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About margeebee

I have a wonderful husband (Lloyd) who has always supported me and I love him very much. I am a mom --I have three grown children and a son-in-law. --God and my family are my highest priorities and we have so much fun together. My most recent profession is that of being a sign language interpreter. I graduated from an interpreter program when I was 58 and have devoted much of my time since then to learning the language. I love my Lord and try and spend time with him every day. He is helping me learn the intricacies of sign language. I pray for my family and friends often -- They are an inspiration to my life. I enjoy hanging out with Deaf people and teaching deaf children English--that is always a rewarding experience. My husband and I enjoy worshiping God through Israeli dancing and often pray for Israel and our country. We enjoy traveling throughout Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska and Israel while ministering. I became a grandmother for the first time in 2012, and am enjoying watching my daughter and son-in-law raise this little one. I have the privilege of babysitting my precious grandson 3 days a week and for that, am putting everything else aside.

JUNE 17, 2013 Two days after we returned from RTR–this is what happened

Our tenants at our Blackstone house told us they would be moving.  So, on Monday, Lloyd and I needed to make a trip to the house. I would meet him there. I had the baby and needed exercise rather badly. … Continue reading

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DAY 7 Canon City to Colorado Springs (46 miles and mostly down hill)

This was the big day. The finish line was looming. Last night we had two hotel rooms with two queens in each bedroom. I figured I would sleep with Lloyd in one of the beds and would graciously take care … Continue reading

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Day 6, June 14, 2013—94 miles from Salida to Canon City

Lloyd’s 59th birthday—everyone wish him a happy birthday. This is the day the riders were re-routed. They did not get to ride over the Royal Gorge Suspension Bridge, a huge disappointment, but we pray for all who live near the … Continue reading

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Lloyd’s Blog June 12, 2013: How do you explain the difference between biking and car-driving on major roads?

Do you ever get sleepy and have to pull over while driving your car, truck or motor cycle on the road? That never happens for cyclists. The act of traveling by cyclist in the Ride the Rockies tour has brought … Continue reading

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DAY 5 June 13, 2013: Alamosa to Salida—84 miles over Poncha Pass (only 9,019 feet) and Sand Dunes National Park

Most of the route has narrow shoulders, is flat and fairly boring, except for a steep hill at the end and downward descent into Salida, so Ben decided to take the day off. Yesterday wore him out and he needed … Continue reading

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DAY 4: June 12, 2013 Pagosa Springs to Alamosa: 91 miles (wolf Creek Pass and 10,850 Feet)

This was suppose to be the hardest day ever. Jessica and Lloyd decided to take the day off  because their bodies absolutely couldn’t imagine doing 91 miles the day after doing 86! Pains in back, knees, ankles, pinkie toes and … Continue reading

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DAY #3 Durango to Pagosa Springs (a whopping 88 miles, their toughest day yet)

They left Durango around 5:30 and arrived into Pagosa Springs at 2 pm—this meant 8 ½ hours of biking!! Ben arrived around 2:30 or 3:00pm, but he made it 🙂 For Danielle and myself, the drive from Durango was only … Continue reading

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DAY 2 Cortez to Durango (a mere 64 mile bike ride)

Danielle and I got to follow the riders part way yesterday and today because our paths crossed often as we were driving). It was quite interesting trying to avoid the streams of bicyclists. Often I would veer into oncoming traffic … Continue reading

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DAY 1 June 9, 2013 : Telluride to Cortez (75 miles and 10,222 feet, up over Lizard Head Pass)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lloyd was preparing to hit the road at 5:30 AM. Danielle and I even braved the early morning and got up to see them off. The night before, Lloyd looked so depressed and scared. I thought, Hmmmm….I should … Continue reading

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Prior to RIDE THE ROCKIES (RTR)–Support and Help

Friday and Saturday, June 7 & 8, 2013  RIDE THE ROCKIES SUPPORT: For those of you who do not know, RIDE THE ROCKIES is a bike tour that allows a maximum of 2,000 riders to join. This year there were … Continue reading

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