eMail Ask

As I prepare to start my next cycling adventure, I wrote a number of friends to request their financial support of the Great Cycling Challenge. You can read the ask below. If you’d like to be included in future mailings, please send me a note via email to w.philip.ohara@gmail.com …...

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Great Cycling Challenge

For the 2nd year, I registered to fund-raise to fight the battle of cancer in children. It has been a busy month so I’m just getting started. This is my last initiative for a few months so I ask that you support me with a donation. My goal is to...

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Summary – Lessons Learned

What follows is a summary of my daily distances. These are the ones that counted for the race. I didn’t include May 9th. I got up that morning, found the closest train station, took the train to Ultretch and then a bus to Amerongen to return the tracker and thank...

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Day 7 – From Zandvoort to Ouddorp

Date: From: Start: To: Stop: Distance: May 7, 2019 Zandvoort 1,080.0 Ouddorp 1,255.0 175.0 km After a good sleep I was up and on my way at daybreak. The upside of an early start is lower winds. My route followed the coast and ran along the dykes and on occasion...

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Day 6 – From Hoorn to Zandvoort

Date: From: Start: To: Stop: Distance: May 6, 2019 Hoorn 900.0 Zandvoort 1,080.0 180.0 km The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. -William Arthur Ward I had to start my comments about day 6 with a quote about the wind. It...

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Day 5 – From Harlingen to Hoorn

Date: From: Start: To: Stop: Distance: May 15, 2019 Harlingen 682.0 Hoorn 900.0 218.0 km Yesterday I met Wietse’s family who live in Harlingen. I was looking forward to this and it proved to be a trip highlight. I departed from Harlingen at 0700 with the plan to take the...

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