UPDATE: The road to Reunions, 540 miles by bicycle

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Don Carey ’51, left, and Dennis Markatos-Soriano *08 on the East Coast Greenway May 26. Carey and his wife, Barbara, completed their 540-mile ride to Reunions. (Brett Tomlinson/PAW)

In the 2011 Reunions Guide, we told the story of Don Carey ’51 and his wife, Barbara, who were planning to ride their bikes from New Hampshire to Princeton for Reunions in May. This afternoon, just after 2 p.m., the Careys were all smiles when they arrived on campus with a few riding friends: Margaret McGlynn ’86 and her husband, Stoney Emshwiller, who flew in from California and rode to campus from New Brunswick, N.J.; Dennis Markatos-Soriano *08, executive director of the East Coast Greenway Alliance; and Andrew Besold, an East Coast Greenway volunteer.

The Careys averaged about 40 miles per day on their trip, which included a well-timed break to visit their daughter’s family in New York City. By stopping in New York, they ducked a stretch of rainy weather and made the final three days of their journey under mostly clear skies.
Below, more photos from today’s ride. (Click images to see captions and view as a slide show.)
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7 thoughts on “UPDATE: The road to Reunions, 540 miles by bicycle

  1. don carey

    Nick, we were picked up in Princeton yesterday afternoon by Blythe and came to the City until a week from Wed. when we take the train to Baltimore for the med. school affair. Will you and Cathy be attending? We will return to NH by train on 12 June. We will be in touch to see about getting together this week and we can talk about your knees then!

  2. Pamela Sutherland

    Go Green !!!Go Tigers !!!!
    Don & Barbera where so proud of You!!!
    Love from Don Sutherland 51 and Clan .

  3. nick cunningham

    Impressive! Close to inspiring! But wow all those calories! Don, if, as you said of me, my kne joint cartilages are deficient and the back of patella rough, would bicycling help, have no effect or worsen things?
    Saw Marty Meltzer (also Princeton but maybe a year ater you)yesterday; they’ve moved from the palatial 15th floor apt overlooking the Hudson into a miniscule 9th floor studio, also looking out over the river but through small windows. But they seem to be adjusting.

  4. nick cunningham

    Impressive! Close to inspiring! But wow all those calories! Don, if, as you said of me, my kne joint cartilages are deficient and the back of patella rough, would bicycling help, have no effect or worsen things?
    Saw Marty Meltzer (also Princeton but maybe a year ater you)yesterday; they’ve moved from the palatial 15th floor apt overlooking the Hudson into a miniscule 9th floor studio, also looking out over the river but through small windows. But they seem to be adjusting.

  5. Barb & Bill Zeckhausen

    We’ve been following your journey. Glad you didn’t have to endure all the bad weather. I bet there was quite a celebration when you hit Princeton.
    Congratulations.

  6. Barb & Bill Zeckhausen

    We’ve been following your journey. Glad you didn’t have to endure all the bad weather. I bet there was quite a celebration when you hit Princeton.
    Congratulations.

  7. leo and Polly Sanfacon

    Go you Careys!
    You’re setting a high bar for
    those of us in the northeast!
    Leo and Polly Sanfacon

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