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By Dena Wood
The Times 

'Welcome Back to Waitsburg'

German cyclists Ralph and Imke Lang visit Waitsburg 25 years after Ralph's last visit


Dena Wood

Above: German bicyclists Ralph and Imke Lang stopped to talk with The Times at Lewis and Clark Trail State Park, where they spent the night, last week. The couple recently began a two year, around-the-world bike tour. Ralph has fond memories of passing through Waitsburg with a buddy on a bike trip 25 years ago.

WAITSBURG – German bicyclist Ralph Lang said he was surprised to find himself becoming "a bit emotional" as he arrived in Waitsburg last week. Ralph, 46, said he has incredibly warm memories of traveling through Waitsburg with a college pal on a cross country bike trip 25 years ago. That experience was so positive that he wanted to share it with his wife, Imke. On August 1, the couple began a two-year, around-the-world journey together.

The self-described "passionate cyclists" have completed many bicycle tours together, throughout South America and Europe. Ralph said they decided to do so...

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