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Feature Article by Frosty Wooldridge
In his epic book, The Call of the Wild, Jack London said, "There's a patience in the wild: dogged, tireless, persistent—like life itself." You might like the movie portraying the book with Harrison Ford as the grizzled old man who befriends the dog, Buck.
A couple of years ago, I led a group of 60 to 70-year old's across America on a coast to coast of the Northern Tier. On the Pacific Ocean of Astoria, Oregon to the Atlantic Ocean of Bar Harbor, Maine. It stretched across 13 states and 4,200 miles of rugged mountains, the vastness of the northern Great Plains, the beauty of the five Great Lakes, and the serendipity of the Catskill Mountain chain. To take such a bicycle journey at our advanced ages, took guts, gumption and true grit. (Some pain relievers, too)
Two of the guys on this journey proved themselves "day riders" for all their lives. But, at over 70, they enjoyed retirement with time to spare. All of us sported gray hair, or no hair
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