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Jul 6, 2022Liked by Sarah Lavender Smith

Thank you for sharing the story of Kroger's, what a fascinating life lived!

As far as your Rundola - along with my and hundreds of local's obsession with Manitou Inlcine - yes, it is strangely addictive. Today was my #95 (I think) in 3 years, last year being the "worst" with weekly trips.

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Thanks for reading. You're amazing, Olga! 95 times up is very impressive!

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Dang Olga! That’s awesome! I was too lazy and only went up it a handful of times in my time there. Or maybe I just got too frustrated with all the tourists and stuck to the less used routes…

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Jul 15, 2022Liked by Sarah Lavender Smith

I do the "other stuff" too, but with Incline, but with Incline, go before 5 am. It's the crazy time for the "in the club" only;) A half dozen folks who are always there (I am actually not nearly as obsessed, though last year I was a definite member of that club).

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Jul 15, 2022Liked by Sarah Lavender Smith

Chuck was the best! And Kathy is so sweet! I miss them both, I’ll have to reach out her next time I’m in the area.

I have a short story about Chuck. We were running John Cappis’ Get Over It (his version of Get High) and Chuck and I ended up running most of the 2nd half together. It was great to hear his stories, especially about the rail bike! At some point he tripped on something and fell head first into jagged rocks. It was a superficial cut but it bled a lot. He was fine but I think he was concerned Kathy would be really worried about him because of all the blood. There he is out in the middle of nowhere, bleeding like crazy, but worried about his wife. Such sweet folks.

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That’s wonderful. Thanks for reading James! Hope you’re doing well.

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Jul 7, 2022Liked by Sarah Lavender Smith

That Rundola sounds so fun. Hope to join you next year!

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Yes, type 2 fun! Ophir traditionally does a homegrown hill climb race in early October too; it's either by bike or by foot, and the runners & cyclists race each other to the summit, which is crazy and fun.

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We were so excited for that and then it apparently didn’t happen this last year. Hopefully this year!

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