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College friends Jordan Williams, Alex Piering, Chase Pritchett, Dan Eckman, Andrew Earle and Brian Terada prepare to depart from the Pacific Ocean at the start of their "Ride for Water." Contributed Photo

Ride for Water takes Cloquet man 'from sea to shining sea'

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When Chase Pritchett dipped the front tire of his bicycle in Lake Superior on Tuesday, it represented the culmination of a baptism by fire. That's because when Pritchett and five of his college friends launched on a cross-country bike ride three weeks ago, they had no real idea what the trip would hold.


Pritchett's journey took him from the Pacific Ocean to Lake Superior - but the experience took him much further.

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