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    Default Climate Ride 2017: Help Kitty come home!!!

    Before a big email and social media push tomorrow, I wanted to make the announcement here first: I’ve made a terrible decision. I’m doing the Climate Ride!

    It’s not the part where I ride for 50-80 miles for 3 days straight that’s bad, nor the part where I have to climb through the Blue Ridge mountains (confession time: I’ve never ridden in mountains before), nor even the part where I saunter the corridors of the Hill in lycra.

    No. The bad part is that I have to ask folks for money. To participate, I need to raise over $2,000 by Labor Day. Which. Terrifies. Me.

    The good news is, I’m riding for Team WABA, and who here doesn’t love WABA?

    55% of what I raise will go to WABA as a no-strings-attached grant! (The other 45% pays for all the food I plan on eating along the way and supporting the Climate Ride’s good work on raising awareness about the environment and stuff. )

    As much as it hurts to ask, please consider making a tax-deductible donation by clicking the “Support Me” button at: https://support.climateride.org/part...imateRideKitty
    (Think of how much money on bike-shop bills with you WABA discount, can you spare me any of that change?)

    Once that part’s out of the way (PLEASE help me get it out of the way), I look forward to having fun with this!

    After I recover from my dooring injuries I’m looking forward to a long summer of training, and will welcome any tips, route suggestions, cheerleading and camaraderie I can get.

    I’ll update things as I go here, but folks who want more real-time updates can follow progress with #ClimateRideKitty on Strava, Twitter, and Instagram.

    Thank you so much for your help and support!

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    This is the gratitude zone! Here are the awesome-sauce folks who have pitched-in so far! <3

    * LeprosyStudyGroup
    * Erin L.
    * Many Mode Commute
    * Accordioneur
    * Komorebi
    * Christopher M.
    * CBGAnimal
    * Jessica H.
    * DBB
    * MegOC42
    * Judd Lumberjack

    (The system didn't always give me the forum name, so if you see your real-life name here, PM me and I'll swap it!)
    Last edited by Kitty; 05-24-2017 at 08:01 AM. Reason: Props and s/o to donors!

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    This is super exciting! Unfortunately, some unexpected, last minute bike repairs for Kanza came up. So I will donate when I get back (please remind me!).

    But you rock for doing this! I have some really awesome training routes (mostly gravel, but extra resistance is good!) if you want to take a look at them.

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    I am flabbergasted to see that I am somehow 25% of the way to my required fundraising amount! I am overwhelmed with gratitude. My ride tomorrow will be to JoAnns to find some stuff for Thank You cards! Let's keep it up!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sunyata View Post
    This is super exciting! Unfortunately, some unexpected, last minute bike repairs for Kanza came up. So I will donate when I get back (please remind me!).

    But you rock for doing this! I have some really awesome training routes (mostly gravel, but extra resistance is good!) if you want to take a look at them.
    Thanks Sunyata! Lord knows later is as good as now.

    I'd love to try some gravel routes actually. It would be something different and it would mean I wouldn't have to switch over to my skinny wheels before heading out.

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    Hey all!

    I wanted to give an update on the fundraising process. I am thrilled to say that in the past half a week, I was able to hit the $1,000 threshold! We're now at 44% of my goal.

    I am overwhelmed with the gratitude and support that I've received on this already--even before I've climbed my first hill!

    Now, my dad (God love him) put all of this into perspective by saying:

    Dad: "So you're almost at halfway?"
    Kitty: "Yes."
    Dad: "Well, the second half might be harder, good luck"
    Kitty:

    So as he rightfully put it, I have a long way to go yet. So if you were thinking of donating, I and WABA still want it!

    As an added incentive, donations above $50 are eligible to receive a special, custom, carby, thank you gift! (As soon as my hand is better and I can bake again )

    https://support.climateride.org/part...imateRideKitty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitty View Post
    As an added incentive, donations above $50 are eligible to receive a special, custom, carby, thank you gift! (As soon as my hand is better and I can bake again )
    Oooooo...glad I procrastinated.


    (Wonder what she'll offer if I wait her out another month?)

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