.....The BiKeWriTer

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Note the political stickers on the sign.

Friday, June 29, 2012.

Made it home safe, happy and a bit weary. Pulled into West Bend around noon. Stopped at the store to pick up a ‘thank you’ card for the WB PD as they paid extra attention to my home while I was away.

Final total on the odometer 1417 miles in 19 days. Biggest question: Did I keep the gun? The answer ‘yes.’ Now I have to take a class and get a permit.

Best experience was the people I met, especially Juanita and all the churches and fire departments and new friends that helped along the way. I’m proud of the accomplishment but could not have done it without my friends back home.

A big thanks to my web editor. Long-distance communication is not easy and she made the stories and travel journal look wonderful! I also appreciated the assistance with locating nearby bike shops in an emergency, Googling solutions for bed bugs, and overall positive support and a calm/reassuring demeanor.

The bike is already in the shop at Mountain Outfitters in West Bend getting a complete overhaul – although owner Kevin Schultz said “give me that gun I’d like to shoot that bike and put it out of its misery.”

That’ll never happen – we’ll be ready to tour again shortly and I hope you’ll follow along.

If you enjoyed the stories please send me a note at [email protected] and tell me what you liked. Also share the web site with your friends.

Thanks for coming along.   Judy Steffes

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