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Eric Mitchell's Cycling Blog-Thursday, April 14, 2005

The kindness of strangers

4/14/2005 9:10:19 AM


Thursday, April 14, 2005

More kindness: Ed and Kristie of Las Cruces have opened their house (and their RV), cooked lunch and dinner and will also serve us breakfast tomorrow. Ed also gave a ride to me and another rider who was also ill to get over a difficult pass. He drove a 220 mile round trip to do so but would take no money. I took Ed to dinner last night to help offset the ride and he asked most seriously if he could order a $9 item at applebee's. Truly nice people. Ed was to do the Trans America ride starting in May but has suffered an injury, and he cannot go, so this is his way of getting the ride in this year.

We also met a rider from last year's trip who came to dinner and brought dessert for everyone.

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