A Fuller Day

Written by: Steffani Zavala

Luke and I are back for another adventure with The Fuller Center!  We joined the group in North Bend, OR and by the end of our ride today, we have successfully made it to Redway, CA, about 200 miles from San Francisco. This morning started like any other FCBA morning: hot coffee (yes!), cereal, oatmeal, bananas, air pump hisses, and the clip-clopping of bike shoes on asphalt.

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What…the duck?

Written by: Mark Major

I’m often asked that question so let me answer it here. The short of it: just a whim. The long of it: we were on the FCBA 2013 Summer ride in Moore, OK. That year a series of tornados destroyed the area one month before, so they were experiencing overwhelming need as well as support. Unfortunately the two rarely intersect perfectly, so volunteer labor gets it done.

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Team Game

Written by: Kim Eisenbarth    

Today we crossed into California, which is a milestone for FCBA folks. We love our state line signs! We had a much appreciated day of sunshine, tailwinds, and the beautiful southern Oregon coastline. It was definitely one of the best days of cycling I have ever had. (So far).  Continue reading

Riding in the Rain

Written by: John Zazzick

I really never rode my bicycle in rain before. I mean, on purpose.

Sure, I’ve been caught out in the rain on my bicycle, and considered the event an unfortunate accident. Something to learn from. Something not smart. Something sane people avoid.

Off We Go!

Written by: Everett Collier

Deuteronomy 31:6
“Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.” Prayers for strength and safety during today’s ride.

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Butt Butter!

Written by: Peter Asmuth

Today, we woke up to a cold, rainy, windy Oregon coast day, which didn’t change all day.

Over the decades, cyclists have learned, mostly the hard way, that hours of riding on a narrow seat, with your legs moving your bottom back and forth, ever so slightly, can cause tender spots, which can lead to blisters in very bad places if not treated. Various products have been developed to ease the discomfort, and one of the most popular ones is a preventative cream aptly named ‘Butt Butter’. Why, it’s so popular that they’ve even developed a female version, ‘Butt Butter for Her’, and if you give a tube of it to your wife on valentine’s day, you’ll certainly contribute to widening the gulf between the sexes.

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Written by: Lori Haubrick

So, here we are—Day 4 and I am beyond blessed at having become part of God’s story through the West Coast Bike Adventure! The people that I’m grateful to spend this time with are a diverse group indeed. All ages, all levels of riding, all at different places in their journeys, all uniquely gifted by God, and all absolutely special. It’s been a great week of riding and fellowship. I feel truly humbled that God has allowed me to be in this place and time, involved in something bigger than myself all the while riding in the midst of His creation and taking in the beauty of it all.

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Written by: Ann Coleman
I look at life as a series of stories that we create and experience.  You might think that biking from Seattle to San Diego is a long period of time and a big commitment, but in reality it will become a short chapter in our book of life.  And what a blessing it is!

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The First Leg

Written by: Bill Black

Our first day was, by Fuller Center standards, a relatively short ride, only 40 miles.  There was an extended climb leaving Seattle, but that only served to get the blood flowing. Once we got that out of the way, it was pretty flat….until we got to St. Leo’s Church in Tacoma.

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