
BTW, I am officially on Team Thick this year, I signed up last week. But I feel like I should go buy a bike there to qualify… if only Surly would hurry their asses up – although Chris did send me a message last week asking what size so I think it’s getting close.
Also, apparently Lauren resigned from the MS Society to take another job, so she won’t be running the event this year.
Man, I sure did type a lot in that guide to the ms150 thread.
I talked to Lauren about her resigning last year, she said she had no plans of leaving… Seems this rumor repeats itself every year.
It’s not a rumor this year, unfortunately (and she did also work for Google for a brief time in 2010).
Huh…guess that’s why I haven’t heard from her re: new routes for a while.
argh – while talking about the ms150 with bikeygirl this weekend, I came to the sudden realization I have a wedding to go to that weekend so I won’t be able to make it.
anyone planning to do the other (keystone) ride? it’s july 28/29, i can pay for gas if someone can give me a ride there.
I think we are celebrating my niece’s birthday that weekend in NY. I really wanna do the cook forest ride again.
I did Cooks Forest this past summer, it was a nice ride. Pretty flat, well supported, nice scenery. We went up and camped at the park over that weekend and would highly recommend it.
Cook Forest is a different thing (one day, 35/60 miles). There’s another two-day MS150 called the “Keystone Country Ride” in July:
Although, I might be up for both – the Cook Forest one sounds cool, especially if you can amortize the drive by making a weekend out of it.
FWIW, this is seriously the first time I’ve been a little sorry about selling my car. There are other ways to get to these events but they’re not very practical.
Salty, if we do Cooks Forest again you’re more than welcome to ride up with us.
And talking about the MS150, can anybody give details into what are the “consensus” about the ride this year?
I know there are different alternatives to do the ride this year, and I’ll be honest, I’m being slightly-lazy to look into it further, so I’m asking for the “skinny” in here.
Basics: Gonna go for the Century again this year (doing it for you Salty since you’re wedding-bailing on it!). Riding with Team Thick Bikes again -that was so much fun last year!
So yeah, let me know what to do/click, and will go from there!
Im doing the century that continues to Conneaut, OH. I *believe* Nick and Kayla are dong that as well.
I don’t know about the century, but I am going to the lake.
Probably no century, but camping, and lake.
And DEFINITELY bringing a jacket. Wearing a damp sweatshirt on the bus ride home was no fun at all.
lake. century. fixed gear perhaps (but def single speed again). staying in dorm this year. no jacket.
one time a year cici’s trip in cranberry on the way home.
I had a KFC sadness bowl after the ride last year. Man, that was good.
I had 4 peoples worth of food from Lin’s Asian Fusion last year. Like, three appetizers and two entrees. All me.
Not sure if I’m more excited for the ride, or all the food I get to eat afterward.
Just talked to Chris. There he is planning a few group training rides to lead up to the MS150.
I will be leading a 50-mile ride on May 13 which will definitely be the coolest of the series (or the only that everyone skips).
But I need shitty cheap food to eat after. *tear*
Hey ho, long time – no post. I’m going, I was just going to do the 75 mile option, since I’m also training for the Pittsburgh Triathlon Sprint, but I have a pipe dream of doing the GAPCANDO in 3 or 4 days in September so I may do the century option just to make sure I’m on track to do that. The plus about doing centuries on the trail = no killer hills…so maybe I don’t need to do that…
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