Doug Haslam

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Pan-Mass Challenge Training Update: First 50-Mile Ride

The weather has gotten better and the bike training has become more- well “intense” is not the word when you are having fun. And if I have not made it clear yet, I am having fun riding my bike, getting ready for the Pan-Mass Challenge, a two-day ride across Massachusetts to raise money for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute (please consider sponsoring me at

Over the Memorial Day weekend, I managed to put in 100 miles in training rides, two of them with five local friends. Monday, we took a ride that I stretched out to 50 miles, my first ride of that length this year (my PMC route will be 165 miles over two days). The video below shows a little bit of that ride- much of it a sunnier version of last week’s ride through the farm country of Dover, Massachusetts.

Pan-Mass Challenge Training: First 50-Miler from Doug Haslam on Vimeo.

Thanks to the generosity of many friends, we are 37% towards my $4,200 PMC fundraising goal. With your help, we can keep on track and raise the rest. Please sponsor me by donating any amount at

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4 Responses to Pan-Mass Challenge Training Update: First 50-Mile Ride

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    RT @DougH: Pan-Mass Challenge training update: First 50-miler: [link to post] (Nice ride)

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    The PMC Publicity Team is thoroughly amused and impressed by @dough ‘s training ride videos. Here is the latest: [link to post]

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  3. Larry says:

    Nice! Keep riding, the miles to PMC are the build up to an awesome weekend! BTW – what technology did you use to capture the video.

    Closer by the mile!

  4. Doug Haslam says:

    Larry– I use a flip cam mounted on the handlebars with a crazy tripod I got at Target. Pretty simple, actually. I’m considering getting a Flip HD, but the regular Flip ultra is doing me fine for now.

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