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New Year's Day 2001
by Dave Barnes

We've gotten used to Winter milder than this one has been. It was 7º F when 11 hardy cyclists left Ft. Meigs parking lot for Bowling Green at 9:00 a.m. The South breeze didn't help matters much, nor did the expanses of snow-glazed pavement on Hull Prairie Road. All but two of the folks were on road bikes. The two of us who drove our cars out  got to enjoy the frost-encrusted trees and bright snow from the warmth of our micro-climates.

Karen McKee had breakfast ready in Bowling Green. By the time the guys headed home the temperature had risen to a reasonable 22º, and the wind, of course, had shifted to the NW.


                                                 Start at Fort Meigs                          John Safian                                    Summerfield Condo Clubhouse

Dave and Teresa Komives hosted the afternoon potluck. A near capacity crowd brought the usual selection of the cooks' best (the food was super-fine!) A large contingent of kids seemed to entertain themselves just fine, stimulated by the crowd, the food and the dog. Most of them avoided getting stepped on. The sledding was great, but best, as usual, was the conversation.


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