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Hello Everyone! It is my privilege to choose our March Group! First, though, I must extend hearty anniversary wishes to Navy for! Yesterday I consulted with my "posse" who write letters and add to the boxes every month. They are ages 2 through 11. We looked at maps and anysailor. We are going to Kuwait this mont

I know that I have big shoes to fill considering my excellent predecessors but I pray you will all join me in showering these brave sailors with some N4M love! Pat

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Hello All! I have checked with two of the bike enthusiasts that I know... they ride to and from work and school every day. Even in the rain just not in the snow! Anyway... they do think it is best to send the bike in parts so it is smaller. They also offered a couple of bike donations...
My next step after work is to check with the local bike shops about shipping suggestions.
Mountain bikes (with 'fat' tires) are heavier than street bikes. But that is what our guys and gals will need. The base in Kuwait has gravel paths and that can chew a street bike tire up. What do you think??? Let's be sure to send bike repair, tire repair kits and inner tubes for replacements...
Susan, Donations sound wonderful but see my previous post about the info from the post office. Can they possibly be broken down to 34 inches??
It will be difficult for any bike frame to get to that size... I will be contacting the local bike shops for some suggestions... My son has a couple of friends that work there so I am sure they will help us! One has a brother in the air force and one in the marine corps... will let you know what I find out this afternoon.
Man Momma's you are all wonderful getting info on the bike so quickly. This is going to be a blast ---- I have NEVER sent a bike before ----weeeeeeee how exciting will that be.

heres something to remember ------- we try to spend about 300.00 max on each group so that we can do a bunch of sailors. So this endevour needs to stay at this price for shipping and the bikes.

Hugs and Hugs
Sponge you rock -------- do you sponge them along with the box ?

Colorado Moms ------- you ALWAYS amaze me ALWAYS !!
Miss Molly is there a way for us to donate extra $$$ to you so maybe we could get one or two more bikes?
Chris, that's what was thinking also......
Hi Pat, thanks for taking on March's adopt a sailor group.
Update on bikes. Tonight I went to WalMart and found a really nice 26" Mountain bike for $69.00. The box measured 23x10x46. Think I need to go to the post office and talk to them in person. Our post office here is a huge regional so maybe they would stretch the requirement a little???????? What's the worst thing they could do but say no!
when I went to mail (apo) a very large package last month, the local post office was willing to send pretty much any size. It is the apo mail place that will acept or reject it.
great research Pat! You ladies will figure it out for sure. Thanks for doing this.
We certainly can do a donation for more bikes /shipping ---remember it is not like we dont have the money. We just allocate it for each group.
WallMart bike is very cheep ------- let me dig around and see what I can find from a UPS friend also.

(my post office says they will ship any size, just will the apo accept the size was the main question)


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