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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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C D F G E and others were playful tunes that propelled him toward the end-of- day reward of a slice of ice cream cake and hanging out and watching a televised golf tournament from the comfort of a clean motel bed. Photos posted on the bike trip blog capture Glen, the athlete-in-Lycra and the jokester. However, when asked to reflect on the take-aways from this ambitious adventure, he turned philosophical. Perhaps, he thought, it really is about the accidental nature of life that brings you into the company of strangers who, somehow, become part of the greater story of kindness and hospitality that pulses through the heart — and heart- land — of this vast county. Glen spoke of both the mindfulness needed (attention to the plan) and the mindlessness of hours on the road — removing oneself from the quotidian rhythms and competing distractions of home and work. His new "now" was the pulse of pushing through, noting only the care- ful instructions in front of him and the peripheral consideration of the landscape and those who shared the road with him. The chatter in his head changed as well — a form of road meditation that invited in self-dialogue. Earl, the senior statesman of the trio — tan, lithe, and rugged as be- fits the seasoned, accomplished athlete and outdoorsman — reflected on the wisdom of the dynamic tension between being removed from the rhythms of home life and being fastidious to every little detail that C: Glen Magpiong and Tucker Swan in front of the Paul Bunyan statue in Atlanta, IL C D F E D: Earl Magpiong, Glen Magpiong, and Tucker Swan in front of the Route 66 midpoint sign in Adrian, TX E: The ride from Santa Rose, NM to Las Vegas, NV F: Tucker Swan and Glen Magpiong at the Continental Divide in Grants, NM 120 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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