Monthly Archives: June 2015

Profile Response – Martin Lucaj, Owner of Fino’s Restaurant, Monroe, MI

  “America, America, even now; everyone wants to come here. That never changes.’ Martin Lucaj came to the United States 1969 from Yugoslavia. He spent most of his life as a truck driver. “I’ve been to every state, except Alaska … Continue reading

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Trip Log – Day 51 –Mandan, ND to Dickinson, ND

June 25, 2015 – Sun and rain, 80 degrees Miles Today: 97 Miles to Date: 3,145 States to Date: 14 Today’s the day! I am now on officially on my longest bike trip to date. In 2011 I cycled 3,050 … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Gordon Hille, Elmore, Ohio

Gordon Hille’s Germanic roots run close to the surface. His northern European heritage directs his cultural, political, and religious compass, and provide the benchmark from which he considers the United States. Although Gordon as lived in the United States his … Continue reading

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Trip Log – Day 50 –McClusky, ND to Mandan, ND

June 24, 2015 – Overcast, 75 degrees Miles Today: 74 Miles to Date: 3,048 States to Date: 14 Passing storms through the night left a calm quiet morning. I pedaled west, and then south to Bismarck with great ease. The … Continue reading

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Profile Response – Cathy and Don Mayles, Norwalk OH

  Cathy and Don Mayles are my housemate Paul’s sister-in-law Jean’s cousins. Hardly close relations, yet both Paul and Jean encouraged me to contact Cathy and Don, who welcomed me like family for a Saturday night in Norwalk, OH. Don … Continue reading

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Trip Log – Day 49 – Carrington, ND to McClusky, ND

June 23, 2015 – Blue skies, 80 degrees Miles Today: 67 Miles to Date: 2,974 States to Date: 14 North Dakota is a big land but a small world. I met the same woman in two cafes a day apart. … Continue reading

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Profile Response – Mike Sartor, Subway Manager, Wellington, OH

People often ask me, “What’s your favorite response to my question?” To date, I recall this man, who shared a response from deep in his heart. I spent a few hours at the Subway in Wellington, OH, enjoying a Meal … Continue reading

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