Written by: Mike Wieser
Today we entered Georgia, our twelfth and final state to cycle in this summer. There are just five ride days remaining on our FCBA cross-country journey. If one listens hard enough, I think you can hear the Atlantic Ocean calling out our names.
At the conclusion of this year’s ride, I will have ridden more than 15,000 miles with the FCBA. I love the mission of the Fuller Center, participating in the build days, seeing where the money I raise/donate goes and how it impacts families and communities.
As a cyclist, I have other rides that I want to do that run concurrent with the FCBA. So, next year I am planning to break my string of four consecutive cross-country rides with the FCBA. I plan to continue to support the FCBA next year, but it will be as a segment rider and not an all the way rider.
I was handed a business card from Andy Armstrong, a local resident from Newton, MS. At the bottom of the card was a quote from the writer and philosopher Alfred D. Souza that read: “Happiness is a journey, not a destination!” For the all the way riders, our destination has been Savannah, GA but it has been the journey getting there that has made this trip memorable.