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September 08, 2005


NEW RECORD IS OUT!!-NORTH HANGOOK FALLING!!

NOTE:Can you go to your local record store and see if they are carrying my record. If not, can you send me an email and let me know the name of the record store. Thanks very much.

10:39 AM
I'm leaving in twenty minutes. The van/trailer left with 6 people in tow towards Seattle for the start of the bike ride. Every inch of space was packed with bikes, wheels, food, tools, pillows, sleeping bags, tents, lanterns, stoves, cups, blah, blah, blah, making for an insane eye sore.

Wish me luck. It starts today!!
Peace,
Mike Park

PS-I just got this letter from a friend who has worked with plea for peace in the past. She is living in Houston and volunteering with relief efforts there. Here is the letter, if anyone can help out, please get in touch with her.


Hey Mike
Just thought I would write you a quick a letter to see how you were doing
and tell you about my day yesterday.
I woke about 8 a.m. and headed over to the Astrodome/Reliant Center and
volunteered all day in the eating and clothing area and while I can say
these people have plenty to eat, they have nothing to wear.
My job in clothing was to ask girls what they needed and find it for them in
huge boxes, only it was very rare that I could find them something -- I'm
not saying there are not clothes -- there are a lot but things that I have
always taken for granted, i.e. jeans and t-shirts are almost no where to be
found. All day girls would ask me for jeans and I had to tell them no, plus
if any one was bigger than a size 10 they were out of luck ... It was really
disheartening and I know people are donating it just seems like it takes too
long to get there. So i was wondering if you could put something on your Web
site and if kids who maybe can't send money could mail an old pair of jeans
or khaki capris or old t-shirts than i could maybe find the means to give
them out to the people who need them. This isn't just limited to girls --
boys too. If everyone could mail like a pair of jeans and a t-shirt that
would be awesome.
I know you are on tour and busy, but if you find the time that would be
awesome.

My mailing address is
Dusti Rhodes
19003 Caddy Cir
Humble, TX 77346
dustidrhodes@hotmail.com

BIKE TOUR DONATIONS to DATE:
Anonymous-$50
Vien To-$12
Misa and Kaoru-$15
Brian Quirk-$15
Ellen-$5
Kris Racer-$23.45
Christina Giordano-$3
Dustin Dumas-$40
Scott Butterworth-$14
Jessica Burnham-$15
Ken Lee-$33
Kevin Koegel-$30
Brian Abolins-$25
Mark Veon-$15
Michael Cavaleri-$10
Rey Hernandez-$20
Dan Richter-$50
Dan Shannon-$5
Gary Yee-$10
John Anderson-$20
Seth Odell-$10
Sung Kim-$40
Britt Osbourn-$10
Black Sunday-$10
Andrew Paciocco-$10
Kyle Trittipo and Anuja Vichare $25
Matthew Chantler-30 BRITISH POUNDS
Dan Droller-$100
Diana Mendoza-$200
Evan O'Neil-$7
Steve Hahnlein-$17
Adam Bubash-$30
David Loyd-$25
Anonymous-$100
Julien Lestoclet-$15
Brett Bussard-$50
Mitsuhiro Sabu-$100
Eugene Ahn-$100
Drew Bienemann-$100
Andrew Wong-$25
Matt Skiba-$100
Karim Jetha-$5
Kanallakan Priscilla-$5
Murphy Fennel-$4
David Pereira-$132
Rob Meckstroth-$15
Mitsunori Sabu-$20
Michael Sosin-$10
Michael Daphin-$7
Kristi Reese-$20
Saddle Creek Records-$250
Thick Records-$250
Kung Fu Records-$150
Soundtek Studios-$250
Thomas Skiba-$500
Chulie Park-$150
Fly PR-$25
Marc Howlett-$200
Bob Walsh-$120
Julie and George Kent-$50
Sue Farwell-$100
Margaret Brenner-$25
Kwai Kong-$500
Audrey and Tom Gerraty-$200
James LaVigna-$100
Jeff Hsue-$100
Joseph Jerkens-$15
Jenny Choi-$200
Paul Weinacht-$50
Rachel Munyon-$35
Paul Jemison-$500
Elinor Towler-$5
Rhona Flanagan-$15
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!