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Profile Response: Fred Thurston Rapid City, SD

Sherry and Fred Thurston met fifteen years ago through an eBay ad for a unique fountain pen that Fred purchased from Sherry. The pen led to a correspondence, and eventual meeting. Sherry, who is from Western New York, and Fred, … Continue reading

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Profile Response – Connie and Frank Mignone Medina, MN

I knew Connie and Frank Mignone were Catholic the moment I turned up their driveway: all four cars have ‘Catholic’ bumper stickers applied to their rear windshields. We share common ground in that department, as I was raised Catholic and … Continue reading

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Trip Log – Day 71 – Denver, CO

July 15, 2015 – Sunny, 80 degrees Miles Today: 0 Miles to Date: 4,013 States to Date: 18 Let’s all get along on the road. In the four years since my last cycle tour, people have become much more considerate … Continue reading

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Trip Log – Day 24 – Poland, OH to Akron, OH

Miles Today: 60 Miles to Date: 1,403 May 29, 2015 – Sun, 85 degrees   Cyclists love Ohio and Ohioans love cyclists. The state has the most extensive system of rail-to-bike trails in the country, and people view us as … Continue reading

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Trip Log – Day 11 – Manchester, VT to Slingerlands, NY

Miles Today: 72 Miles to Date: 694 May 17, 2015 – Cloudy, 60 degrees   Nature is breaking me into her fury in a most gentle way. After encountering no rain for ten days, this morning’s forecast called for a … Continue reading

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Trip Log – Day 8 – Conway, NH to Dorchester, NH

Miles Today: 69 Miles to Date: 503 May 13, 2015 – Partly cloudy, 65 degrees   Nature’s first green is gold Her hardest hue to hold. Alas, Robert Frost’s words proved true overnight. The budding trees that stood along the … Continue reading

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Trip Log – Day 4 –Union, ME to Belfast, ME

Miles Today: 30 Miles to Date: 272 May 9, 2015 – Cloudy, 55 degrees   I opened my eyes and greeted the domed skylight in the center of the yurt’s roof above me. Dozens of rafters splayed out of create … Continue reading

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Trip Log – Day 3 – Portland, ME to Union, ME

Miles Today: 88 Miles to Date: 242 May 8, 2015 – Sunny, windy, 55 degrees   The reality of this trip hit me hard in the face today, in the form of a 30-mile head wind. I started the day … Continue reading

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Trip Log – Day 2 – Seabrook, NH to Portland, ME

Miles Today: 89 Miles to Date: 154 May 7, 2015   I rolled north with the spring, a notoriously swift and fickle season in New England. The morning was crisp, the breeze on Rye Beach chilly.       In … Continue reading

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Trip Log T-1: Acknowledgements

I want to thank everyone who has tried to fatten me up. Larry gave an amazing send-off dinner with four courses that culminated in me staring at the biggest piece of tres leche cake I’ve ever seen, until I ate … Continue reading

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