My sister, Barb Duffner, drove in to Chicago from Ft. Collins, Co. for the Christmas holidays. She took back roads most of the way to scout out a bicycle route for us to take on our Mercy Ride this summer. We depart June 15th from San Francisco and go through Denver, Chicago, and Waghington D.C. on our way to the coast. Thank you to Barb for doing that! Now we just have to work on the Chicago to Washington D.C. route. Jim Andricopulos, Emil McCauley, and I will plan some weekend trips east to scout it out. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.