This from Dick Roth:

As you know, Karin and I moved from Santa Fe at 7000 ft to Tucson at 2500 ft because her pulmonary fibrosis restricted her breathing (and cycling) at the high altitude.  There is 29% more oxygen per meter cubed here at lower altitude and though she is slow on a single bike, together we cruise on a tandem. We trained all summer and completed the Tumacacori Century (100 mi) Ride October 14.  That took us 7 hours and 45 minutes and our average speed while moving was 14.7 mph.  Our next long ride will be 76 miles with the Riders4TheCure in the el Tour de Tucson on November 17.  We are acutely aware of the costs of treating cancer because Karin is a breast-cancer survivor and I have multiple myeloma.  We would appreciate contributions of $5 or more, words of support, and updates on what is happening in your life. You can contribute by clicking on the link below. Thank you in advance. Dick and Karin Roth

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