I always try to listen and plan accordingly to my friend KAKE-TV Meteorologist Frank Waugh when it comes to the weather forecast. When Frank says it’s going to rain, it’ll rain.
I had just graduated from Wichita High School North, and my summer destination was to be Eikenlaan 12, Bennebroek Holland. My parents, along with the Heemskerks (Jon Heemskerk was our Dutch Bulb supplier at the time) had arranged for me and their son Niels to trade places for the summer.
I’ve had the thought that I would ride my bike on the Tour Divide every summer as long as I was able to do so. Being in my mid-60’s, I knew there would be one day that I wouldn’t be able to. With my good friends Hal Russel and Rick Ashton in their 70’s still riding from Banff AB, Canada to Antelope Wells, New Mexico along the Continental Divide, I didn’t know if I’d ever catch them - age wise.