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SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ
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Ok Folks - a thread has already started on this topic - please see the link below, but in a nut shell - a disabled gentleman on a cycling adventure had his bicycle stolen while he was eating (it is a specially modified bike for his needs) and when he went to investigate - he was knocked to the ground and robbed by some heartless woman, of all his cash and belongings

Bottom line - he is now in need and we are reaching out to Slowtwitchers to pull together and help

We have contacted the gentleman - and he has provided us the details of a local bike shop (for him) that has a bike that will work based around his special needs.

We are planning on hitting up the manufacturer of the bike along with the bike store - to get a huge price reduction - and then kick in some from a collective gathering of good souls here at Slowtwitch

We are also looking to purchase a giftcard for him from Walmart - which he could use to replace the clothing and camping items lost.

Can you spare a few dollars?

If so - please contribute - every little bit helps

This guy may not be a competitive cyclist or a triathlete even, however his bike is the ONLY way he can get around due to his disability.

A paypal account is being used to collect donations - andrewjjoyce@sbcglobal.net

Please consider assisting here - we'll keep everyone abreast of what we have been able to do!!!

Share this story with everyone you know

Thanks - in advance for your support - kittycat is spearheading this "rescue mission"

http://forum.slowtwitch.com/...;;page=unread#unread
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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this is great.

ok, so one this account has funding in it--how does he get the money?

and in other words, we will not be donating money directly to the bike shop...it will be coming via paypal...

i can send him an email telling him of this update (or even call him)...but i need to have my information acurate so that it's not confusing...
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [kittycat] [ In reply to ]
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To be very clear for all concerned

Once we have a total amount - we have options -

1. We can get a check into his hands

2. We can apply the amount raised against the purchase of the new bike (directly with the bike shop)

3. We can apply it directly against the cost of a new bike from a bike manufacturer ( I am persuing that avenue right now - I just need more details on his specific needs)

4. The cash can be transferred directly into his bank account



As an quick update - we have $100 already in donations - including my $50 starter

Please be kind - help this guy out - remember - he did not come to us asking for help - but he surely needs it.

Not only is the bike his means of transportation for his adventure - it sounds like it is means of getting around - PERIOD

If people have product donations they would like to make - I am also happy to coordinate this - please send anythng you can spare to

Saeco USA Inc

Attention: Andrew Joyce

7905 Cochran Rd, Suite 100

Glenwillow, Ohio, 44139

I will bundle all items and send them in one package - I'll pick up the international shipping costs

AJ
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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great. I think Jim has the camping gear pretty much covered.

i'll call maurice and get his address and PM that to you. he is staying with a friend.
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [kittycat] [ In reply to ]
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perfect



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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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Hey oneforty.6, the link in the post is for an e-mail address "andrewjjoyce@sbcglobal.net" ??? I want to help. Do you have a link to the paypal? Help me. Thanks:)
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [dakinilegs] [ In reply to ]
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http://www.paypal.com

when prompted for which account to deposit funds to - simply enter that email address



THANK YOU!!!!!!
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [kittycat] [ In reply to ]
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Let's start a list so we do not double up on supplies. If you want to take an item, just fill in your name and what you will donate.

Camping gear - Jim

Paniers - ?

Clothes - ?

Rain gear - ?

Anything else?

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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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Excellent! Thanks:)
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [dakinilegs] [ In reply to ]
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Yup, I'll PayPal over some funds - just need the address

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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [rroof] [ In reply to ]
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Name: Andrew Joyce
Email: andrewjjoyce@sbcglobal.net (Add email)
Status: Verified (40)

Balance: $0.00 USD Earn a return on your balance!


Jim

**Note above poster works for a retailer selling bikes and related gear*
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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just paypal'ed you $20

Andy

Andy

'You'd be surprised how many people violate this simple principle every day of their lives and try to fit square pegs into round holes, ignoring the clear reality that Thinsg Are As They Are.'
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [infinIT 1] [ In reply to ]
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Let's start a list so we do not double up on supplies. If you want to take an item, just fill in your name and what you will donate.

Camping gear - Jim

Paniers - ?

Clothes - ?

Rain gear - ?

Anything else?
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Bike lights?

Computer?

tools?


Jim

**Note above poster works for a retailer selling bikes and related gear*
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [Andy] [ In reply to ]
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awesome!

Thanks everyone so far.

Let's keep this on the front page here for as long as possible - many of our west coasters are probably getting their morning coffee in the office right now!
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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Just paypal'ed you. I wasn't thinking and did it in CDN dollars, hope it works ok.
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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i just got off the phone with him to give him an update of what we've gotten together so far and he is beside himself. i'm telling you this is the sweetest man!!

he said that last night he went to bed so discouraged. he has been hanging out for 5 or 6 days and was loosing hope. he said with all of this he has a new energy and has a new hope and is starting to believe he will get back on the road.

i've told him about Jim's camping gear and the account...he is just beside himself and is thrilled!

the bike he really wants is $650.00 (i forgot to ask what kind...sorry). I told him we're going to try our best to raise the money for it and it's coming together quite nicely.

with in the next 45 minutes he will call me back. let's rally together so that when he calls me i can tell him that we're close to or have met the $650.00 mark so he can get his bike.

come on people...we can do this. let's make this man's dreams come true!
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [dwindrim] [ In reply to ]
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Dave

Just received your generous donation - thanks - at the end of the day - it will all go to him in Canadian funds - the check will be drawn against a Canadian bank!

We're getting there folks - still a long way to go though

Let's make a HUGE difference in one person's life today

Andrew
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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Hey! I'm on the west coast and have been in the office for 3 hours now! :) I paypal'd ya already!
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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OK oneforty.6...done.

Thank you for providing the opportunity to give. I hope that we can give this man back a little faith in the human race. I think in the end when all of his belongings are replaced maybe we will have erased some of the sting. I just feel super bad that he lost his journal. We can't replace that. :(

Thanks again to you and kittycat

Jen
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [Kestrelkerri] [ In reply to ]
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Got it Kerri - THANK YOU!!!!

I know most folks on the west coast have been in the office for a few hours already - I was hoping to drag out a reaction from a few friends over there that don't start working until after there 8.30am coffee!!!!
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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We are in.

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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [Jim] [ In reply to ]
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can you do Firepay to paypal? If so, I'll send some $$ tonight when I get home.
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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Dumb question: I've never used PP. Do I put money in by a credit card?

I'm going to be in, by the way.
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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I don't have a paypal account and can't really open one from this computer (long story). Is there another way to donate?
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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i have no idea how paypal works...and my husband is paranoid about me doing credit card stuff on line. so, I'm writing a $200.00 check this instant and mailing it to onefourty.

including my donation--what are we up to now, cash wise?

kittycat
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [Jason D] [ In reply to ]
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Ok - update so far

KITTYCAT opened with a huge $200 donation - thank you so much

I am in for $100

14 other slowtwitch donations have brought the total raised so far to $542.50

Jim and several others are donating gear - which is also great

Paypal takes a 3% cut - I am going to make up that 3% so 100% of what is paid get's into this gentleman's hands!!!

I don't know how many registered slowtwitchers there are out there - but we are hoping more than 14 contribute - the donations thus far have all been very generous.

Please - help us out here - if we hit close to a thousand - we will make an announcement and stop the fundraiser - as that amount will cover his needs.

Again - great job everyone so far - we are almost there!!!!!!!
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [Jason D] [ In reply to ]
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Jason - not sure - maybe someone else can help.

Anyone else wanting to make a donatiuon not using paypal - send a check to Andrew Joyce - I will deposit into a checking account and then move it directly into the paypal account - I can produce documentary evidence to support any such transaction

My address is contained in the thread

Andrew
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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You have hit the mark then. Since the exchange rate is about 20 cents on the dollar you guys have 658 CAD!!

Well done!!!
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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I did not have any $ in PP but added some funds and it let me send right away so you should see it coming through - hope this helps the guy out - thanks for facilitating.
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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Done...sent $$ via PP

Thanks for organizing this effort.
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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Just sent you some funds - sounds like we can get to his goal of $650 easily! Lets go!

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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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The Dukester is in. You guys are doing a cool thing.

-John
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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I'll overnight you a check for $200.00 ...who do I make it out to?

Mike.



"A man must love a thing very much if he practices it without any hope of fame and money, but even practices it without any hope of doing it well." G.K. Chesterton
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [kittycat] [ In reply to ]
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"the bike he really wants is $650.00 (i forgot to ask what kind...sorry)"


Just tell everyone that it's a Cervelo, and watch donations go through the roof. :)
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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Hey, some of us don't get in until 9:30!! ;-)


clm
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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Which bike store in town are you guys dealing with?
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [halfacre] [ In reply to ]
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come on everyone!!! we are almost to the cut off limit!!

this is a chance to help someone directly--where there is no overhead of an organization, and no staff or politics. 100% of your money will go directly to this cause.

and the cause is just a sweet man, who is passionate about riding a bike while he still can. i wish you could hear his voice...it's so gentle and kind. i cannot imagine someone pushing him down on the ground...

he told me he had lost all hope last night and hit an all time low. he was prepared to try to get home. now with what we've done so far he is beside himself and feels nothing but hope and thankfullness.

please, for those of you who are thinking about contributing, but haven't yet, dig inside your hearts and give a little. your kindness will not go unrecognized.
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [kittycat] [ In reply to ]
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[reply]come on everyone!!! we are almost to the cut off limit!! .[/reply]

Actually it would be nice to go over the limit since he had his cash stolen too.


clm
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https://twitter.com/ironclm | http://ironclm.typepad.com
http://tnwomenscycling.com
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [ironclm] [ In reply to ]
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i agree, and am putting in an additional $100.00.

who can match?
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [ironclm] [ In reply to ]
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How cool would it be to see him in some "Peaceful Tribe" apparel?
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [Big Duke Six] [ In reply to ]
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now that's just awesome!!!
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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just sent 20. hope everything works out for him and there is some serious karma coming for the lady that pushed him down.

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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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so what are we up to? add in another 100.00 for me. going out the door in 10 seconds to mail it...
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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I just paypaled you $20. It is all I can spare at the moment, but I hope it gets him closer to back on the road.

Tom
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [Chest Rockwell] [ In reply to ]
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thanks and yes it totally makes a difference!!! awesome!

thanks to everyone who has contributed so far!! everyone is making a huge difference!!!
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [kittycat] [ In reply to ]
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man you guys work fast. just got back in, I'm hitting paypal now.


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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [kittycat] [ In reply to ]
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Now that I have the image in my mind of him cruising in a "Peaceful Tribe" jersey, I need to do a bit more here, I think. And that I shall do.
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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Just sent $50.00 your way. Hope this helps get him back on the road!
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [TriKitty] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks Trikitty

Just spoke with Kittycat - Maurice is going to be so happy - and for the information of all those that have contibuted - or are thinking about it - this man slept at a Salvation Army hostel for several nights because he had NO CASH - he told Kitty cat it was horrible - but he had no choice.

Not only can we get his bike replaced - we can also put some cash back in his hands - he had his cash and credit cards stolen.

Kittycat said that he was actually working how how he was going to get home - he was not even thinking about getting another bike - he simply needed to arrange to get home - he is extremely humbled by the fact we are even making an effort - he has no idea of the magnitude of our effort - we told him we are trying to simply raise a few bucks - he is going to be BLOWN away.

Now.....who has any contacts at any of our trade publications - velonews, Triathlete etc etc etc etc?????

Maybe they could pitch in - or if nothing else - give some exposure to the good folks here at slowtwitch for their generosity!!!
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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I'm in for a $100
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [stl_triness] [ In reply to ]
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saweet!!!
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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whats the total at?

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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [kittycat] [ In reply to ]
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OK, I just paypalled a few nickels from my piggybank.

If I feel good about trying to help like this, does that make it a selfish act?

God bless all who set this thing in motion.
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [Jim] [ In reply to ]
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I've got two paniers at home that I can send. Someone gave them to me, but I've never used them. I also have a light Mizuno rain jacket that I can give up (got it for almost free but don't really need it). (It has "Motorola Marathon" printed on the front).
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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I'm in too.
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [cruisergirl] [ In reply to ]
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that's great. Andrew (onefoutry) has his address listed. you can ship the jacket, etc. to Andrew and he will then ship in one shipment the box of gear.

if you can contribute the rainjacket and the panier that would be awesome!

so to recap, the list is as follows:

-camping gear--Jim

-rainjacket--cruisergirl

-panier--cruisergirl
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [cruisergirl] [ In reply to ]
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Saeco USA Inc

Attention: Andrew Joyce

7905 Cochran Rd, Suite 100

Glenwillow, Ohio, 44139
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [cruisergirl] [ In reply to ]
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That wold be great - my address is sitting in this thread SOMEWHERE

If you forward the gear to me - I will pass it along.

Ok- so this is where we are at right now

We have a few pending payments but we just hit the thousand dollar mark @$1020.00

In addition to the equipment donations - we plan to have installed on the bike before he takes delivery - a new computer, lights and a new helmet.

I have left a message for Maurice - he has no idea at this stage of our success in raising the funds - I will update everyone after I hear from him.

After all is said and done - he will walk away from this episode whole - with a few hundred buicks in his pocket - which should ease his pain and enable him to not only continue on his journey =- but also continue to use his bike for mobility on a daily basis.

I can assure you that no matter disheartened he may have been by those criminal acts, the Slowtwitch community will have certainly restored his faith in mankind.

Doesn't matter what kind of bike you ride - we are all a community - and as evidenced by today - a community that supports each other

Great job everyone - donations can still come in for the next few days if you choose to contribute - I am hoping to finalize the purchase of the bike and accessories for him by the weekend - and have the donated items shipped to him within the same time frame.

KITTYCAT - a huge effort and thank you for organizing this whole thing and for your personal generosity





MEEEEOW!!!!!!!!!
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [kittycat] [ In reply to ]
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Is this the address if we want to send a check instead of paypal?

Saeco USA Inc

Attention: Andrew Joyce

7905 Cochran Rd, Suite 100

Glenwillow, Ohio, 44139
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [Tom in PA] [ In reply to ]
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Yes Tom



It will go right into the account when received - thanks a million!!!
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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wow--I can't wait to hear how he is going to feel after all of this!!!

excellent job to each and every person who has taken action today to make a REAL difference in someone's life. Each of you who has stepped up to do something should feel great!

It's one thing to recognize injustice, but is a whole other thing to step up and do something about it. Those who contributed to this situation have done just that. It shows the power of positive people. Together we can make great things happen!!

kittycat
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [kittycat] [ In reply to ]
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I made a donation and put a link to this thread on Trinewbies.com.

Good job you guys!

Dave
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [kittycat] [ In reply to ]
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Do you have big teeth, like Tony Robbins?

;)

Big Karma for Kittycat and 140.6 for stepping up!


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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [frogonawire 6.2] [ In reply to ]
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no, but i definitely need a new cat suit after all of this. mine is now officially worn out.

:P
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [kittycat] [ In reply to ]
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Private, inside joke to KC:

Madison, Wisconsin. Be there or be square.
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [Hinds57] [ In reply to ]
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could we post it over on Gordo's site too?
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [Big Duke Six] [ In reply to ]
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see the wolf man who resides by the corner with orange barrels. there will be a package for you in a red wagon. pick it up, howl 3 times, and run away.
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [kittycat] [ In reply to ]
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Hat's off to kittycat and oneforty.6 you guys are awesome!! Good things are no doubt coming your way.

Keep up the post's I'm looking forward to hearing how he responds to all of this.
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [kittycat] [ In reply to ]
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Got it. Watch the evening network news tonight on NBC. If the anchorman is wearing a red tie, then all is safe, and your cover is secure.
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [Big Duke Six] [ In reply to ]
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(sound of dental drill in the background)

is it safe?


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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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Well done guys. Count me in. I Paypal'd your account.

robert
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [RAinBC] [ In reply to ]
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Thank you!
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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Anyone thought of letting the newspaper that ran the story about our success story?


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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [Hinds57] [ In reply to ]
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In Reply To:
I made a donation and put a link to this thread on Trinewbies.com.

Good job you guys!

Dave
I posted it on Beginner Triathlete.


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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [monterey411] [ In reply to ]
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that would be a great follow up story...

what paper did it come from.

hey i pm'd you...to encourage you to get the bike you deserve.
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [monterey411] [ In reply to ]
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i see it's the star out of toronto. i could call? has someone else done so?
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [kittycat] [ In reply to ]
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Red Dragon is in for $20.....

My wife, being Canadian, will appreciate me donating to one of her countrymen in need...

Slowtwitcher's are the best!



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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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i just sent you a little money. hope it helps him out. fellow canadian, or shall I say french canadian:-)
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [kittycat] [ In reply to ]
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i'm on the phone...tracking the story with the canadian press (a phone in my hands is dangerous, you should all realize by now...lol). maybe we can get a follow up...and onefourty can do an interview or something like this...
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If they include me in the story, please make sure that I am described as "ruggedly handsome."
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [kittycat] [ In reply to ]
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ok, so i just got off the phone with the press and they are at the tail end of lunch, are thrilled with this news, and will be calling me back this afternoon to map our the details of doing a follow up story. our efforts are exactly the kind of response they were hoping for.

i'd like for onefourty to speak with the press actually...then he can give some final details of the funds raised, etc.
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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My paypal is in, you should be close now.

Thanks for heading this up, and to all those involved.
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [Race4LV] [ In reply to ]
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Kittycat is one of you super powers lightning speed??? Man alive you get things done quick. Not sure which news agency you talked to but here is some contact info for the Toronto Star which is where I originally saw the story

Main phone # 416-367-2000

News tip # 416-869-4300

email city@thestar.ca.
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [dwindrim] [ In reply to ]
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yeah, i'm way way ahead of you...sorry. they are set to call me back to map out a follow up story.

it's all about the cat suit.

meow.
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [dwindrim] [ In reply to ]
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so i guess you would believe that i planned my wedding in less than 4 days, huh. lol. it's true!
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [kittycat] [ In reply to ]
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At this point I'd believe anything you say.
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [dwindrim] [ In reply to ]
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hahaha!!! that's awesome! lol...
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [kittycat] [ In reply to ]
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i sent some in...hope my little amount could be of help!!! How much has been raised thus far?


"ah-hem...the time is yours."
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [kittycat] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks everyone - and please understand that I haven't personally responded to each person yet - BUT I WILL.

This has been huge!!!
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [stevezelinger] [ In reply to ]
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every amount matters and is of great help!

i know we're over the thousand mark. since his wallet, credit cards and basically all of his money was stolen, this will really help him out...
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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Good Karma on it's way - $25.00 via paypal


Dave Stark
dreamcatcher@astound.net
USAC & USAT level 2 certified coach
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [Big Duke Six] [ In reply to ]
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LOL!!!
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [kittycat] [ In reply to ]
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A little more $$ headed your way. Nice job guys and cats.
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [NCSecretHero] [ In reply to ]
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Felt compelled after today - to change my signature!
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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You and Kittycat have done such a great job. WELL DONE!


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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [monterey411] [ In reply to ]
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It's all kitty's doing!
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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no, no, it's everyone's doing. i just can't keep my hands off the phone, is all...lol.

besides, none of this would be happening without your swift paypal maneuver.
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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I'm in for sure, poor Maurice. I'll be mailing $25 to you Andrew; our PayPal account is not up to date. Thanks so much for making all these arrangements Jim, Andrew and KittyKat. By the way, my three cats think your the best, KittyKat. :) Puuurrrrr
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [kittycat] [ In reply to ]
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I'm in for $50. I hope the people (a$$holes!) who did this to him die a VERY VERY SLOW HORRIBLE PAINFUL DEATH (and fry in hell)! I've never used Paypal - can someone assist?
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [BeeHunter] [ In reply to ]
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In Reply To:
I've never used Paypal - can someone assist?
Check post #8 (pg 1). EDIT: and post #7 for the email address.


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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [BeeHunter] [ In reply to ]
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I used a credit card to fund my account, then simply transferred to the email address given above.
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [BeeHunter] [ In reply to ]
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go to www.paypal.com

you can then use the function key to send money

it will ask for the paypal account you wish to send it to -

type in

andrewjjoyce@sbcglobal.net

if it doesn;t work - we are also accepting personal checks which can be mailed

Thanks - let me know if you have any problems
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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Just sent $25 to the official Paypal site. Kittycat and 140.6....you guys rock! Thanks for organizing this.

Spot

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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [spot] [ In reply to ]
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thanks for the contribution, my friend. it's awesome how everyone is pulling together on this one!

kc
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks - I'll try now.
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [BeeHunter] [ In reply to ]
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Just got back from my 1st job. You guys rock! I was ready to send him an 80's era touring bike with suntour components on it, I get back from work and the roof is off this thread. Thats why I love ST. Camping gear in the mail first thing in the morn. I have exactly 15 minutes to get to job #2.


Jim

**Note above poster works for a retailer selling bikes and related gear*
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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My check for $25.00 is in the mail. Not much but hope it helps out.

Mark
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [mmfred] [ In reply to ]
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thanks again everyone for your donations. i'm on my way to pick my car up from the mechanic...have a good night and way to go everyone who has contributed!!!

take care,

kittycat
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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I didn't want to deal with opening an account on paypal, so I'm mailing a check. I got your address from Kittycat. Who should I make it out to? (sorry if this was already posted - I don't have time to read the whole thread)
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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I just sent some $ to Pay Pal. It's a great thing you guys are doing! I hope this helps bring a smile to his face.
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [Blondie] [ In reply to ]
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Thank you
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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Update -still waiting to speak with Maurice

once I do - will obtain the necessary info from him to source a replacement bike etc.

Once the remainder of the checks come in - and the gear arrives here at my office - which I envisage will be Friday/maybe Monday - we'll be good to go and he will be mobile again next week

Had discussed with KC - that we should also buy him a nice new journal to start, this - the newest chapter in his life.




And..............................I want to point out that it was JIM who suggested we start the ball rolling - I know he is at work right now - kudos to you Jim
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yeah, Jim's first thought was--"what can I give to help?" how awesome is that!
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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So Kittycat has just spoken...to ALL of Canada in a telephone media interview - which is awesome!!!

We've also made the front page of www.xtri.com showcasing the efforts of everyone here!!!

Special thanks to ironclm (Thanks Cathy) for arranging that

This may just drive further donations - and if nothing else - the good reputation of slowtwitchers continues to build!!!
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are there any canadians who can take a few photos of Maurice when he gets his new schwag from us?


it'd be great to have someone on-hand to take pics so that we all can see the joy in his face when he starts off on his new journey.



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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [Red Dragon] [ In reply to ]
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Here's a thought - might any of the bike shop owners that lurk in here (and no - this is not pointed at TomD) have enough pull with a bike manufacturer to see if they can cut us a deal on a replacement bike for Maurice - which we could buy direct - rather than paying full retail through a Canadian bike shop - sight unseen?

Even if they had us purchase the bike through one of their dealers to validate the transaction.

I'll find out more about the bike that was stolen - and any special mods the bike had to enable Maurice to ride it and get back to you

So????????????



Just a thought.....................................................................
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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i mostly lurk but got off my butt for this. just sent $20 through paypal. good work u guys.

chris
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [clincher] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks Chris!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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count me in. I think it is such a great thing that you guys have done here and I hope it restores Maurice's faith in humanity.

Ellen
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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great job 140 & kitty. i plan on adding to the paypal fund when i get home from work. haven't gone through all the recent posts, but has the idea of getting him something for self defense, such as mace been brought up?
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I just donated, glad to help for a good cause, the world needs more good people like you and kittykat:)))))))

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I have horrible back problems but I have zero problems staying in an aero position for 180k. Why? Because I ride steep and because I train regularly in that position. Simple as that.....Gerard
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Just Paypal'd some $$.

Thanks for putting this together .Good job KittyC!

Fish








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Seeing him in deep torment, I said. " You can have my last GU , but its been down my pants for most of the run". - John Hirsch

Take care of your body, its by far the coolest thing you're going to ever own.- Can't remember who told me this, but I love it.
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [RSum716] [ In reply to ]
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Maybe a flamethrower as an add on to the new bike?
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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Better late than never ... busy day at work ... Just sent off a little help.
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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I have had one of the worst months in my life. And I'm reminded daily of how lucky I am just to be alive. I can't tell you how good this makes me feel to help someone out in a time of need. I really need something to lift my spirits right now. I can't offer very much after my accident, but I am sending a check for $10.00 to Andrew tonight. Maurice, if you get to read this thread, know that there are people who will never meet you who care.

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It's a dry heat!
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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Bike thieves need to be shot!!! I just paypal a few ducats and want to thank all the 'Twitchers who gave for helping to restore my faith in humanity a bit.

Miguel in the 'No...El Tribato

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"Do you spend time with your family? Good. Because a man that doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man" V. Corleone
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [Big Duke Six] [ In reply to ]
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$100 dollars sent!
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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Hey, I know its late but I was out of the office all day...am here now unfortunately, but I'm glad I am since I got to see this post and send a few bucks.

The response that this has generated is amazing. Can't wait to hear how it ends up.

Mark

Fit2Tri Multisport
http://www.fit2tri.com
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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I'm in. I put my handle in the note section of PP. Maybe we can get a digital "card" or something that we can all "sign" or something for this guy... Stephen P., could you design something like that??


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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [jern] [ In reply to ]
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Great job everyone and kudos to KC and oneforty.6 for running with the ball for me. That is one of the great things about ST, everyone steps up to the plate with their strengths. I was just figuring out how to locate Maurice when someone posted his number, and KittyCat had already called him. Andrew got the donations started by using his paypal account. Unfortunately I had to work all day with only a 15 minute break between jobs, neither of which presently involve a computer. I am happy though, it got done. I can imagine Maurice feels a whole lot better tonight then he did last night. Last night he was trying to figure out how to get home, tonight he is planning the next stage of his journey.


Jim

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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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$20. Great job with all this.
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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I read about this poor fellow in the Toronto Star today. Way to go oneforty.6 and Kittycat to get the ball rolling. With the generosity of STer's we'll get this guy riding away on a new P3!
My donation's in.
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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$25 to the fund. pay it forward...

Mike in Albuqueruqe
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [Mike in Wichita] [ In reply to ]
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and those individual swimmers, cyclists and runners..ever wonder why they hate us so? Because they weren't good enough to come up with something like this. Yeah, we're geeks alright...just ask this fella
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LATEST UPDATE....................................................

Ok, so both Kittycat and I have had the chance to speak with Maurice tonight - and he is flabbergasted (for lack of a better word) that a bunch of total strangers from various parts of the country (and world) - have chipped in to make an effort for someone like him.

He is the most humble, softly spoken (and now shocked) person you could ever hope to speak with.

The attention we have attracted to this cause has been unbelievable - and at this stage - we now have a bike shop in Canada who is participating in this cause.

A large percentage of the cash we have collected will be absorbed in bike, accessories, clothing, camp gear - above and beyond that which I will be shipping to him (I have asked him to hold off on buying anything until he receives our care package - which won't be hard for him as he has no cash)

The remainder will go towards the money stolen from him - in what I believe is the most heartless of the two crimes he was subjected to this past week. This cycling odessey he is on - is part of a 7 year journey so far - one in which his ability to cycle is liberating to him, especially given his physical challenges (nobody is disabled - we are simply a mix of able bodied (often mentally challenged folks) and physically challenged folks)

The plan is to see what remaining donations filter in over the next few days - quite a few people have indicated they would be sending checks.

At that time - we will be drawing a check in Canadian funds and distributing the cash to him as needed. He will receive 100% of the funds!

Maurice has no idea at this stage - (unless he now is a slowtwitcher!!!!) - of how much we have raised for him. He told me that he would refund any money beyond that which is absolutely needed to get him going again

Can you believe that??????

How often do we bitch on this forum about the stupid shit and here we have someone - who is in obvious need - but is SO appreciative of the efforts of everyone combined - that in this time of need - he wants to give back!

We did not enter into discussions about how much money was lost in cash/cards etc - but based on our conversation - it was a considerable amount of money - possibly enough to get him through the next few months on his bike.

His situation is such that he wasn't able to simply pick up the phone and call his bank and ask them to wire money from his checking account to wherever he was.

I would hazard a guess to say that he lost more money in one foul swoop - than many of us would ever care to imagine.

So.........here is the current situation

I will wait until Sat for all checks to arrive - I have an email from all members sending checks and will mark them off as they arrive - I will also wait for the different products/items and gifts to arrive at my office.

I will go ahead and purchase - out of my own pocket - a nice durable journal - to replace the one lost in this incident and propose the following.....

We start a thread - which hijacking of will not be tolerated - and we seek Dan's assistance here.

Each and every Slowtwitcher that contributed - will have a chance to send a little wish or message into the thread - which I will print up and affix the entire thread to the first few pages of the journal - as a point of reference to him that we do care. It is also a way for you to communicate directly with this wonderful man

This is similar in nature to the virtual card idea - which is great

Does everybody think this is a good idea or not?

Once we have the thread printed and the care package on the way - I am going to have delivered via FEDEX or DHL - the balance of the fundraising efforts in a certified check in Canadian funds, made out to him personally.

And if you have read this far - I know you want to know how successful this cause has been

Thanks to each and every one of us that have contributed - we believe we have so far raised just over $2000

Great job everyone!!!!!!



(Important Disclaimer: Because we are dealing with cash contributions here - I am making available complete records of all contributions into this account, paypal and checks, and a further record or disburtion of funds to Maurice. Kittycat will have a hard copy of these documents - and any other person requiring documentary evidence of this, need only ask. This entire effort was undertaken with a large amount of trust by all contributors - that the funds would find their way to the intended recipient - and I only wish to be forthright - and allow an open audit by anyone here - to evidence the appropriate and intended receipt and allocation of funds. I am an honest person - but I want to ensure that all parties involved have a 100% comfort level in the cash management of this fund)

Sorry but I felt it necessary to put that in there!

Have a great night everyone - Maurice has told me that he went from having the worst week of his life - to feeling relieved to know that there are kind people out there.

Wait until he receives the bike, gifts and the check!



Again - a HUGE thank you to all involved - this was the collaborative efforts of almost 90 slowtwitchers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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good job on that:-) I'll right something in french, for a fellow french canadian. That is awesome, awesome, aweome what you guys are doing!
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One word: Huge.
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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I'm going to try and buy him a "Peaceful Tribe" jersey tomorrow. I'll contact the appropriate people tomorrow to get that done.
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [Big Duke Six] [ In reply to ]
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If Heather can't donate one - let me know and I'll buy one from the funds collected!
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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I just PM'd you. No need ... I'll just buy one. Let him keep more of the money collected.
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [Big Duke Six] [ In reply to ]
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That's very nice of you - I just PM'd you back!!
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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I belive in karma... you have my donation.

I am crossing the 49th to Saskatchewan next week so it will be interesting to see if I hear anything about this...
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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Not sure if anyone thought of this or mentioned it already - are you sending him travelers checks instead of cash?
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [Jason D] [ In reply to ]
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great call Jason



What do you all think?
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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oneforty and kc (and everyone here who has helped). no need to reiterate that you have done a tremendous thing here, but I am going to do it anyway. I am a lurker (first post) and just had to help out. Maurice isn't the only one with a restored faith in our fellow man. Good on ya and thank you. thank you very much.
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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Peaceful Tribe Before Sunrise Long Sleeve Tech T


Ordered, and will be sent to you.



-- John
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [Big Duke Six] [ In reply to ]
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John

You're rocking the house - my beer is tasting better with every sip - thank you!!

Looks like we may have a few slowtwitchers in Maurice's "neck of the woods" next week

In true Slowtwitch fashion - if there is no pic - it doesn't exist right????

I would love to get a snapshot of Maurice - with his care package - new bike and new found lease on life

Will see what we can arrange!

Andrew
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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I'm going to say this in advance of his getting his bike so that I can be the first one:

Maurice, honorary Slowtwitcher that you are, your seat is too high.
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [Big Duke Six] [ In reply to ]
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LOL Hilarious

May I be the first to tell him his panniers are not quite level!!!!!!!
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [stl_triness] [ In reply to ]
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Well this is quite impressive. Maurice must be just incredulous. Yes good things can happen in this world.


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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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$50 from me via PP.

We should be proud of what the Peaceful Tribe is accomplishing here.
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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Andy, Thank you for doing this. Thanks for letting me honor my friend. Thanks for letting me be unselfish for a few moments.

Gary Mc

Gary Mc
Did I mention I did Kona
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For a LIFETIME!!!!

You and Shar have both made a positive impact on someone else - the good kharma fairies will be paying her a visit really soon - trust me!!!!!

I believe she has a marathon coming up !!!!!!



AJ
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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So I have just finished getting emails out to all who have contributed - sorry it took so long - many of you may not get these now until the morning - I have a flight to Chicago in a little under 5 hours - not sure if I should stay up now!!!

WHAT A DAY!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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There's no way that Maurice could ever have guessed,
that what seemed his worst day was actually his best.

Nice work all. I like the idea of giving him some breathing room. A better bike, more pocket money. PP donation coming.

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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [Twilkas] [ In reply to ]
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Oops. Looks like I didn't hit the final "Send Money" button yesterday. I think I did it right this morning.

Well done again, everyone!
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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awesome posting and update. i'm glad that so many people have helped out and reached to this kind soul, Maurice. I wish each of you could hear his voice...what a gentle soul he is!

When people join up together in a positive way, the greatest things can happen!

xoxo-kittycat
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [kittycat] [ In reply to ]
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Good morning Kittycat. I wanted to personally thank you for spearheading this. Great job.


Jim

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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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Cervelo is representing!!

Just got this from Heather regarding the Peaceful Tribe shirt:


"I will send it via USPS Small Package AIR, normally we sent GROUND."
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [Big Duke Six] [ In reply to ]
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Awesome.


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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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While it seems monetary donations are meeting and exceeding, I want to contribute some useful touring equipment. I have an essentially new helmet and shoes in several sizes, but I'd like to know his dimensions (helmet, shoe, jersey, etc).

I'll get it in the mail tomorrow first thing.
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [Big Duke Six] [ In reply to ]
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I'm going to say this in advance of his getting his bike so that I can be the first one:

Maurice, honorary Slowtwitcher that you are, your seat is too high.
And your chain is crossed. :)

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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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I have a very high end set of Jandd panniers and racks both front and back (including rain covers) that have been used for a two week tour of Europe. Valued at $1,000.00 Canadian. I'll also throw in a rear rack pack that is a bit older but still in good condition. If he needs these, I can ship them direct since I live in Canada. Let me know. I will be participating in the Tour For Kids over the next four days, so if you need them shipped before next week, e-mail info(at)cdisports(dot)com and I will have Richard send them out. Otherwise please e-mail me at

zdreja(at)cogeco(dot)ca. I'm not a regular on this board, so sorry for the slow response.

Bless all you kind hearted slowtwitchers. What a fantastic response.

"It's not all about the bike" - It's much more than that!!!

Zane
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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Just send my contribution.

FYI - I'll be in Saskatoon on Monday, if there is anything i can do to help, PM me and i'll call you to discuss.

Rick.
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks for doing this!! I sent what I could and I know every little bit helps...........





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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [Big Duke Six] [ In reply to ]
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I think it's unbelievable the generosity that everyone has brought to the table. I grew up near Saskatoon and it is truly a beautiful place, but I find it disheartening that this happened to this kind gentleman. If you need someone to deliver the package and take pictures let me know......I can gather up some friends that would be more than willing to help out any way they can.
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [Talia] [ In reply to ]
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It would be great if someone got pictures of him as he sets back out. I wish I could be there.


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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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Not a lot but just dropped $20 into the effort. Makes me happy being a Canadian, and just a human being for that matter, that there are so many generous and supportive people out there. Imagien fi this kind fo effort were to occur for everything that needed aid. This world would be a much better place. Good job everyone and if KC is on TV, I'll make sure to watch. If any other news come through the Canaidan Press, I'll be sure to pass it along.

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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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Added my dollars to the fund.

Let's get this guy back on the road!!!
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Just sent some money. Great to see the community rally behind this gentleman.
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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can we still donate to the paypal account?


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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [Ed in IL] [ In reply to ]
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sure! thanks!!
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [kittycat] [ In reply to ]
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just did it through andy's pay pal account.


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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [Ed in IL] [ In reply to ]
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ok, great! it will go to maurice! thanks again!
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [halfacre] [ In reply to ]
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Mike and Kittycat



Received your checks today - they have been banked and added to the account - thank you!!!!
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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coolio! i'm sure he's really counting down the clock now to get rolling. :)
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [kittycat] [ In reply to ]
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KC - have you heard from him today?
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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A few items have started arriving here at my office today.

It will be nice to get these over to Maurice on Monday.

He has delayed his departure until these items arrive as he just can't get over how thoughtful folks have been

AJ
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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his departure? Is he heading back home or is he back on course? How did he get a bike so quickly?
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He'll be continuing on his journey once he gets fitted out over the weekend.

He will be waiting for the care package to arrive before rolling out!


We had the participation of a local bike shop (local to where he is right now)



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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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I work in a welding shop and related this story to the guys yesterday. To a man (and these are some pretty hardcore freakies we're talking about here) all were impressed that this took place..and some volunteered to head out west and track down those responsible in the first place. Given the company they keep I'd hate to be those people should any decide to follow through on those words. It's been said before by a lot of others but you have done a great thing here..and it has restored a lot of faith in humanity to many more people than just those on the forum. Certainly not what most people take triathletes to be like. Well done good and faithfull servant...
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so what bike is he getting?


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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [miater] [ In reply to ]
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Kentinger - it was a group effort and a few of us simply facilitated this - some folks here have gone WAY beyond generous - in either cash or product donations - I was and will be for the longest time, amazed at this community.

I have also had a lot of messages form people who are not in a position to contribute - but wished for their thoughts and messages to to be forwarded to Maurice

Not sure of the specific bike - it is a touring bike - will have more details next week.

AJ
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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [oneforty.6] [ In reply to ]
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he is aware of the Forum policy right? No pics or it doesn't exist. Maybe the bike shop guys could take his pic once they get him set to go.
And about the amazingness that is this forum I totally agree. Most people with (what can only be termed as) dispensable income wouldn't think to contribute to something like this. We see it here on a regular basis. Funny how a lot of times..things I see or hear about deplete my faith in human nature (like the people on the Air France flight that are all alive today but are suing them for $330mil)...and they happen all the time..yet one small (in reality what took place is barely a blip on the radar for some people out there) gesture like this sort of wipes the slate clean again. Kudos STers...for going against the grain once more.
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It is surely a good thing we have done, but, admit it, isn't it a bit TNO-like?

Just kidding....I got my start over there

Mike.



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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [Kentiger] [ In reply to ]
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Have we ever gotten a pic of Maurice and his new bike? I gave my pennies! :) I want a photo!

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Re: SLOWTWITCHERS TO THE RESCUE - PLEASE READ [Target74] [ In reply to ]
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it's up today - check out the update on Maurice post
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