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Biking and stuff

2002-03-28 16:57:43+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

I was poking around Diane's site. Somehow I'd gotten the impression that she was new to the whole weblogging thing, but there's lots there. She mentioned her participation in the Bikecentennial. That sounds like a lot of fun, but I'd forgotten about the whole 1776 kitsch thing, all the bad puns ("Celebrating the Bison tonail"), rushing out to see that sad steam engine being pushed around by a couple of diesels called the Freedom Train.

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#Comment made: 2002-03-28 18:42:09+00 by: Diane Reese

You've prodded me into writing something about my memories of that experience; I shall do so in the next few days. Interesting aside: midway down the article you'll find a black and white photograph of a group of cyclists: this is MY GROUP, my little pack of people with whom I shared one of the most memorable experiences of my life. (Nellie and Mary left to hitchhike the rest of the way in Colorado, and Mike Mississippi left in Idaho after being hospitalized. 7 of us made it all the way.) Unfortunately, the photo was taken at the trailhead in Virginia just before Dave and I showed up from Baltimore on our bikes, so we aren't in the photo. But it's kinda cool that of all the groups that rode that year, TAEK531 (Trans-America, East-to-west, Kamping, departing 5/31/1976) is the one featured in the history article.