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Thank You Thomas Beasley!

Cross-country cycler spins wheels for MS

"Thomas Beasley wanted his life to matter, so he got on his bicycle.

He set out to raise $100,000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. In 15 years, he's raised $103,000, criss-crossing the country with a Cannondale mountain bike, spandex, Gatorade and the kindness of strangers.

The quest began in 1991, a year after his best friend and mentor, John Toodle, died of multiple sclerosis. At the time, the 6-foot, 22-year-old Beasley weighed about 150 pounds and was training for the Tour de France, riding 100 miles a day.

The friends planned to do the Tour de France together. It would have cost $100,000 for both.

"My grandma always said to make my life count for something," he said."

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    mdmhvonpa said...

    Wow ... 103K ... that's a chunk of change! Hat's off to him!

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    Anonymous said...

    Hi, I am a fiend of Thomas's and have moved to Germany would like to contack him and se if he want toride in Germany. If you have anyway ofcontacting him that would help. My name is Suzanne and my email is Thanks

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