The Ride for Alzheimer's is On!
July 24, 2001, Mon.
Day 10, Tues. July 24. MT. Pleasant, MI to Birch Run, MI. 83.7 miles,
16.2 mph, 5h 10min 30sec.
Wake up 5:30, continental breakfast in hotel 6:00, load luggage 7:00. The
ride today was just supurb, I think the pictures below speak to most of my
adventures. It was a beautiful sunny day, with a slight tail wind most of
the day. The weather forecast was for mid 90's and HHH.
However, the end of the day news was very upsetting. See day 11 (July 24)
for an explanation.
Fresh cut field of hay
Another scenic farm
Seemingly endless soy beans, no matter how many times I see farm
houses, fields of corn and soy beans it is so calming and peaceful
Wildflowers along the road
Queen Ann's Lace
Such a pretty house, notice the hearts on the shutters
I stopped to talk to a lady who was out watering her petunias, Evelyn
Thompson in Brant, MI. I had a nice visit with her and her husband Conrad.
This is a field of sugar beets, a lot are grown up here in Michigan
This is an unofficial SAG just for water, ABB often does this on very
Barb Hall, Director of the Mid-Michigan Alzheimer's Chapter
(left to right) Barb Hall, Director of the Mid-Michigan Chapter;
Brenda Bridgett, Telephone Helpline Coordinator for the Detroit Area
Chapter; Ruth Smith, Office Coordinator for the East Central Michigan
Chapter; and me. These gracious ladies met me at the Comfort Inn in
Birch Run and presented me with a special Memory Walk shirt and
Alzheimer's pin. We spent about an hour talking about Alzheimer issues.
I was also met at the hotel by reporters for the 3 local TV networks:
ABC, CBS, & NBC. I was on the 5, 6, and 11 o'clock news and on the
TODAY SHOW Weds. AM.
This is a collage picture of various caregivers throughout the state
of Michigan, what a nice idea!
This is the bike that did it, the white Alzheimer's flag on the rear
received many complimentary comments
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