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Oso High Mountain Bike Racer Profiles

 

Michelle Barone, Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

I'm racing in the OsoHigh Mountain Bike race on behalf of a Palm Beach County Deputy Sheriff and Marine who is battling ALS.  Ride hard!!!!

Please help fight ALS by making a donation now.  Click here to donate to the ALS Association. 

Thanks,

Michelle

 

 

Daniel Porto, Albuquerque New Mexico

As a member of team SLP I want to help make this a great fund raiser.

To donate to the ALS Association, please click here.

 

Jordan, Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

A year and a half ago, my mother was taken away as a result of ALS. I dont want to see any other families go through what we have gone through, and anything we can do to help will go a long way. I am racing in the Oso High Mtn Bike race so please support me in helping raise money for ALS research to put an end to this disease.

To donate to the ALS Association, please click here.

Thanks, Jordan

 

Steve Hield, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

I'm not a racer, but I love to ride. I'm entering this race not just to prove that a 50 year old can ride a bike keeping the rubber side down, but more to raise money and awareness for ALSA, because my dear old friend Doug Schneebeck was diagnosed with ALS. We are selfishly hoping some really smart cone-heads will use the money raised by the Osohigh race to figure out the cure.

To donate to the ALS Association, click here.

Thanks, Steve

 


Damian Calvert, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

 

 

 

 

 

     So why the heck would anyone want to miss out on the Crested Butte MSC mountain bike race with some of the best singletrack in the world? Because that same weekend you can get OSO HIGH with Schneebs in Angel Fire and probably laugh your arse off once or twice that weekend in Angel Fire. Plus the word on the trail is that the downhill section will be uber cool and something to remember….and ALS research is dependent mostly on grassroots fund raising.

 All joking aside – as athlete’s we’ve almost all contemplated our athletic mortality; on a training ride, before or after a near crash or while reflecting on how bad that crash ‘could have been’. We’ve all been lucky many times and in reality we cannot fully comprehend what our lives would be like if we had a disabling disease or accident. Schneebs is showing us how to handle that exact reality with grace, courage, and a kick ass sense of humor.

 We met through a mutual friend and we invited him to come out and do some trailwork with our team so we could run him through the gauntlet. Then he put the smack down on the post trailwork ride and left us gasping for breath! Who is this guy? Da-Damn he really threw it down on us and then left to go to his daughters soccer game – did that really just happen, because if so we need to harden up!

After he joined our team we got to know him more and more and he rose to the top, mainly because he’s fast as hell and funnier than the best jokes I know. Drinking beers with Schneebs and Jean is a highlight of any week and we look forward to being 4 fools with you as much as possible!

 Fast forward a year and half to last summer at the MSC race in Angel Fire – The Chile Challenge. Doug and Jean hosted a team party the night before the race and my family crashed their cabin. Good thing because Schneebs had always talked about this imported African Cheetah blood. The next day Schneebs and I both ascended to the top step of the podium in our divisions…a first for us both at that race and a very memorable day. (See attached photos). If that was the pinnacle of both our racing careers then I think we’ll both be happy with the elevation of that ‘peak’. The Cheetah Blood thing continues to be just a joke, AS IF. But he did rock his Guitar boy T-Shirt at the party and then on the podium. Good times.

 One month later after celebrating his 50th bday with his very fun family at the Bavarian he dropped the MFCS ALS bomb on us.

 What? Are you fricking kidding? Naaah that can’t be!  Wow, unbelievable.

 And to see the anger and sadness in Jean’s eyes was enough to make you cry. Doug kept his usual demeanor though and I never saw him looking at his shoelaces. Doug’s always been a great guy, but how he’s handling this has really defined courage and strength of character. Our team created a new award for our him at the end of year award/holiday party – The Inspiration Award. Schneeb’s attitude shaped it, trouble is he napped through the party! Priorities. Now the trouble is we don’t know if anyone will ever reach the high mark he’s set for that award…oh well we might have to rename it.

 ALS is a disease I didn’t know a lick about…but I’m seeing it’s a really MF’r and CS’r…I use that saying out of respect for Jean who coined the phrase. We’re all so sorry to see ‘the other foot hitting the ground’ like this for Schneebs and his family but to follow his lead we’ll keep our chins up and do what we can to make every day as good as it can be. I’ll be racing to win for Schneebs…and racing to enjoy every day and get a good laugh or two along the way! I hope you’re inspired by this guy and how he’s not taking it in the shorts without a good UFC level throwdown first. See you OSO HIGH in Angel Fire.

To donate to ALSA, click here!

Cheers,

D-Rock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tim Gallegos, Albuquerque, New Mexico

I am an avid and competitive cyclist in New Mexico with a particular affinity for mountain biking. I have met so many wonderful people through the sport of mountain biking, two of which being Doug Schneebeck and Jean Bannon, his wife. When I heard that they were putting on this race to raise awareness and money for ALS, I immediately jumped at the chance to be a part of it. What better way to spend a day than mountain biking in a beautiful setting while supporting an important cause, and two wonderful people like Doug and Jean? Doug is truly an inspiration and I am honored to take part in this event!

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Michael Wagener, Taos, New Mexico

Just love to ride my bike, and help out good causes anyway I can!

To donate to ALSA, click here.

Thanks!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out and sign my guest book! Thanks, Michael



Vernon Abeyta, Albuquerque, New Mexico

I've been mountain biking in beautiful New Mexico for about 15 years now. Over the last few years I have become increasingly interested in racing as well. I enjoy all the camaraderie along with meeting new friends like Doug and his wife Jean, who I met in Angel Fire last year. They are really wonderful people and I am truly honored to be a part of such an important cause as this.
Thanks!

Click here to sponsor me with a donation to ALSA.