The Roanoker - May/June 2016 - 69

The Ride
There are many kinds of gifts for Father's Day. A son setting out to help his
dad live out an ongoing, if increasingly perilous, dedication to an athletic life
may be one of the most loving.
BY BRYAN PAIEMENT

I WAS APPREHENSIVE when my dad,
Pierre, decided that for
last Father's Day, he wanted to bike with me from
his house on Mud Lick
Road in Southwest Roanoke to Fincastle-25
undulating miles. A recent event had rendered
him suspect-an outright liar-at least when
it came to his heart.
It had happened on
Mother's Day, when we
spent the afternoon at the

Peaks of Otter Lodge enjoying their brunch buffet. Everything seemed
normal. We sat around
the table with my mom
and dad and my wife's
mother and her grandmother as the waitress
asked for our drink orders-lots of sweet tea,
and wine for me and
my mother. I wasn't surprised by Pierre's decision
to pass on alcohol-nine
times out of 10 he's on a
diet where some life sta-

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Roanoker - May/June 2016

Roanoker - May 2016
Letters & Notes / Worth a Click
From the Editor
The Streets of Roanoke
The Gist
Events
The Best of Roanoke 2016
The Father's Day Ride
Til Death Do Us . . .
Dancing into Eternity
Roanoke, Henry Street and All That Jazz
Dream Kitchen
Warm Dining Rooms
The Dish
Where Are They Now?
The Roanoker - May/June 2016 - Intro
The Roanoker - May/June 2016 - Roanoker - May 2016
The Roanoker - May/June 2016 - Cover2
The Roanoker - May/June 2016 - 3
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The Roanoker - May/June 2016 - Letters & Notes / Worth a Click
The Roanoker - May/June 2016 - 9
The Roanoker - May/June 2016 - From the Editor
The Roanoker - May/June 2016 - 11
The Roanoker - May/June 2016 - The Streets of Roanoke
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The Roanoker - May/June 2016 - The Gist
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The Roanoker - May/June 2016 - Events
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The Roanoker - May/June 2016 - The Best of Roanoke 2016
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The Roanoker - May/June 2016 - The Father's Day Ride
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The Roanoker - May/June 2016 - Til Death Do Us . . .
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The Roanoker - May/June 2016 - 79
The Roanoker - May/June 2016 - Dancing into Eternity
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The Roanoker - May/June 2016 - Roanoke, Henry Street and All That Jazz
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The Roanoker - May/June 2016 - Dream Kitchen
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The Roanoker - May/June 2016 - Warm Dining Rooms
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The Roanoker - May/June 2016 - The Dish
The Roanoker - May/June 2016 - Where Are They Now?
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