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The kindness of strangers: A safe place to sleep

It was a long day in rural Texas. We had battled stiff headwinds for 50 miles already and were more than ready to call it a day. For ten miles we had been searching for a spot to pitch our tent, but Texan roads are known for their vast stretches of miles and miles and […]

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Road Angels to the rescue

All we hear about, it seems, are the bad people; drug dealers, suicide bombers, bank robbers, and murderers.  By watching the nightly news or reading the morning paper, one would get the impression that our world is filled with bad people; people who would happily mug or rape or kill us. Many individuals respond by […]

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Gatorade Angels: Random acts of kindness

We’ve met many Road Angels along the roads we’ve traveled. Hundreds of people have come out of the woodwork to help us out in more ways than I can count over the years we cycled the Americas together as a family. I remember each and every act of kindness demonstrated and am humbled by the […]

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