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Following his historic trans-Atlantic flight in May of 1927, Charles Lindbergh made a three-month goodwill tour of the United States to promote aviation. Sponsored by Long Islander Harry Guggenheim, the trip took America’s newest hero and his plane, the Spirit … Continue reading
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Day 2 done. 128 miles done. Weather was warm and a little tail wind. Photos later.
We raised $43000 this year on NUMB for hunger projects.
Last night we had a storm that came through between 1am and 4am. Lots of lightning and wind and a little rain too.
Made it into camp at 1pm. We had 20 mph headwinds for most of today's ride. Tired!
The Nitecrawlers bar in Worms, NE apparently burned down on Jan. 31 of this year. This was across the highway from one of our rest stops on NUMB15 last summer. Here is the link to the news story.
The unreadable sign above the bar was the Nightcrawler Bar in Worms, NE. Sorry. I didn't get close enough to make the sign readable.
NUMB 15 is over. 144 cyclists rode approx. 225 miles in 4 days and raised over $49000 for Methodist hunger projects.
NUMB has received over $49000 in pledges so far. One more day!
Day 3 completed. 58 miles today with nice tailwind. Eating in beautiful downtown Geneva NE.
It is a sad truth: not every historic building can be saved. This was made evident on July 1st as the Omaha City Council voted unanimously to remove the Clarinda-Page apartment buildings’ local landmark designation, which had been granted in 1981. … Continue reading