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Mark’s Christmas Letter 2020

Dear family member / friend At my regular optician’s appointment in December of last year the optician made the pronouncement; my eyes had degenerated off the seeing end of the spectrum and I needed cataract surgery, i.e. I was officially ‘Old’. At the consultation at the Whitewater Eye Cenner the surgeon explained the cataract procedure…

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Aug 7 – 25 + Jack

I packed my bike on the carrier and drove up to Jack Werle’s place on Strader Rd for 5:30pm. We weren’t sure which way we were going to go, but Jack suggested “Eldorado” (pronounced “EldorAYdo”) and since I knew of the New Paris-Eldorado road I thought this was a good idea. Route We found Inke…

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July 6 – 34, solo

Solo ride on my birthday leaving at 8am ish. Lovely weather, breezy but not too hot. Route This is a favourite route of mine with a twist. SSW to Abington and then down the valley to Brownsville (14 miles). Up the side of the valley and then over across on W Byrd Rd, down a…

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July 3 – 44 + Jack

So, this was the route I’d hoped we would use on Sat June 20th. Jack had the Friday off (in lieu of Independence Day) & we set off at about 20 past 8. The weather was nice; not too hot, such wind as there was from the north. Route West on McConaha, the usual stop…

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June 16 – 38

With Kevin Miles and Pat Williams. Met at Kohl’s Car park at 8am! Route Out south via West Florence, return via Woolverton. Statistics Temperature 19 C Humidity Wind 3 mph ENE Weather

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June 11 – 42

Fast ride with Jack Wirle whom I met at the Tingler Rd Trailhead on the Greenway trail. Dashed up to Jacksonburg Rd then South doglegging along Clyde Oler, Dingle & then Smokey Row to Webster & then usual route home via King. North West wind behind us on the return journey made it really fast…

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May 9 – 44

Weather Parky (50F) Wind from N.W 11mph, gusting to 19mph. Route Took Greenway trail as far as Jacksonburg Rd trailhead (about 1:20). Stopped for an energy bar. South 6 miles down J’burg road to Swoveland Rd (HarvestLand Co-Op was where I took the photos), then 2 miles East to Sugar Grove. Right turn here and…

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April 27 – 25

Route Head out over G St bridge then south along old 27 (Liberty Ave) past Sanitary District and up hill past Steve Heiny’s. Then along 27 and left to Esteb Rd then sharp left to Beeson. Drop off Artos bread at McLarnan’s post box. Back down Beeson, taking a look at Elkhorn Cemetery then south…