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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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I H paced rider. And it was his own attitude and attention to detail that would make the journey safe, smart, and inspirational. Tucker, the introspective yin to Glen's gregarious yang, was usually the first to launch the day's ride. He spoke of his own ap- proach to taking in the unknown America he would be passing through. While reticent to pry into the daily lives of others, he was also able to feed his gentle and intelligent curiosity about the folks who formed the fabric of each unique community. Late after- noons, or rest days, gave him time to walk the streets and stroll into the public places of gathering — where local politics, wild turkey visitations, best reci- pes, and town history were being discussed, solved, swapped, and preserved. Fierce com- munity loyalty was as evident as curiosity for the stranger who had just walked in. As Tucker explained, the sojourn into a new town opened his eyes to the larger world of people beyond the east and west sides of the U.S., who live lives of determination and noble intent. His perspective on his own life, led within the construct of relative privilege and centrist/blue state persuasions, was enhanced by those who live outside of the headlines and whose voices are rarely captured in the public media. People had stories to share, and Tucker was a thoughtful listener. H: Glen Magpiong at a parade put on by the Hualapai tribe in Peach Springs, AZ I: Crossing the finish line in Santa Monica, CA opposite page: Glen, Tucker, and Earl celebrating the completion of their ride H I 122 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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