Sunday, August 08, 2010


Image by SnaggleTooth Aug 2010 .
Hope you're all having a grand week-end. Turns out, this is the businest summer week-end for work we've had this summer to date! Orders are off the chart...
The reason for a sudden surge of extra week-end population is the PMC, The Pan-Mass Challenge. it's a two-day bike ride to Provincetown at the tip of Cape Cod, all the way from Sturbridge in Western Massachusetts. Over 5k cyclists will ride for their pedal partners n sponsors to raise money for the Jimmy Fund n Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Even both of the state's senators are riding this year.
The route stops overnight around the Canal zone at Mass Maritime Academy in Bourne, near my village, then continues down Cape the rest of the route on Sunday. The riders, their Pedal Partners, volunteers, n family members brings thousands of extra folks into my home n work zones. Rumor has it there aren't any available hotel rooms all the way to Middleboro (off the Cape)!
I tried to comfort bewildered, frazzled co-workers with the thought that this would be the busiest week-end order n all the rest of the summer would seem easy...
The annual PMC event has grown from a modest crew years ago to a massive turn-out rivaling a marathon. My personal challenge tho- is trying to drive in the very slow traffic to work, n get the work orders done, so I can get home again. I'm zonked! But I wouldn't think of letting the week-end go by without giving these bike folks a well-deserved plug. It's a great project for a great cause, n I'm amazed at these determined folks who can ride so far!
Photo by SnaggleTooth Aug 2010About 20 years back, my Dad was a patient at Dana-Farber. Those specialist folks work wonders for many. Altho my fathers miracles had run out, I'm sure many are still in store for all those current patients n Pedal Partners (Patients teamed up with riders). In the future we can hope for better cures to be discovered.
So pedal onward, be carefull driving around the bicycles, n choose worthy charities!
Ride on...


At 9:11 AM, Blogger Lynn said...

It sounds like an exciting weekend at the Cape. Sometime I would like to see a photo of some of the things you make. I'm a foodie to the core, so I'm always interested in food, even when dieting (like now.) Sigh.

At 9:30 AM, Blogger ... Paige said...

I'm okay with food, not a real "foodie" like Lynn is, but I eat, even too much sometimes.

worthy cause and kind that you shared the happenings

wishing you cool but sunny restful days...soon

At 12:25 PM, Blogger Erica B said...

i wish i was in enough shape to do something the the PMC.
btw: i updated the blog. finally.

here's to hoping you have been able to enjoy the weather this w3eekend!

At 1:15 PM, Blogger desk49 said...

Tho work and fun
is not the same
they both drain
your body and brain
I'm not sure how far
the pedals did bike
but you let them sleep
at the academy last night

At 2:14 PM, Blogger TALON said...

What a wonderful cause! And I'm glad the worst is nearly over for you at work. Incredible how fast this summer is zipping past.

At 4:04 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

Lynn, I knew about it in advance, but all the new workers were taken by surprize! One store alone ordered over 800 muffins! (3-heavy truck-rack-fulls). Sorry I can't devulge who the company is, due to needing to keep my job.

Paige, I don't enjoy a wide variety of foods like some folks- not too adventurous! I get really sick of sugary work food-
To so many folks here this is THE cause to back! Oh ZZZs please get here soon! Thanks!

MB, I run a work marathon each Day, so prob could handle the activity- but am too paraniod of not trusting car traffic! I once rode to Concord from Nannys- only 22 miles- So I know these folks are SO sore! OOOoo I'll be over...

Ellis, Thanks for the nifty poem! I'm drained alright- it's truelly amazing what endurance the human body is capable of! I'm glad I didn't have to drive past that point road- what a tie-up with no parking was going on-

Talon, I think it's the best! Every year so far I've mentioned the PMC on ESR. We are really waiting for the Labor Day week-end to see a real slow-down n ease the tie-ups on these small roads-
At work it's seemed like an endless summer! At home, too fast-

At 5:07 PM, Blogger Blue Bunny said...

deeriest my snaggil, i just popping in qwik for this kommint.
i or my jannie wil be bak latter to talk to yoo mor.

and i do beleeve in mirikels too!


wit loves.



At 3:13 AM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

BB, thanks for hopping by! I'll be over for a visit soon-

At 10:51 AM, Blogger Jannie Funster said...

Wow, I clicked the link -- over 5000 cyclists and 3000 volunteers? Amazing!!

Any good charity is a good ones, I says. The love keeps goin' 'round.


At 11:06 PM, Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...

JanF, It's a big 2do alright, n jams up the whole area. I wonder if they're recovered yet- I doubt it- That's really how to get sore!
This is funding for cure discovery research, how we got todays treatments.


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