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Transplant Athlete
Saturday, May 19, 2007
  PACTour Brevet Week Travel

Gas in Virginia was just over $3 per gallon. Illinois is $3.45 on the highway. Ouch. On the plus side, my Cavalier was getting around 36 mpg. I bet it would be better if I kept it closer to the speed limit.

Once again, I like driving at night, it's cooler, there's less traffic, and the world takes on a surreal glow. My favorite observation was the sound my tires made as they galloped over the cracks in the pavement.

I'm rooming with Cary Way, an old friend from my first Transcontinental ride back in 2001. I went for a short 32 mile ride when I got here with Tim Dodge, the wind was brutal, and we traded pulls on the way back. Our destination was an Ice cream shoppe in Sharon, WI, where we met up with Clair Zecher from MD and Sheila Ruse who I think is from the UK, but the rider roster says Bermuda.

This is going to be GREAT! (Imagine Flounder from Animal House saying that, although he might have said it in the Twisted Sister video, I can't remember.)

 

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I've gone through kidney failure twice. The first time in 2000, my mother donated a kidney; and again in 2008, I'm on dialysis waiting for a breakthrough in immuno-suppression medicines before seeking a new kidney.

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