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Where am I? July 2018

They say that it’s Almost Heaven Even if you’re not a J. Denver fan Old State Road 82 runs some 800’ below risk takers Who harness-up to walk the steel span   Just 25 feet above the brave-hearted Several lanes of traffic hum The interpretive guide will stop here and there The stalls unsettling to some   Pies and Pints ...

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Depth of Tread: Patch Lady Diane

A new feature, Depth of Tread, is an opportunity to recognize, to reader-nominate someone you know. Yes, you! Readers email Susan with contact information for the nominee and from those nominations we’ll feature a subject in a future issue of THUNDER PRESS. Imagine a person who lives with intention, admirable for some reason. It can be anyone, we ask only ...

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Where am I? Winner Rocky Washburn

Where am I? Winner Rocky Washburn

There and back again We all arrive at our retirement years with a trail of life chapters comprising our personal story. Rocky Washburn of Wichita Falls, Texas, is no different, except that his 66 years unfolded on a map larger than most. Born in the Lone Star State, Rocky, named after the boxer Rocky Marciano, was exposed to riding early. ...

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Depth of Tread: Lane Triplett

It takes more than a little honesty to move through life with humility, to welcome grace when it appears. Lane Triplett has come by humility naturally. He suspects that for one to be humble, they have to have known humiliation. And in candor he told me, “I’ve had that.” Perhaps it’s having a wealth of experience that leaves one better ...

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Where am I? June 2018

Summer wouldn’t seem summer without melon A big slice, no BIGGER if you would Beehive State sinners and Saints feel as I do Their largest slice of summer is made of wood   The Robber’s Roost on Main in tonight’s headrest I can see the Fat Boy just outside my room door Dinner will be fresh at Ray’s on Broadway ...

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Depth of Tread: Cristene Justus

Sometimes in meeting someone, you’re struck by how confidently they occupy their place in the saddle, as if to them, life has an order to it that aligns with intention. Fifty-five-year-old Road King-riding Cristene Justus is such a person and was reader-nominated for a new feature in this column. Born in Wenatchee, Washington, the “Apple Capital of the Northwest,” the ...

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Where am I? May 2018

A very early casualty of pop culture Likely with more notoriety to gain than to lose Both known, even named for tepid geothermal waters In 1950 rolled the dice on a radio show’s cue   The replacement name for the city has too many syllables So statewide most call it T or C day to day On the Rio Grande ...

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Where am I? Winner: Shadow man

John wasn’t being cantankerous when he told me he didn’t want the press. It came down to the fact he never really thought through what would happen if he was the game winner, the fifth correct answer on the eighth of February. His email included a phone number but when I called he seemed oddly reluctant. Before divulging anything he’d ...

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Where am I? April 2018

Feeling Moody this morning at breakfast But the Show Me’s now in the rearview mirror I’m heading S on the 223 62 will bring the gobble (x2) trot hamlet near.   We’ll basecamp out of that mystery location Which just happens to be the county seat Named after the People Rule’s second governor With a ‘ville’ thrown in, cause that’s ...

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