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Offline STDocLizard1

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2015 Tour de Tush
« on: February 24, 2015, 05:11:59 PM »
One of our MSTA/Pa members has organized this event and is looking for volunteers. If you are interested, please contact Gail Fritsche @ (610) 301-1586 or

Gail's message:

Some of you already know, I went through a struggle last year with stage III colon cancer - was diagnosed when I went for my first colonoscopy, then had to have immediate surgery and 6 months of chemo.  As I was sitting in the chemo chair, was thinking about what I could do to help raise awareness for this dreadful disease, it can hit you when you least expect it! I had no symptoms and if it weren't for getting screened, I wouldn't be here to type this E-mail to you.  I partnered with the Colon Cancer Coalition to put on a benefit bicycle ride to be held in Allentown PA on June 13, 2015 (Saturday).  I have been raising funds for the event the past couple of months.  Olympus America has agreed to be the presenting sponsor, along with Lehigh Valley Health Network, Bicycling Magazine to name a few.  The reason I am E-mailing my MSTA friends is that I would like to have a few motorcycles riding to course during the event, to be course marshall's to help in case something happens.  There is a 60 mile and a 30 mile route and it goes through some of the most scenic areas of Eastern PA.  If you are interested in volunteering, please let me know.  I am going to be riding my KTM around the course to make sure things go smoothly.  The website for the ride is:
  Gale Fritsche


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Re: 2015 Tour de Tush
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2015, 06:18:26 PM »
I'm so sorry to here of your cancer... Damn, Cancer sucks!

The MSTA has at least two experienced MC bike race/event Marshalls. I hope they see this and are available.

I wish you the best!

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Re: 2015 Tour de Tush
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2015, 09:00:02 AM »
Hey Gale,
Glad you have recovered from the cancer and thanks for posting this....If not for my nieces wedding being on that same day, I would be up there pedaling in support of the event. If you do the event again next year, please let me and I will be there....
Rick Giddish (Rider of both non-motorized and motorized two wheelers)  ;D
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Re: 2015 Tour de Tush
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2015, 09:14:54 AM »
Hi Gale - I forwarded the ride information to a buddy that lives in Indiana and is a colon cancer survivor and an avid bicyclist.
He will get the word out to his riding group. So you may have some Hoosiers present. -JEP-