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    Hosted a touring cyclist last night

    I met Mark outside the Bicycle Shop yesterday. He had a sweet, brand-new looking Waterford (which I later found out has over 30,000 miles on it and was just repainted) and was loaded with Ortlieb bags. He's 56 and starting a trip from Prudhoe Bay to Tierra del Fuego. He's a pretty cool dude and very inspiring. He did Prudhoe Bay to Key West a couple years ago.

    I took him to the house and let him drop his bags off and then I took him around Anchorage and showed him the city. We went down to the market and ran into Pat Irwin. I actually had never met him in person so that was cool.

    Anyway, it was great having Mark over and being able to give him a place to crash and get a warm shower. Hopefully karma will pay off when I'm out on the road one day.

    Here's his website that he'll be trying to update regularly:
    http://weslock.home.att.net

    http://www.mlive.com/saginawnews/new...es_for_th.html
    http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/a...2/-1/contactus
    http://www.waterfordbikes.com/site/g...?rg=Y&rgid=144

    Drop him a line in his guest book if you wish!

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    thats what I'm talking about!

    Awesome - thanks for sharing the story!
    "I get a buzz from being cold and wet ~ the pleasure seems to balance out the pain" - Blue, Red and Grey The Who By Numbers

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