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Dee Peterson of Alexandria recently took her first open-road ride on a three-wheeled roadster Spyder. Her husband of 50 years, John (right), said, “Oh… my… goodness…” when he saw his wife on the bike. (Contributed)

Ride of a lifetime shared with love of her life

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On September 4, Dee Peterson of Alexandria climbed on a three-wheeled roadster Spyder, hit the road and crossed that ride-of-a-lifetime off her “bucket list.”


“I had thought about it for many years,” Dee said.

“When Cheryl [Chan] asked me about my bucket list, I thought, ‘Gee whiz, what do I really want to do?’ So it came back into my head,” she explained.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz
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