Rosemarie Speaks & Jim Muellner Reporting from a Hwy 40 Patio

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  1. Here is Jim Muellner's Day 1 from Columbus to Indianapolis. He has been on the road since May 2 from
    Washington DC. 67 year old Jim, last year's Indy to Chicago relay rider
    <http://www.bikeroute.com/SCNBGFest/ChicRecep.html> is the inventor of the Smart Carte shopping cart
    system that passengers rent to shuttle their baggage around at airports. He is riding the trike,
    made by his new company, Just Two Bikes <http://justtwobikes.com>, that folds to fit in a suitcase.

    If you want to contact him, you can reach him on his Pocket Mailer at <[email protected]>. If
    you want to start from the beginning and/or follow Jim and our other NBG relay riders as they move
    forward in the National Mayors' Ride at <http://www.bikeroute.com/NationalMayorsRide>, point to
    their blog at <http://www.nationalbicyclegreenway.com/Events/Mayors_Ride/reports.php>. All of this
    excitement will al be consummated at the second annual Santa Cruz NBG Bike Fest
    <http://www.nationalbicyclegreenway.com/Events/Festival>:
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    Hi Everyone: Well I survived the weekend. Thanks to Eve and Greg. All my clothes were dry and clean
    at the same time, it was wonderful.

    This morning I went to see my best friend, William Brown, Head of the National Registry of Emergency
    Medical Services. When I walked into his office I felt very honored. Here was a guy who has received
    very special medals for saving downed US pilots in Vietnam. There were pictures to attest to this
    and in the same room was a picture of he and I on our ride across the US. I actually have the same
    picture in my office in MN. It just gave me a warm feeling for Bill and the whole world. He had
    someone take this picture of us in front of a unique southern mansion, then had it blown up to 2 by
    3 feet and sent it to
    me. What a wonderful friend.

    Picked up the care package my office had sent to Bill, rear fenders and a new rear bag that had
    broken early in the ride. It took a while to mount everything and was on the rode to Indy by 12:30
    PM. Eve guided me out of town on some safe roads. It was fun to see some really nice parts of town,
    especially the corn field. It is a series of eight foot high cobs of corn, all different and in
    rows. There must be a hundred. The city of Dublin, a suburb of Columbus actually had them
    commissioned. They were a little controversial initially, but now they seem special, as I thought
    they were. Unfortunately I did not have another camera, but I will buy another disposable one
    tomorrow for the next item that justifies a picture.

    Eve and I parted company near Hwy 40 and I pedaled west on 40 for about 50 miles, somewhere past
    Springfield. Found a little bar, Quillen's Bar and Grill. They had excellent food and a fenced
    patio. I ask if I could camp there and they said of course. So here I am sitting on the patio,
    cushioned seats, glass tables and they said that they would let other bikers camp there if they came
    through the area. What a deal. It is just past Springfield on Hwy 40.

    It was nice to see all the corn fields and open space after all the trees over the past couple of
    weeks. I tried sing as I was by myself, but could not remember all the words. Need some help as it
    is different being alone after all the company of the past weeks. I am sure Fred will delay his
    leaving once he hears my singing.

    My tent beacons and so to bed. Jim

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    btw: If you want to become a rider, we need you!! Go to
    <http://NationalBicycleGreenway.com/Events/Mayors_Ride/getstarted.php>, to find out how!! btw2: We
    have pictures from the DC to Pittsburgh leg on line at
    http://www.nationalbicyclegreenway.com/gallery/2003Mayors btw3: If you want to see who these
    cyclists are, go to <http://www.nationalbicyclegreenway.com/Events/Mayors_Ride/bios>.
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    Here are words from the famous Rosemaire Rosetti about the Columbus reception
    <http://www.bikeroute.com/NationalMayorsRide/Columbus> that took place on Friday 5/16:
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    It was great to be a part of a national effort to build additional bicycle trails throughout the
    United States.This is especially important for me since I utilize these trails more than I did
    before my spinal cord injury. My life changed in an instant on June 13, 1998 on a bicycle trail in
    Granville, Ohio when a 3 1/2 ton tree collapsed on me. Now I ride a three wheeled recumbent trike. I
    utilize the trails since I cannot be seen well by cars on the road.

    At the Columbus rally, I was asked to address the crowd gathered at City Hall. I stressed the need
    to build safe bicycle trails, ones that are wide enough for rescue vehicles to navigate and ones
    with emergency telephones. During my rescue, these amenities would have brought the rescue squad to
    me sooner.

    I also stressed the absolute importance of wearing a helmet when riding a bicycle, motorcycle,
    scooter, or rollerblading. I believe my helmet saved me from death or head injury. I recommended
    that bicyclists ride with others and carry their cell phones for emergencies.

    I also spoke about how the trails are shared by people with disabilities who use handcycles as well
    as trikes..

    Best regards,

    Rosemarie Rossetti, Ph.D. Rossetti Enterprises Inc. Speaker - Trainer - Consultant - Writer
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    1008 Eastchester Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43230-6230
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    Phone: 614-471-6100 North America: 1-866-471-6110 (toll free) Worldwide: 1-614-471-6100 Fax:
    614-471-5575 E-mail: [email protected]

    Web: http://www.RosemarieSpeaks.com
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    Join me for an inspirational presentation and I'll show you how to live your life with conviction.

    MARTIN KRIEG: "Awake Again" Author c/o BikeRoute.com 79 & 86 TransAms, nonprofit Nat. Bicycle
    Greenway CEO Ever wanted anything so bad U were willing to die for it? Really die? By moving thru
    clinical death and reversing paralysis, *I saw God* when I answered that question.
     
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