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Hi David - Thanks for partic…
Hi David - Thanks for participating and donating to Back Alley Bikes. Here's a brief summary of my experience....

I would not typically ride outdoors in the temperatures we are currently having, but I wanted to participate in the fundraiser - this is the 2nd time I have done it. Last year I only did 2 rides for a total of 40 miles. This year I really wanted to try to ride as much as I could in the 24 hours. I am still looking at my numbers, but it looks like I covered 104.7 miles in about 10.75 hours of actual riding time. I rode from roughly midnight Saturday/Sunday until 9pm Sunday night - 21 hours total. I took 2 long breaks of about 3 hours each (slept ~2 hours one time and met Becka for brunch during the 2nd one and waited for a few buddies to show up around noon Sunday to ride with them). There were several other shorter breaks to stop and warm up and have a snack or something to drink (water bottles typically froze within a 1/2 hour, so I couldn't drink much while riding). It was relatively warm (32 degrees) at midnight Saturday when we started, but the temperatures only got colder throughout the night and all day on Sunday (it was definitely in the teens and the wind chill was probably near zero). The wind was quite strong almost the entire time which not only made it colder, but also made riding much more difficult (although it was nice when we got to ride with the wind). One of the highlights was seeing a large coyote on Belle Isle during one of the night time rides. It was crazy, but I’ll do it again next year.

Thanks again,
2 years ago
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David Clifton
Royal Oak, MI United States
Stuff About Me:

I joint CrowdRise in 2015 to support Back Alley Backs and their youth programs in Detroit. I participated in their 3rd annual Bike the Blizzard on January 18th 2015 (on my birthday) and convinced 3 of my friends to ride with me.  

For the 4th annual Bike the Blizzard, I am hoping to expand our team to at least 6 members and to raise even more money for Back Alley Bikes in 2016.  



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