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Colorado's MS-150, part 2
by Stormy on June 29, 2008

Multiple sclerosis strikes thousands of people around the world. It is a disease associated with technological countries and as being related to the immune system.

The return ride from the Colorado State University in Fort Collins to the Front Range Community College in Westminster was an adventure that could easily rival the first day. Sunday was a much hotter day than Saturday and many more of the riders needed assistance surviving the ride. Water and sun screen were a valuable commodity and personnel at the rest stops work feverishly to accommodate all the riders. For some reason Sunday was also a much more prevalent day for road rage incidents and there were several cyclist injuries that required police and medical attention. Someone commented how sad it was that people had to risk their lives in order to contribute to a charity. The course back was mostly the same as the course out, but a couple of variations were introduced and there were plenty of hills for the riders to overcome on their way back. The initial estimates placed the amount raided in this event at about $2.9 million. This is rather phenomenal. With any luck a cure will be found in the near future!

Riders leaving Fort Collins pass over the Horse Tooth Reservoir.
(taken by Max on June 29, 2008)
Rest stop medics passed out a lot of sunscreen.
(taken by Max on June 29, 2008)
People drink more on a hot day. The side effect is an increased need for potty breaks.
(taken by Max on June 29, 2008)
Lunch helps the riders prepare for the other half of the return ride.
(taken by Max on June 29, 2008)
Once again there is a sea of bicycles at the lunch stop.
(taken by Max on June 29, 2008)
Riders cross the finish line at the Front Range Community College.
(taken by Max on June 29, 2008)
Carrie Nolan, president of the Colorado Chapter of the National MS Society, visited the communication trailer to see the staff at work.
(taken by Max on June 29, 2008)
Riders and support staff filed through the lunch line at the end of the race.
(taken by Max on June 29, 2008)


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