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He’d hoped to raise $10,000 for Wounded Warrior Project. He raised $10,400. When he arrived at WWP headquarters in Jacksonville, he received a standing ovation. “I cried like a baby,” Horton remembered. Every year, Wounded Warrior Project has Soldier Rides, where veterans can bond with each other and surrounding communities over a four-day supported ride. In 2016 there will be four Soldier Rides: in Key West, the Hamptons, Boston, and Babylon, New York. If all goes according to plan, Horton will be on another ride of his own to raise money for Wounded Warrior Project — the Race Across America, or RAAM, starting on June 14, which he hopes to complete in 12 days, becoming the oldest male ever to finish the race.

Com. CROSSROADS CYCLING ADVENTURES 20th Anniversary! Los Angeles to Boston or anyplace in between. Come ride with Tracy Leiner — owner, cyclist, and tour director. Tracy travels with every group, everyday! Small groups, personal attention, business-class hotels and meals. Luggage delivered to your hotel room and A/C turned on before you arrive! Extensive pre-trip support including training plan, weekly newsletters, rider/staff email introductions and telephone consultations. com. CYCLE MASSACHUSETTS July 30-August 5, 2016.

We sit on cots around a rippling hot woodstove looking at cell phone pictures of wives, children, and parents. I show them a photo of my partner, who they assure me must be Tajik, despite a last name like O’Neil. They live on the pass for weeks at a time and feel its moods. We pass through, hurtling past with dreams of overheated Intourist hotels, concrete and grim, that meet immediate needs but fade quickly. The rarified air and cold sunshine of a pass in winter will remain when much else withdraws into the landscape.

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