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He may look tired, but Bob Hines of Willmar, has 55 or 60 more miles to ride Sept. 26 as he pedals through Itasca State Park. Also a marathon runner, he has plenty of energy for the task.

Two 50 somethings tackle Headwaters Hundred


A light turned on at 5:15 a.m. in our hotel room.

The usual moment of confusion hit as I woke up some place other than my own bed.

Then I realized: It's Sept. 26 and I'm in Park Rapids. Bob Hines and I are going to ride in the Headwaters Hundred bike ride.

But why are there lights at 5:15 a.m.?


Registration doesn't open until 7 a.m. and that's at the Century School just a couple miles away. I set my alarm for 6 a.m. Isn't that early enough?

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