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of a thunderstorm in the mountains, the gophers popping up from the prairie, on the enormous girth of trees outside of Tacoma. And, like the adventuress she was, reveled in new experiences: "The other groups went up by truck, but we were tough. The moon was almost full and it was simply heavenly, we just flew along, everything looked so strange and beautiful. It was so cold, I wore everything I brought except my bathing suit." One can only marvel at Nancy's athleticism. She rode a one-speed bike which, without accessories or saddlebags, weighed from 45 to 50 pounds, nearly half of her total weight of 115. Nowadays, touring bikes weigh about 25 pounds and have at least 15 speeds. And although she describes her tires as thin, they were wide by today's standards. It was practi- cally herculean to get that bike moving! No wonder she thought about food incessantly. Somewhere she notes: "bought some delicious donuts, 3 for 5… [that would be 5 cents]." And another day, in the midst of a 39- mile bike ride she describes a 15 cent shake with 4 scoops of ice cream and ½ bottle of milk: "Heavenly. It filled the glass 2 ½ times." Once on the road, Nancy had no chance to speak to her family. She picked up the first let- A Teen on Tour 112 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 5

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