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By Mark Hebert

Road Trip

Teen cyclists traveling across country stop in Dodson


Mark Hebert

Wendy Hopkins, Oliver Van Everen, Jade Thomas, Reid Noch, Gabby Spurzem, Jacob Witt, Jamie Marshman, Webster Thompson and Kurt Spurzem. Front row: Deserae KillEagle, Gracie Sanchez Jazlyn Flashburg, and Kataya Flashberg.

Little did the eight cyclists from St. Paul's School (SPS) know when they woke up in Rudyard on Sunday morning, but Sunday afternoon would be the toughest day of peddling the eight high school students would endure thus far during their 3,800-mile, 48-day bicycle trek across the United States in support of veterans .

"It took us a little while," joked Jade Thomas, one member of the eight­ person crew. "And it is so cold out."

Thomas' latter comment was in regards to the thermometer sitting at 98 degrees as the riders entered Dodson Sunday evening. The reason it took the SPS cyclists 'a lit...

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