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Chapter 7–The Adventure is over and life is better.

This was a great adventure.  We laughed, we cried a little, we ached, we succeeded, we saw each other overcome physical and mental odds, we killed a black fly.  (Yeah, that fly was really bugging us in camp for a … Continue reading

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CHAPTER 6—GUY HUGS

It’s funny how when you really care about someone and who they are and what you’ve accomplished together, hugs are a good way of expressing that care. When we reached the summit of Gannett, Jim was the first to come … Continue reading

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Chapter 5–Climbing Support

Any successful summit attempt is only reached with adequate preparation and a lot of support and encouragement.  We had something a little special on this trip.  My friends, the Cases, gave me a medal of the Lady of Majorica to … Continue reading

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Chapter 4–Fathers can be Cool

Today was our last day together.  Rob and I were walking to meet Barb and Jim for breakfast.  I gave Rob some money for the trip back and some extra to take Jim and his girlfriend and Jenny to dinner.  … Continue reading

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Chapter 3–Fairness

Jim and I were waiting for Rob one day and were engaged in conversation about him.  Jim said “There’s something about Rob that I really admire.  He is totally fair and honest with anyone he deals with.  No matter who … Continue reading

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The Leader’s Decision

Chapter 2 As you recall from yesterday’s report, we were traveling in Rob’s van and enjoying all the comforts it had to offer–RIGHT.  We finally made it to our base camp and were preparing to climb. Gannett Mountain is 13,809 … Continue reading

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Climbing the Mountain of Emotion

The following story will be much different than most of my biking stories.  This story took place in the summer of 1994 when my son Rob and I were attempting to climb some big mountains in the western United States.  … Continue reading

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Bike Ride in Sweden–Day 5–Floda Kyrka

Today our shorter ride of 26 miles will take us through tranquil and remote parts of Sodermanland.  We will be headed for Floda Kyrka, where there is a sacred gothic building with magnificent liturgical fresco dating back to the 15th … Continue reading

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Bike Ride in Sweden–Bike and Train to Katrineholm

As we leave the town of Sodertalje, we are greeted with a ride in the beautiful country side of Sweden.  In our brochure it is stated as “the land of the Southern men.  This title was given because the scenic … Continue reading

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Bike Ride in Sweden–Day 2 and 3–Castles and Churches

On our ride today we get the opportunity to visit Drottningholm Castle, the principal residence of the Swedish royal family.  Here are a few pictures of that beautiful palace. The palace has a beautiful lake view.  The inside is adorned … Continue reading

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