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Old 01-19-2010, 01:36 PM   #11
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Go to Dana, you can get some rowing in



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Old 01-19-2010, 01:47 PM   #12
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Dana? I've never heard of Dana, Mass. Is that really a town? Where?



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Old 01-19-2010, 01:50 PM   #13
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I love boobies. I could be talked into that.

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If you ride for the boobies, I'll donate some money to breast cancer research/treatment/awareness.

I love boobies, too. I'd like to keep a couple.
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:51 PM   #14
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So I take it you've never heard John Forrester's Song, "Entering Marion?" It's about 20 years old.


If you can't make out the words to well, this version is clearer, but the guy above wrote it.


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Every year I drive out to Cape Cod for the last part of June.
Leave the city by ten and you're there in the late afternoon.
On the way there's a village called Marion that you pass through.
The first time I approached it, I'll always remember the sign that came into view.

It said, "Entering Marion."
And I thought, "What a fun little sign!"
But the feeling of entering Marion
Had a kick that was hard to define...
A rapturous rush, a physical flush,
Chills up and down the spine.
For the few minutes I was in Marion
All Massachusetts was mine.

(spoken) Well, it got to be kind of an annual thing...the event that would start each vacation off with a bang!

Then one year--who knows why?--I decided to try a new route.
So I got out my map and I traced one I thought was a beaut.
After driving all morning, I came to the top of a hill,
Where a sign stood before me that promised a new kind of thrill.

It said, "Entering Beverly,"
Which was lovely and not overbuilt.
And the pleasure of entering Beverly
Far outweighed any feelings of guilt.
I could say I'm contrite but it wouldn't be right,
For the truth is that later that day,
I found myself entering Sharon.
It was there. So was I. We enjoyed it. Hey, what can I say?

By the next year I'd try any route, just for novelty's sake.
I was cursed with a thirst that no single township could slake.
Oh, at the wheel I looked calm but inside I was running amok,
When a sign in the road dead ahead sent me straight into shock:

"Entering Lawrence."
My God! I was out of control.
And I'd no sooner finished with Lawrence
Than Boom! I was entering Lowell.
Then I backtracked and re-entered Lawrence,
Then Quincy and Norton as well.
Around midnight I pulled into Athol
And flopped in a fleabag motel.

I slept fitfully in my clothing
And awoke in a pool of sweat and self-loathing.
Lying there, feeling lower than carrion,
A name came clear as a clarion.
I jumped in my car
And before very far--

I was entering Marion.
How totally, wonderfully great!
How grand to be entering Marion
After tramping all over the state.
Every sleaze-bucket burb,
Every tryst by the curb
Had really just helped me to find
I'm happiest entering Marion.
I guess I'm the Marion kind.
Oh yes, I'm the Marion kind.
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Go, Tabor!

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Found Dana! Ok, so we take a ride on her, too! Can't do much planning now, getting out into the boonies where I don't have iPhone coverage.

But you guys have convinced me, breast cancer is the best and most natural fit for our charity. (insert witty remark here!)

I'll contact the breast cancer people and see if they can offer any advise.

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Found Dana! Ok, so we take a ride on her, too! Can't do much planning now, getting out into the boonies where I don't have iPhone coverage.

But you guys have convinced me, breast cancer is the best and most natural fit for our charity. (insert witty remark here!)

I'll contact the breast cancer people and see if they can offer any advise.

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When I did my ride for the AICR, I spoke with one of their reps and they set up a charity "account" for us. It wasn't a specific bank account for us but she just collected and tracked the donations. When I collected checks, I submitted them directly to her attention.

All individuals received a receipt from the AICR for tax purposes.
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:56 PM   #18
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Babalu, why do I pay any attention to you? Dana was unincorporated in the 1930's and now lies at the bottom of the Quabbin Reservoir. You could talk me into diving there but bikes seem to be a no-go.

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I think riders should have to stay in pairs.

I'd go with you, but I can't pedal a flat 10 miles any more - I tried it.

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Old 01-20-2010, 12:12 AM   #20
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Given your reputation, I'm kinda surprised this trip isn't taking you through Otis and Randolph and Lawrence...



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