Route 66 Ride for the Relay – Day 12

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Route 66 Ride for the Relay – Day 12

Everyone was up early packing their bikes and mingling in the guest room of the Hampton Inn – it was a sea of green shirts – the official color of the ride this year and the team shirt for the end of the ride. Many pictures would be taken today of this group of folks dressed in kelly green!

Route 66 Ride for the Relay – Day 11

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Tuesday September 16, 2014
From Barstow to San Bernadino, California

We stayed in Barstow Monday night with the ordeal of crossing the vast Mohave Desert behind us. (It actually wasn’t so bad for Jen and myself because we had the luxury of being inside an air conditioned car, but the riders really suffered). They told us there had been hotter days in previous rides Read more…

Loss and Gratitude on the Road of Life

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Loss and Gratitude on the Road of Life

Sunday September 14, 2014 – Day 9
From Winslow to Kingman, Arizona
Monday September 15, 2014 – Day 10
From Kingman, Arizona to Barstow, California
I’m writing from Barstow, after an amazing last supper hosted by the Mexican restaurant at the Quality Inn where we’re spending the night. It was 106 degrees today as we crossed The Mohave Desert, and Jen and I were blessed to be in an air conditioned car. Read more…

Route 66 Ride for the Relay – Day 8

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Route 66 Ride for the Relay – Day 8

Saturday September 13, 2014
Acoma, New Mexico to Winslow, Arizona

What an action-packed day of beauty at every turn! I told Jen this was one of those times I could have been snapping pictures non-stop all day. We started out at the Sky City Casino, run by native Americans – a dry facility – something I had never encountered before. The weather was cool, but we could tell from the forecast it was going to be in the 90′s in the afternoon so we dressed accordingly. Read more …

Route 66 Ride for the Relay – Day Seven

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Route 66 Ride for the Relay – Day Seven

Friday September 12, 2014 Ride from Santa Rosa, New Mexico to Acoma, New Mexico This day started in pitch blackness when I was awakened by the sound of howling wind outside the window. I looked at the clock and it said 6:00 so I knew I was NOT going back to sleep. And I was Read more…

Route 66 Ride for the Relay – Day Six

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Route 66 Ride for the Relay – Day Six

From Amarillo, Texas to Santa Rosa, New Mexico

Today was another action packed day for this merry band of travelers on the great Mother Road! We started our day with a somber tribute to those who were victims of the horrible events on 9/11/2001 – with a moment of silence, tributes, and dedications. Read more …

Route 66 Ride for the Relay – Day Four

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Route 66 Ride for the Relay – Day Four

Tuesday September 9, 2014
I dedicated today’s journey from Joplin, Missouri to Oklahoma City to our dear friend Claudia Ainsley who passed away yesterday. When we gather in the morning for our meeting, there are always dedications read by Norm who is a pastor. People give him their tributes to share with the group for those who have been taken by cancer or are currently challenged by it. This morning we all bowed our heads for a moment of silence in her honor. I am deeply touched by the heart of this group. Claudia is now my angel and will ride with me all the way to California. Fly in peace dear friend.