Dickie sent out a funding challenge to potential sponsors, offering to match dollar for dollar, up to $200. Way to go Dickie! His message is below:
For those who don’t know, a group of C&W people ride to and at the Computers and Writing Conference each year to raise money for the Graduate Research Network (GRN, What’s that?)<http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/writling/GRN/2012/index.html>. This year I’ll match every sponsor dollar up to $200. My mode of transportation is a little odd. I will be roller skiing (think inline skating with poles, link below) about 20 miles during the two days prior to the conference (May 15 and 16).
You can donate to the cause from this site: http://www.ride2cw.org/ or arrange some other kind of payment with me.
Please do let me know (individually OFF LINE) if you would like to sponsor my efforts, so I’ll know how much to match. I will be skiing on these two trails during those days and tweeting as I go if phone signals allow:
– The Huckleberry Trails<http://www.traillink.com/trail/huckleberry-trail.aspx>in Blacksburg, VA (5/15) ~13 miles
– The Salem Creek Greenway<http://www.traillink.com/trail/salem-creek-greenway.aspx>, Winston-Salem (5/16) ~7 miles
Only in my dreams, I look like this http://www.nordicskiracer.com/news.asp?NewsID=5681