East Bay Bicycle Path

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Day’s Verse:
Let grace, mercy, and peace be with us in truth and love from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, Son of the Father!
2 John 1:3
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Yesterday Ian and I drove to Providence, RI, to ride on the East Bay Bicycle Path (here’s my GPS route of the ride). The drive took a very, very long time because, with Charlotte hanging off the back of the car, we take no risks and don’t drive on the freeway. For local bike paths that works fine, but it took us a couple hours to get to the 14.5-mile-long trail yesterday — that’s with, of course, the obligatory getting totally lost in Rhode Island experience. Continue Reading >>

I Find This Mind-Boggling

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Day’s Verse:
I lift up my eyes to the hills—
where does my help come from?

My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

Psalm 122:1-2
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Which may just say something about me, but here it is:

This morning I ate 4 donut holes: 2 jelly-filled, 1 powdered sugar, and 1 glazed. Then, out of curiosity, I went to the Dunkin’ Donuts donut nutrition page (if having “donut” and “nutrition” in close proximity like that isn’t a complete oxymoron) and looked up the calorie content of my donut hole snack. Continue Reading >>

Rail Trail Adventures

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Day’s Verse:
There’s nothing like the written Word of God for showing you the way to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us.
2 Timothy 3:15-17
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Today all sorts of unexpected things happened (and there’s still plenty of day left!), starting with Ian’s choice of dress to church:
Ian's Kilt
He got many comments from friends at church. I pretended not to know him. Actually, I thought Ian pulled the kilt look off pretty well, not at all self-consciously, which I think is key. Continue Reading >>

STP 2009

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Day’s Verse:
How sweet are your words to my taste,
sweeter than honey to my mouth!

Psalm 119:103
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Hi, my name is Katie, and I’ve neglected my blog. Here’s my excuse: On Thursday, July 9, I flew out to Seattle for the STP. My flight took a very long time, thanks to thunderstorms and our diverting to avoid them and then waiting in the air around Seattle for a while and then letting other people with connections off first. But eventually my backpack, camera, and I made it off the plane and into Gary and Deborah’s car. We ate lunch together and caught up, and then they took my to my parents’ house, where I almost immediately set about putting my bike together. Then Mom and I drove down to Bothell to have a bike shop look at the bike to make sure it wasn’t going to fall apart around me or something. I didn’t have a good experience there and that’s all I’m going to say about that. Eventually I got my bike in working order and I met up with Dad and rode home from his work with him. I went to bed what felt like extremely late and then woke up at 1:40 am. Continue Reading >>

The Weather This Afternoon

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Day’s Verse:
Shouts of joy and victory
resound in the tents of the righteous:
“The LORD’s right hand has done mighty things!”

Psalm 118:15
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Thunderstorm

At 3:30 it looked like the sky was falling.

At 4:40 when I left work, we had a light drizzle.

At 5:30 when I got home, the sun had come out and the road was drying off.

KF quality

4th of July Bike Ride

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Day’s Verse:
A good life gets passed on to the grandchildren;
ill-gotten wealth ends up with good people.

Proverbs 13:22
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Please help me raise money for the MS Bike Tour Cape Cod Getaway. Donate today on my MS Participant page.
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Here are some things I saw on my Fourth of July bike ride, which took me around the Wachusett Reservoir (shown at the top), into Princeton where I accidentally rode on a portion of the Longsjo Classic course and where I later took the middle picture on Route 31. After a 60-mile ride, the saddle on my rented bike had turned into a torture device. “Rented bike?” you say. “Yes,” I admit, “I rented a carbon fiber bike from my bike shop because my other bike is on its way to Seattle. Scroll down to read more about it.” Continue Reading >>