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Old 07-29-07, 01:58 PM   #1
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Balloon races instead of bikes

I decided to take my wife on a motorcycle ride yesterday, so we only biked a few miles yesterday. She went 5 and I did about 11. We took our 1987 Kawasaki Voyager for a trip to Indianola, IA and watch the great balloon race evening launch. We have not been far on it since I just got down putting it back together after repainting it a 2007 Chrysler Cool Vanilla color.


Here are some of the 100+ balloons.



http://s182.photobucket.com/albums/x...lloon%20Races/

I think the link above will get you to the entire set of pictures from the balloon races. I am 43 and have lived in Iowa most of those years, and this is the first time I have been there. It only costs $3 per person to go in or $8 for a car load. Very well organized, and it was very nice relaxing evening. I can find their website if anyone else is interested in doing this sometime.
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Old 07-29-07, 03:17 PM   #2
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Nice bike, but where are the pedals?
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We rode our bicycles in the morning and worked with our youngest daughter on her mile run to be able to play volleyball in the fall. Then I rode 9.2 miles in the hills and came home and cleaned up and then went on a motorcycle ride. I have three dirt bikes that we haven't ridden much this year, and I was thinking of selling a couple of those and buying a used hybrid so I could ride the Wabash Trace trails that are made of crushed limestone, so I would need something besides my road bike with skinny tires.
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