Today’s Kane County Chronicle (July 27, 2005) had a nice feature highlighting Steve’s trip. I was able to access the article on-line going to this link: Kane County Chronicle and under NEWS SEARCH on the right side of the page type in Steve’s first and last name. It’ll come up as “Batavian rides at his own pace.” Then click on that headline to get to the article. We are grateful to Eric Schelkopf at the Kane County Chronicle for doing this feature on Steve and his trip.
Also, last week when we traveled through Belle Plaine, Iowa, my hometown, Judy Schlesselman of the Belle Plaine Union interviewed us. The Union is a weekly newspaper and so Steve’s interview is featured in this week’s July 27th Union. You may access that article by going to: Belle Plaine Union. At the home page click on Belle Plaine Union, then click on the article entitled, “Biking Across America.” We appreciate Judy’s article for the Union.
We hope that these articles on Steve’s ride will inspire others to strive for a goal of their own, perhaps bicycling or something of their own interest. Many other countries in the world observe shorter work days, encourage vacations, and in Australia they even take “walkabouts” where people will take perhaps up to a year off to “walkabout” as a time to travel and contemplate. Or perhaps its a great weekend getaway to your favorite bustling city or the serene countryside? Or will it involve a new hobby? Any other ideas?— Love, Diane