On The Road Again

Day 1 – Bike for the Cure – On the road

We left Reno at 7:15 this morning. We made it to Rawlins, WY at about 8:15.
The wind was blowing hard at about Green River/Rock Springs. Then we started seeing signs warning that they expect snow & blowing snow from 11:00 tonight until 9:00 in the morning. Of course we are at about 7000 feet here.
Anyway, everything is going OK so far. We will check in tomorrow evening again.
Sherri & MaryAnn

“On the Road Again
Going’ places that I’ve never been
Seein’ things that I may never see again
And I can’t wait to get on the road again.”

This classic (written by Willie Nelson  in 1979 and released in 1980) sets the prologue for this year’s “Bike for the Cure for HD” event.  After months of postponements due to COVID-19, Sherri Kole and Mary Ann Taylor are now finally “carrying the baton” for “Bike for the Cure 2020.” Below you will find their first Daily Message from the road. They left Reno NV on Labor Day (Monday, September 7) on their way to Nashville TN where they will bicycle the 444 miles of the Natchez Trace. Keep these adventuresome ladies in your thoughts and prayers.
With love from the home front, Marie Nemec

Day 2 – Bike for the Cure – On the road to Nashville

We were stuck in Rawlins today, it did snow overnight & it was 21 degrees when we got up. The freeway was closed until late this afternoon. So we stayed put & didn’t see any point in driving for 3 or 4 hours & then stopping again for the night. Anyway, it’s supposed to be clear tomorrow so we will get going as soon as it’s safe to travel.
Sherri & Mary Ann

The Rocky Mountain area was hit by an unseasonable large snow storm. It stopped our riders in their tracks.
From the home front, Marie

Day 3 – Bike for the Cure – On the road again

We got on the road, leaving Rawlins at about 7:45. It had stopped snowing, but was still only 27degrees. We never did get into any warm weather, it was in mid 50’s in Salina & Abilene Kansas, but raining. We drove to Topeka & we are spending the night here. Going to St. Louis tomorrow & hope to see Louise. Will email again when we get to our day 4 destination.
Sherri & Mary Ann

Good news! Our fearless riders are rested and back on the road. Another long day for them, from Rawlins WY to Topeka KS.
From the home front, Marie

Day 4 – Bike for the Cure – Topeka KS to Franklin TN

We made it to Nashville & then continued to Franklin & will start riding in the morning. We drove through rain that reminded me of the rain we drove through in Houston in 2013, not quite as bad. We did connect with Louise. We met at Ted Drewe’s Frozen Custard, walked to a sandwich shop for lunch & back to TD’s for dessert. I’ve been studying the guide book & it’s becoming very clear that there is a lot to see, more than we will be able to take in, but we’ll see all we can & send you notes. More tomorrow…
Sherri & Mary Ann

A word about Ted Drew’s Frozen Custard. It is an iconic business on Route 66 in St. Louis MO (on Chippewa Street.) It was started in 1929. Frozen Custard has milk, cream, and sugar in it (like ice cream) but also 1.4% pasteurized egg yolk. Louise is Sherri and Mary Ann’s Aunt. Franklin is just south of Nashville, at the start of the Natchez Trace Parkway.
From the home front, Marie