George Hess @ NC State University
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2015 MS 150 Report - 12 September

Success on multiple fronts!

I raised $2,460 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society thanks to generous contributions from family, friends, and colleagues - this blew away my $1,800 goal and even my $2,000 stretch goal - thanks so much to everyone! Big shout out to Global Village Organic Coffee owner, friends, and customers for contributing $1,000!!

Through September, you can still make a donation in my name using your credit card by visiting my personal donations page at the Society.

I completed the ride uneventfully (i.e., no crashes or close calls) on an overcast, humid day. Bit of a pour-down toward the end, but luck had me at a rest stop with a big overhang to wait out the storm. Got road-sprayed during the last 6 miles, but no big deal there. All in all, it was great fun!

Final stats for my ride, which I completed on my fixed gear (46x17) bicycle were 123.01 (76.4mi) at 30.7kph (19.1mph) in 4:01.

I rode for Ginny in 2015
This year, I rode for Ginny Grisez, a friend's sister who has suffered from Multiple Sclerosis for many years.

2015 starting line
This is just the front of the 2015 starting line - there were about 1,800 riders.

fyxation Eastside bicycle
The tool of choice again in 2015 - my fyxation Eastside fixed gear bicycle that I built up in 2013.

Hess riding
Here I am after at the 100k point during the 2013 ride.

Ride start photo 2008
At the ride start, 2008 - that's me under the yellow arrow, with my three riding mates in the same kit - Peter behind off my left shoulder, David in front to my left, and Trey front left of him.

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