Written by: Eldon Eigsti
Greetings from the Fuller Center Bike adventure. This week has had several milestones in it. We have completed over 1000 miles so we are one fourth done of reaching our goal of riding across the country. This week also included our longest and shortest riding days and the first week that we had six days of consecutive riding.
Today’s ride of only 22 miles allowed us the rare opportunity to sleep in. We didn’t leave until around 9:30. I took my time enjoying the beauty around me. The lush verdant country side is such a contrast to what we were riding through several days ago. The ride has allowed us to take in the great diversity of God’s creation.
This evening we are once again blessed by the generosity of churches along the way. The First Baptist Church of Bayfield is hosting us and provided a delicious meal. They have an outreach where they serve a noon meal five days a week. I applaud them for helping the problem of hunger that one can find in every community.
I am riding a recumbent bicycle, which is not familiar to many people. It has been comfortable for me to ride and although I have made up all the climbs so far some have been a challenge. I am looking forward to the end of next week when the terrain should flatten out. .
I am really enjoying the ride and the opportunity to support the Fuller Center. I am really looking forward to when we get to Missouri when my wife Marilyn and my daughter and son in law, Janice and Brian will be joining the ride for three days. It will be great to share with them some of the experiences I have been having the last three weeks.
Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we continue spreading the word about our goal of ending poverty housing.