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Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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Tucker Swan, at 65 (who turned 66 along Route 66 during the ride), was a cyclist familiar to the Magpiongs and embraced the "go while you can" attitude … though 60 days away from home (on a bicycle, no less) gave him pause. Riding for the sake of riding — being pushed, punished, and praised for such an athletic feat — could be reason enough for making such a trek. However, the trio had loftier goals in mind. After losing a dear friend and colleague to ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) several years ago, raising funds to help find a cure for that devastating disease has been Glen's mission. Additional money raised was targeted for the Partakers College Behind Bars program. All three men spoke of a shared motivation for this trip: the thrill of the experience paired with the test of one's physical endurance. Surprises and blindsides were thrown into the mix, M A R G A R E T B O L E S F I T Z G E R A L D writer 117 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 8

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