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Biking and Potluck, by Gail West
August 19th, was a gorgeous day and 39 Ullrs gathered at Hal & Gail
West’s house to enjoy it to the fullest. Twenty-eight of us
started early with either a 22-mile or a 28-mile bike ride in Elm Creek
Park Preserve and on the trail to the Coon Rapids Dam, enjoying the
scenic, varied path and conquering the occasional hill. We shared
the park with 500+ kids participating in a first-ever triathlon event
but thankfully managed to stay out of their way.
Stiefel traveled the most miles of anyone, but unfortunately it was
mostly by car as he headed back to his bike, flat tire, and Good
Samaritan Bill Brechtel.
the ride, we returned to Hal & Gail’s where we were joined by 11
more Ullrs for a delicious pot luck lunch (thank you, everyone).
We surprised Nancy Navis with a birthday cake to celebrate her 60th
birthday and spent the afternoon enjoying the view of the Mississippi
and each other’s company. Thank you to everyone for a wonderful