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#1 Unread post by oxbow1 » Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:52 pm

sorry to invade on your turf ladies, but I have a question that only a woman/women can answer.
my wife and little sister are avid runners and since my mom got diagnosed with BC(she is going to be fine) they are doing BC fund raising run's sponsored by Avon.
I was speaking to the Avon rep because I was home when the phone rang and I asked her if Avon sponsered motorcycle run's as fund raisers because I know there are alot of women riders and this could appeal to them and she said she didn't think so but would pass my idea up to corporate.
do any of you ladies know of bike runs like this, if not, would you be interested in doing them?
also, what would you call them? all my ideas are kind of sexist, run for the rack, run for 2nd base (sorry I'm a guy)
any constructive thoughts are welcome
I hope I have not offended any ladies, my intentions are good if not well articulated
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#2 Unread post by MZ33 » Sat Apr 12, 2008 7:11 pm

Run for the RACK?

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#3 Unread post by blues2cruise » Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:06 am

Pink Ribbon Ride
Ride for the Cure (as opposed to the Run for the Cure trademark)



Run for the rack NOT!
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#4 Unread post by oxbow1 » Sun Apr 13, 2008 6:28 am

I told you I needed help :oops:
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#5 Unread post by Bluebabe » Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:37 pm

Well, made ME spit my coffee out!! Run for the Rack, or Second Base!? Yep, you are a guy!! :lolsign:

Up here we have done one for years and it is called "Ride for Hope". It is pretty much done up as a Poker run with giveaways at the end.

The local BC group comes out and sets up an information table at the BBQ at the end and gives away stuff, has t-shirts for sale, and then we present them with a check at the end of the run. A few of them have ridden with us on the run. They really enjoy coming out and everyone knows it is for a good cause. I have a flyer from last year or the year before if you want to e-mail me at keepnik@acsalaska.net, I can send it to you just to give you an idea. I am sure your local BC center would enjoy doing that? You should set it up yourself. Guys are the ones that set it up here and then everyone pitches in...

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#6 Unread post by MZ33 » Sun Apr 13, 2008 8:02 pm

Guys are the ones that set it up here and then everyone pitches in...
Set it up, but don't name it! :tongue:
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#8 Unread post by TylerR » Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:16 pm

I did a ride a few years ago through the Susan G Komen Foundation. It was called Ride for a Cure and it started up in Washington and had several different legs that people could join in on along the way. Went to Texas, iirc. There are different events throughout the year in different areas so check out the website and see if there's something coming to your area. It was extremely moving and inspiring to be involved in!

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#9 Unread post by NightNurse » Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:40 am

I would be into that! It sounds great.

p.s. I actually like the name "Run for the Rack". It is catchy, and would make most people laugh.

Maybe I am an odd female....I hang out with mostly guys lol :P.

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#10 Unread post by oxbow1 » Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:38 pm

okay I got a couple of slaps for my name ideas, but my wife went to the orientation for her BC walk and was told that the rest stations are easy to find,just look for the pink van with the watermellons on top. :lol:

Pink ribbon run sounds ghahy,and breasts have always been a good way to attract people,and guys money spends just like girls money so here we go...

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#11 Unread post by TylerR » Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:55 am

I think a sense of humor always helps! :laughing:
oxbow1 wrote:okay I got a couple of slaps for my name ideas, but my wife went to the orientation for her BC walk and was told that the rest stations are easy to find,just look for the pink van with the watermellons on top. :lol:

Pink ribbon run sounds ghahy,and breasts have always been a good way to attract people,and guys money spends just like girls money so here we go...

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#12 Unread post by Brackstone » Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:14 pm

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#13 Unread post by sv-wolf » Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:11 pm

Erm... Would someone explain 'run for the rack'?

I guess my ignorance has nothing to do with being male since oxbow came up with it; so is it something to do with my being a Brit? Or am I just naive?

This thread caught my eye because my foster daughter is undergoing breast surgery for cancer this evening.

Which is how it caught my curiosity.

Which is why I'm now confused!

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#14 Unread post by oxbow1 » Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:16 pm

Rack, is an American term for a pair of Breast's, as in "she's got a nice rack"

don't feel bad, I've been listening to The Who for 25 years and I just recently found out that a lorry is a truck.
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#15 Unread post by sv-wolf » Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:25 pm

oxbow1 wrote:Rack, is an American term for a pair of Breast's, as in "she's got a nice rack"

don't feel bad, I've been listening to The Who for 25 years and I just recently found out that a lorry is a truck.
Cheers Oxbow. I feel somehow more complete now for knowing that. :D

By the way, to complete your education and to return the favour, a truck is only a 'lorry' when you are in the south of England. In the north of England a truck is a 'waggon'. It is one of the ways British tribes learn to distrust each other.
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#16 Unread post by MZ33 » Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:44 pm

okay I got a couple of slaps for my name ideas
Oxbow, those were friendly little "slaps!" I don't think any of us were in a huff. But it really was not that long ago that breasts and women's issues were something one didn't talk about, except in discreet, low tones.

And personally, if I had breast cancer, I don't know how I'd feel about using coarse slang to promote my cause. And if you haven't had someone in power make suggestive comments about your body, then I don't think I can explain how, somewhere in the heart of me, that there is a big difference between casual talk between friends, and using the same words as the official name of a promotional event.

So, to clarify: To me, yes, those titles are all quite funny. At a bar or coffee shop. Just not for the real, official events .

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#17 Unread post by oxbow1 » Thu Apr 24, 2008 4:58 pm

MZ33, I was cool with it and kind of expected it and I did take it as friendly so don't worry about that.
I just thought that it was funny that I was a little apprehensive about even asking that question because I didn't want to come across as sexist and Avon has a big pair of inflateable boob's as the waypoint for thier BC walk.
I have a Mom, 2 sisters, wife, and daughter and would have to slap the guy to sleep that spoke of them in a derogatory manner,so I am with you there.
Most of my clients are women and 80% of them are lesbians and they talk like I'm not even there so I hear alot of "girl talk" and they think it's funny when they embarrass me.
I'll PM you a funny story

I do know what it's like to have someone in power comment on my body
I have a Wife :lol:
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