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    Memorial Ride

    As is closes in on the first anniversary of the murder of my ex-husband/best-friend/father-of-my-daughter, Peter Marvit, I thought it would be good for me to do a low-key memorial ride. So, I...
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    I totally understand the struggles of getting on...

    I totally understand the struggles of getting on the bike with depression. I have struggled with major depression, severe and chronic, for over ten years. A year ago I lost my father too and then...
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    I was glad we rode Crankin. My ride ended up to...

    I was glad we rode Crankin. My ride ended up to be about 33 miles. It was a good effort. It helps me a lot to ride with friends. I am now in Baltimore visiting my daughter and going to a memorial...
  4. I am really glad that you and your DH are fine,...

    I am really glad that you and your DH are fine, Oakleaf. Glad too that Crankin and Shefly are accounted for. I was luckily not at the marathon this year. Yet, it feels strange that an event that I...
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    Actually, NbyNW, "Take good care of yourself" is...

    Actually, NbyNW, "Take good care of yourself" is wisdom that I echo. I have found in all my depression and grief that the best thing I can do for myself and others, IS to take care of myself and...
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    Thanks everyone for your warm and supportive...

    Thanks everyone for your warm and supportive responses. I am hopeful that as the seasons change that my heart will grow a bit lighter.
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    A Ride without Tears

    So I have started riding again -- after the long winter and after a time when riding the bicycle just brought grief and tears. Sunday I rode with a close friend and had a few fleeting moments when I...
  8. I am pretty artistic, except I can't draw myself...

    I am pretty artistic, except I can't draw myself out of a box. I am a pretty good writer and have a good singing voice. I do wish I could read music better, but that would take more work than I am...
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    Thanks again for all the support and wise advice....

    Thanks again for all the support and wise advice. I hope to get out on a hike with Crankin sometime soon (after the blizzard that is). I went to an Imbolc celebration (it is a pagan holiday...
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    I really appreciate all the comments and support....

    I really appreciate all the comments and support. I have a yoga routine that I may resurrect and when the temperature goes up from the high of 17 degrees I might try a walk (even though I really...
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    That's scary. Take good care of yourself.

    That's scary. Take good care of yourself.
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    Owlie and the karens, thanks for the hugs and...

    Owlie and the karens, thanks for the hugs and kind words. I do have a therapist, a psychopharm, and a grief counselor. In fact, there is a Center for Homicide Bereavement in my community and I see...
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    Can't seem to get back on the bike

    It's been four months since my best friend/ex-husband/co-parent was senselessly murdered and the bicycle tour I was on came to an abrupt and tragic halt. Since then I haven't not been able to ride...
  14. Shefly, Thank you for your kind and insightful...

    Shefly,
    Thank you for your kind and insightful words. I am sorry for the loss of your grandmother as well.

    The trip was bookended by the deaths of two important men in my life -- my dad and...
  15. Thanks missjean for looking at the blog. It...

    Thanks missjean for looking at the blog. It really was a horrible chapter. It was odd to be in the physical site -- very creepy.

    Emily, I think I am going to try to ride the road bike today...
  16. First Time on a Road Bike after Extensive Tour

    So on Monday my DH and I got back from a four month long trip where we cycled from Bedford, MA to Dayton, WA. We were supposed to go on to seaside OR and then down the Pacific coast but we had to...
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    We have had some trouble with dogs on our tour. I...

    We have had some trouble with dogs on our tour. I was given some advice that if you have the address that most counties have a dog warden to whom you can report the incident. I didn't know this until...
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    Hey Crankin, Sounds like a great trip. Glad you...

    Hey Crankin,
    Sounds like a great trip. Glad you got to meet other TE friends. You are such a good networker. I stand in awe. Looking forward to autumn rides with you! Meanwhile we are in MN having...
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    Thanks everyone for the encouragement! It's been...

    Thanks everyone for the encouragement! It's been quite a trip so far, and we've only gone about a third of the way.

    The highlight of Wilton, IA is the ice cream shop which is in the National...
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    Thanks Indy for your support. It feels cooler...

    Thanks Indy for your support. It feels cooler here in Iowa tonight. I am hoping that it stays for a while.

    Cheers,
    Hira
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    A Day at A Time

    Well yesterday we crossed the Mississippi River into Iowa. We left Bedford, MA on Father's day and have been on the road since then. It seems like a big deal to me to cross the Mississippi -- I...
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    We are using a 3 person backpacking tent -- the...

    We are using a 3 person backpacking tent -- the Big Agnes Flycreek UL-3. It is just barely enough room for my rather large DH and me. It was not cheap, but we got it on sale at REI. It is great on...
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    On Our Way Across Country

    So, my DH and I have gone 495 miles and are in Rochester NY visiting a friend. We are basically taking Adventure Cycling Northern Tier route.

    I am blogging: www.thepolkadotjournal.blogspot.com
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    Thanks everyone for your kind and supportive...

    Thanks everyone for your kind and supportive words. I do feel that his spirit will be at my back.

    Now we just have got get my DH well (He has been sick with shingles for 3 weeks :eek:) and...
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    Touring as a Tribute to my Father

    About two weeks ago my dad died. It has been a hard couple of weeks. Now every time I get on my bike I start to cry. Mind you, my dad and my riding are not connected in some special way. However,...
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