Chad and Dad  --  10/19/05

Yes, it's that time of the year again -- the annual Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation fund-raising 105 mile bike ride across Death Valley -- and my nephew and my brother are once again riding in it. They are flying to Nevada tomorrow and their ride will be on Saturday.

One hundred and five miles.

It hurts just to think about it.

It is an out-and-back course. A long, long, long flat ride across the desert and then uphill for several miles into the mountains, and then turn around and head back to the start.
Chad and Charlie at the 2002 ride

A couple of weeks ago I posted a picture of Jill in bright sunshine after she had bleached her hair in preparation for coloring it.

Here are a couple of pictures of her hair after she turned it to red -- bright red...
And while I'm catching up on photographs, the other day I mentioned that Jill had wanted to go to the Renaissance Faire in Woodstock, Connecticut but it was rained out (they have some pictures of their flooded fair grounds on their page) -- so here's a picture of her in the costume she had hoped to wear to the fair.

[Pure serendipity -- as I was writing above that the fair was in Woodstock, CT -- Richie Havens' recording of "Woodstock" began playing on my PC via Pandora.com. One of my "stations" I called "Judy Collins" and it plays mostly sixties and seventies vintage folk music (Judy Collins, Joan Baez, Donovan, Arlo Guthrie, Phil Ochs, Joanie Mitchell, etc.) -- I'm really enjoying Pandor.}

Historical footnote -- The famous Woodstock concert was named after the village of Woodstock, NY, but it was held on a farm in the Town of Bethel, a very rural area about ten miles from the village of Monticello, NY. Yes, I was there. Yes, it was very interesting. Yes, it was a long time ago.

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