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89 MILES TO GO!

Sunday, August 31, 2008


WELL HERE WE ARE! THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF A CHALLENGE ON OUR NEW TEAM. I AM RIDING MY STATIONARY BIKE 107 MI. TO CHICAGO O'HARE AIRPORT. I RODE 18 MI TODAY. THAT TOOK ME FROM MY SMALL HOMETOWN OF ROSCOE ,IL. IF ANY OF YOU FOLLOW RACE CAR DRIVING, THAT IS THE HOMETOWN OF DANICA PATRICK. MY DAUGHTER WENT TO SCHOOL WITH HER AND MY HUSBAND KNOWS HER FAMILY.

NOW BY RIDING 18 MI ,THAT TOOK ME THRU TO PROBABLY THE SOUTH SIDE OF ROCKFORD ,IL. ROCKFORD HAS AN AWESOME FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND CALLED 'ON THE WATERFRONT'. THEY ALSO HAVE SOME REALLY GOOD FIREWORKS. I HAVEN'T BEEN TO IT IN YEARS, BUT THAT IS BECAUSE I DON'T WALK GOOD ENOUGH. THERE ARE A LOT OF FOOD ,VENDORS AND MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC...

THE PICTURE I CHOOSE FOR MY BLOG IS OF THE ROCK RIVER AT NIGHT TIME LOOKING AT THE JEFFERSON ST BRIDGE. IT IS PRETTY AT NIGHT.

ROCKFORD IS ALSO THE HOME OF THE FAMOUS ROCKFORD PEACHES WOMENS BASEBALL TEAM. THEY WERE FORMED DURING WWII , TO TAKE UP THE SLACK BROUGHT ON BY THE MEN GOING TO WAR. THEY MADE A MOVIE OF IT ,WITH MADONNA, ROSIE O'DONNELL, TOM HANKS AND GINA DAVIS, CALLED ' A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN'. THAT WAS A GREAT MOVIE.

WELL THAT WAS MY ADVENTURE FOR TODAY, I'LL HAVE TO LOOK AT A MAP TO SEE WHERE I WILL END UP TOMORROW AND WHAT I CAN TELL YOU ABOUT IT. ARE YOU ON YOUR WAY MAURI ???

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  • DIANEV5
    What a beautiful picture I loved that movie too have seen it several times emoticon I look forward to your next blog
    4558 days ago
  • MARTHA-ANN
    emoticon Carol,
    I feel as though I am on the ride with you. It is so interesting. emoticon
    4560 days ago
  • LINDIEMAE
    Deuce I love that movie lol and I love cities at night, so I enjoyed your narative and your picture, so show us more, I've never been to chicago so I am looking forward to going virtually withyou.... oh by the way....

    Quit spitting out cherry pits, they are flying back here and getting caught in my hair !!!!! LOL could be worse could be bugs huh hehehehe
    4560 days ago
  • JMCAMJ1
    that is a great picture, you should submit it to wrex or something

    i love that idea, riding to chicago. did you like map quest it and put dots for each day. such a neat idea, i'll have to come up with something.

    good luck to you

    jenn

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    4561 days ago
  • MARLA7
    Deuce.... I wanna go be on the Oprah show with you too! Especially the one where she gives out all the gifts. Can you even imagine????? Oh, what fun that would be. Nice job of showing us where you're biking to. Love ya, Marla
    4561 days ago
  • KSNICKER
    Deuce - Too cool... My company headquarters is located in Chicago... Maybe you've heard of it? Quaker Oats...Which is now owned by Pepsico... lol
    Oh and my DH was born in Chicago... Nice big town that lights up in the evening... Oh and I liked that movie you mentioned... Good One...

    Great job on the 18 miles...

    ((hugs))

    Kathy
    4561 days ago
  • POLLY20
    Deuce, I love that movie.. One of my all time favorites.. I love your area, so wonderful & the City lights are the best.. We are part of Springfield, Massachusetts Home of the Men's Basketball.. Peachbasket Basket ball..
    look at what we have in common.. Loved walking through your neck of Town.. Love Ya Always Polly
    4561 days ago
  • GRAMMY2FIVE
    Nice view of the city skyline and the journey was interesting to follow. Loved the movie League of their own but thought it was purely fictional.
    Another 'venture tomorrow I hope.
    4561 days ago
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    4561 days ago
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