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How to know you’re in the South

- The sun comes out. – It gets flat. – People say “y’all.” – Sun Drop – People know how to make sweetea. – Statues of General Lee dominate the square. – Biscuits and gravy for breakfast. – Trees grow out of the water. – Shrimp and grits for breakfast. – Cotton blankets the fields. [...]

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And we did

Brace yourself, friends. The long break in our correspondence requires a long update. After many weeks of big sky country, interesting findings in ND, a week off in the windy city, and hilly, silvan countrysides the team made it to Maine and the Atlantic mostly safe, sound and not too warm. Autumn comes quickly in [...]

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Stranger things have happened (Day 53)

The church we stayed at in Gold Bar was so great. They made us an awesome enchilada dinner and provided a wonderful breakfast. The pastor got his church involved with our mission by challenging the VBS kids to raise money for us. If they raised $100 he would get a pie in the face. If they [...]

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To the Land of Ports (Day 46)

We awoke to the smell of bacon and coffee wafting through the house. That was about the only thing that was going to get me outta the comfy bed I slept in. We broke our fast in the grandest fashion: belgian waffles, bacon, eggs, fresh fruit, coffee, juice, hot tea filled our bellies. Our hosts, [...]

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Redwood trees and Blackberries (Day 39)

Redwood trees and Blackberries (Day 39)

It was a cool morning. 48 degrees. Our clothes were still wet from washing them in the sink the night before. I stalled as long as possible, but I ended up putting on wet chamois. Today’s ride included the Avenue of the Giants! Oh man. Prettiest ride ever. Beautiful, old trees; forest as dense as [...]

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A living sacrifice (Day 25)

A living sacrifice (Day 25)

109 miles lay before us. The Little AléInn lay behind us. A yummy breakfast of eggs, sausage, raw toast, and juice lay in our bellies (donated by the Inn and cooked by Eric).  5 climbs and 4 descents later we arrived in Tonopah. Yes, friends, though it was a long day that is about all [...]

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Wondering into Utah (Day 18)

Hello from windy Kanab! It is just spectacular out here! The scenery that accompanied today’s ride was gorgeous. I kept thanking God for creating it all and for making me pedal my way through it. Last year, Joel and I honeymooned in this area, but I hardly remember it. It is a joy to go [...]

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A new friend (Day 11)

As Troves made clear, we had a great time with the youth group at The Foothills in Albuquerque. The next day into Cuba had even more fun in store for us. Our contact at the Foothills, Rosemarie, told her daughter, Ruthanne, about our ride. She came up to the church on Wednesday night to meet [...]

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Big Spring (Day 4)

We’ve been having a great time. God has blessed us richly! Our ride into Big Spring was no different. Leila and Michael got some burritos donated for a rest stop in Sterling City. Then we had an awesome tail wind and smooth-as-butter roads for more than 20 miles. As we got closer to Big Spring [...]

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A Hot & Hilly 22

We have been trying to squeeze in training whenever we can – riding to work, riding on the weekends, and to church. So when I suggested we do Lost Creek and Barton Creek Blvd. last Friday…maybe I was being a little too ambitious. But it’s only 22 miles! No big deal. We left from my [...]

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