When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking. - Arthur Conan Doyle

June11, 2005

We have returned from the BRAN ride 25. Yes, it was a ride to remember I think if it was there this year we rode in it!! We had to finish early several days because of weather. We had one total day that you could call pretty good! You know we trained in all kinds of weather this year, I guess it has been unpredictable. We had a good time and ran into alot of old friends some that we have made along the way! Iam sure they were some I had met on my first ride, and not in the bathroom Sheryl!!Kurt and the boys had a great time they did some carp shooting with there bows at several different lakes! They got to see the tornados come down out of the sky at Arnold!While Mark was coming to our rescue as he had many a times on this ride! Thank You Mark! The country was so beautiful this year everything was very green and lush with the rain they had been getting. I would say it is one of my most favorite places to get to ride, with courthouse and jailhouse rock! The boys and Kurt climbed to the top of courthouse rock and let me tell you things looked mighty small from the pics they took! Then when we were in Arnold we traveled north of town and looked at the most beautiful look out over the town called devils den! We enjoyed our trip again this year and we had fun even though it stormed us out!! We met our ol friend Roger Paine AKA Jugs, He remembered us from last year we picked on him about his huge snow cone and that he would have his tent zipper going all night and we didn't want to camp by him! We have had a million laughs over the last couple years! I know that if laughing makes you live longer Sheryl and I will live to be old Grandmas!!Ha!! A fun time was had by all and we are ready for next year, maybe through Cambridge?!!

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