May 2 - Ride for Water - Chilliwack

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LouiseF
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Re: May 2 - Ride for Water - Chilliwack

Post by LouiseF » Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:26 pm

So we had pretty much decided that Greg would do Ride for Water and I'd do the Comox Valley gravel ride at the end of May but I have just finished reading "A Long Walk to Water" since our daughter's grade 5 class was reading it. Wow. What a hard hitting reality check of how fortunate we are to live where we do and to have what we have. It may be part of the grade 5 curriculum but it blew my grown up mind.

The fact that this ride benefits clean water projects in Africa seems more real and important to me and if I can muster even 10% of strength of the boy in the story (it's based on a true story) then I can get through this ride. Child and puppy care issues remain but at least one of us will be there, and with some logistical finagling -both of us.

We probably have accommodations but please keep us in the loop, just in case.

Maybe some more TS'ers will consider this ride????? The more of us who go, the more fun we'll have!!!! If your family members aren't keen on the weekend away, just tell them to read the book :D :D :D

Claire
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Re: May 2 - Ride for Water - Chilliwack

Post by Claire » Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:06 pm

I'm interested in going to Chilly-wack for this ride, too. Would love to be considered in group accommodations. I'll let Steve chime in on his participation, but I think I need to step up my needling before he commits.

schouten
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Re: May 2 - Ride for Water - Chilliwack

Post by schouten » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:38 pm

Excellent! More riders. Sounds like we'll be spread over multiple accommodations. I will post some options soon. But let's agree to have some beers together after the ride!
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Re: May 2 - Ride for Water - Chilliwack

Post by mandreassen » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:19 am

I'm a maybe for this ride too, I'd do the medio. I won't be able to commit till just before as I have some work training stuff right up to the Friday before the ride. My cousin lives 10 minutes away so accommodations are good for me.
Hope it all works out, looks really cool and for a great cause!

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