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Good ride, good people

Dear Editor:I would like to express my appreciation for the work done by the volunteer event organizers, the volunteer staff, the event sponsors and everyone who sponsored a ride for making the Aspen Affiliate Susan G. Komen Ride for the Cure on Sept. 10 a fantastic experience. I am grateful to each of you for your hard work, fabulous organization and generosity: Friday evening’s pasta dinner was delicious, the survivor speakers were wonderful – their stories inspiring and educational. Chris Carmichael’s turn at the microphone was both touching and funny, the “booty” bag full of fun goodies – especially the bike shirt and socks. Saturday’s 100-mile bike ride for the cure was both fun (and spiritual) thanks to the volunteers. The route was clearly marked, the “sag” vehicles were everywhere, as were law enforcement all keeping us safe. The rest stops complete with yummy fruit and snacks, much-needed refreshment and toilets. Dr. Jensen, D.C. and the Valley Wellness Center staff volunteers at the ARC. A lunch complete with local radio playing upbeat tunes at Two Creeks. The encouraging cheering squads along the route: at the top of the hills, at the ARC, just before Brush Creek, the monastery, at Woody Creek Tavern, etc., made us feel special. Back to Paepcke Park for another meal, relaxing conversation and lots of laughter!Thanks again for everything. I look forward to next year’s ride.Kathleen DorrCarbondale

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