Hello Fans, Friends and Family

Friday, September 17th:  My ride today continues on West US Highway 380.  The nice tailwind I had yesterday is now a good headwind.  There are a lot of long, desert highways with oilwells dotted along both sides of the road.  There are a lot of gradual climbs, but I did manage to get a picture of one nice downhill.  A sign at the entrance of one ranch is an example of some of the metal work that is done in Tatum.

  In one pasture where there were some cattle grazing, I spotted a few Prong Horn Antelope.  There was another smaller critter on the road, the dreaded Tarantula.  We passed the entrance to the Bottomless Lakes.  They aren’t really bottomless, but they used to think so.  Crossed over the Pecos River.  It doesn’t look like much of a river at this point.  Soon I see a sign giving directions to the UFO Museum.  We will have to pay it a visit.  As soon as we cross the city limits of Roswell, we arrive at Trailer Village RV Park where we will camp for the night.  We check out our camping site and then head into town for lunch.  When we arrived at the cafe, we saw an old antique Ford parked in the lot.  We had lunch at the Cowboy Cafe.  I had the catfish filet and Judy had chicken fried chicken.  Both were very good.  We then headed over to the UFO Museum and saw where the UFO crashed and an alien that they captured for observation.  Today’s ride was 40 miles.  This is my 25th week of cycling and this week I have cycled 452 miles giving me a 25 week cycling total of 9,160.  

I am riding my bicycle at least 10,000 miles around the United States with the goal of raising $1.00 per mile to help in the fight against Leukemia and Lymphoma.  A total of $2,400 has been received for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society may be made by visiting http://www.gsf.lls.llsevent.org/JACOBSONEXPRESS.  During the month of September you can have your donations count twice as much.  A friend and fellow cyclist, Larry Stern, has offered to match funds for donations received during the month of September.  The response to this offer has been good but there is still a ways to go.  I have received recent communications of someone having problems donating on-line.  If anyone else is experiencing problems donating on-line, please contact me and I will see if I can assist you.  You can find a copy of his email with details of his offer at the end of this post.  Until next time . . . Saving Lives One Mile at a Time . . . Wes & Judy    http://www.jacobsonexpress.com

Hello everyone,

I’ve been following Wes’ blog from the day he started. I am constantly impressed and in awe of his adventure and with his entertaining way of sharing it with us. It is especially meaningful that, through this adventure, he is raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. His goal is $1 per mile and he is estimating that he will ride 10,000 miles for this cause. Without any publicity budget, he is relying on his pedal power and the kindness of those who meet him on the road or follow along on his blog to help him meet this goal.

I have been trying to think of a way that I could give greater support to Wes and his admirable cause and, at the same time, encourage more of his followers to do the same. If each of us, as regular followers of his blog, makes a small contribution – $25 to $50 – it would go a long way toward helping Wes reach his goal of $10,000.

With this idea in mind, I have decided to contribute up to $1000 by matching dollar-for-dollar every contribution made during the month of September. A $50 contribution from each of you added to my $1000 contribution would raise $2000. If more of us also agreed to match other contributions, in any maximum amount, then this fundraising drive could really succeed and Wes’ amazing effort will be rewarded.

Please take a moment to think about what you can do to support Wes and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Please let him know by our matching contributions that his effort is appreciated and encouraged.

As Wes likes to say: “Until next time . . . Saving Lives One Mile at a Time”

Larry Stern


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