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I'm getting excited(6 posts)

I'm getting excitedCartman
Apr 13, 2001 5:24 AM
Last night I attended the last meeting for a charity ride I'm doing May 7-12. We will be riding from Boston to Washington D.C., averaging about 80 to 90 miles a day. The ride is called "Mass COPS ride for Kids". It benefits an organization called Concerns of Police Survivors, and the riders are all police officers from MA. Does anyone have tips for a week long charity ride? It will be a supported ride, and we'll be staying in hotels along the way.
re: I'm getting excitedixiz
Apr 13, 2001 5:38 AM
1.Suntan lotion
2.tubes and patches ( few more than your regular century) in your drop bag.
3.Vaseline
4.good padding on bar tape
5.broken in shoes and check cleats/pedals for worn parts
6.Drink lotsa fluids and carry some vitamin I (I=ibuprofen)

most important bring a S-M-I-L-E
re: I'm getting excitedRickMTB
Apr 13, 2001 6:33 AM
I hear you... I am riding my first distance ride, the MS150 between Houston and Austin (as with many things here in Texas, the 150 is bigger, more like 180 miles or so). My longest ride previously was 60 miles, and I understand our first day will be over 90 miles, so I am both nervous and excited.
Is that what COPS stands for?ET
Apr 13, 2001 7:35 AM
"Concerns of Police Survivors"? To me, that sounds like a group who were beat up by deviant police officers.
Is that what COPS stands for?BrianOR
Apr 13, 2001 8:29 AM
There's also a federal program called COPS - Community Oriented Policing Something-or-other (sorry can't remember the last part).
Is that what COPS stands for?Cartman
Apr 13, 2001 10:45 AM
COPS, the acronym used for this charity ride stands for Concenrs of Police Survivors. The group provides support services for the surviving family members of officers killed in the line of duty. Historicaly, however, COP stood for "constable on patrol" the origins are British.