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2,000 miles on a bike

Original post made on Apr 26, 2012

As she approaches her 70th year, Pam Perkins is gearing up for the ride of her life -- a 2,000-mile, 40-day bicycle ride up the Mississippi River from Louisiana to Minnesota.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, April 26, 2012, 10:58 AM

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Posted by Angela Hey
Mountain View Voice Blogger
on Apr 26, 2012 at 11:33 am

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Love the idea of your ride - have a great trip!


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Posted by Heynow
a resident of Castro City
on Apr 27, 2012 at 5:47 am

Bike riders live longer & happier :) Have a great ride Pam!


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Posted by Doctor Killjoy
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Apr 27, 2012 at 11:25 pm

Yes, but will she stop at any stop signs or stop lights along the way? If so, fine, she's a law-abiding citizen. If not, [Portion removed due to disrespectful comment or offensive language]


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Posted by Doctor Lovejoy
a resident of Castro City
on Apr 28, 2012 at 5:32 am

Yes Dr killjoy, and if a car driver ever goes over the posted speed limit at anytime that makes them just another [Portion removed due to disrespectful comment or offensive language]. Sheesh.
I hope your resentment keeps you warm at night.
GO PAM! :) :)


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Posted by Linda Gelpke
a resident of another community
on May 2, 2012 at 11:43 am

Pam,

I am sure by now you are in New Orleans. I am doing the Lake Ontario ride in July.
From 9 to 20. Any good advice on training? I know you are busy. I am 72 but still think I can do this ride. I am really nervous though about the long distances each day and the humidity since I have spent the last 7 years in the dry climate of Arizona after spending my life in MA. Getting used to the humidity is on of my nervous feelings.

I ride about 4 times a week now but will be back in MA in a couple of weeks and hope to ride at least 6 days a week with one rest day.

Hope you can respond. Thanks, Linda Gelpke. Lgelpke@msn.com