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Don’t forget to enjoy the scenery

September 28, 2006 by Pablo Alcala  
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On Wednesday, the eight cyclists on the Five Points of Life ride made their way to Lexington on their long journey from Ottowa to Miami.

When I heard about these cyclists coming through, I drove up and down their route earlier looking for a spot to highlight bluegrass’s signature rock fences and rolling hills. I found this spot where I could stand out of traffic’s way in the median of Paris Pike and layer the cyclists between the rock fences.

I am also a cyclist. I really started to appreciate the beauty of the Bluegrass when I started cycling four years ago, a year after I move here.  There is so much more to see at 15mph on a rural road  than 50  on main road or 75 on a six lane interstate.

While I can’t think of a career I would rather be in than this, the idea of taking a few months to see the United States or another country by bike is appealing. 

By the way, these riders are raising awareness about how important blood and tissue donors are.  They had local help from students, faculty and staff at Transylvania University, and the  Crowne Plaza Campbell House (yeah, they were roughing it) and other groups that I have probably left out.  They are enjoying today’s rain on their way to Somerset.

Check out their cause at:
http://www.fivepointsoflife.com/

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