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RAGBRAI 2018 – DAY 4, POST 1

i Jul 25th 1 Comment by

(and peace in whatever “park” she can find)

I Ride For:  Summer

I found it!  A park. In the shade. No People.  I can see the bikes whizzing buy 200 yards away, but no one is pulling in.  For a few moments it is mostly quiet, and cool, and no one is jockeying for position.

Peace for just a few moments.

I’m sure Summer is looking for a “park” like this one, but in a much more serious battle. (And less likely to get a reprieve any time soon.)  Summer just found out that she has ovarian cancer. The Doctors, nurses, advisors, and insurance providers are everywhere.  She has young kids – so she never really had any peace to begin with. Ha!  Not much peace for Summer right now.

In a few minutes I will ride back out of this park. I will get back into the constant wave of bicycles headed for the next town or the next beer tent.  And as I start feeling pressed-in from all sides, I’ll think of Summer’s fight and this park. And I’ll hope she can find her peace for a few minutes here and there.


The Road Rider


  1. Kari
    July 26, 2018 at 11:02 am

    But did you find. Pontoon? 🙂


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