Marriage brings sharing of passions that enrich life
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 — This morning I began thinking about the reasons we like what we do. Such a thought was prompted by the way I spent my time Saturday morning, July 11. I was up at 4 a.m. driving from my sister’s house in Gardnerville, Nevada, to Markleeville, California where my husband, Terry, planned to start the Death Ride. His desire to climb as many as five mountain passes throughout the day on a bicycle was shared by hundreds of likeminded cyclists.
Their red flashing taillights (lights are required on bikes if cyclists start the course before sunup) could be seen for miles along the course. My husband was on his bike by 5:30 a.m., slipping into a jersey and cycling shoes; checking the air in his tires; and strapping on a helmet in a parking area with many other cyclists who had picked Markleeville as their starting point.