A Wonderful Beginning

Written By: Michael Rae, Martha Uhler, and Jim Sperks
Today the Fuller Center Spring ride begins in earnest. The goal is almost 400 miles of biking from Nashville, TN to Jackson, MS along the Natchez Trace. Our home for the last two nights has been the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Nashville, TN. The church treated us to a wonderful lasagna (meat or vegetarian) dinner on Saturday nigh ensuring we’d have plenty of energy as we begin this biking adventure. Some of the best moments on this ride will be meeting the kind and good people of the host churches, learning about their home mission projects while they hear of the good work being done by the Fuller Center.
Supper at Trinity
Our Sunday morning wake up call came about 7am and we packed up gear, pumped tires and sat down to a continental style breakfast.  We then joined the church’s congregation for their morning worship service where the theme was “The ripple effects of the resurrection”.The sermon was a perfect send off for the Fuller Center riders, each of whom is hoping to create a ripple by having raised a minimum of $750 to participate in this ride with the money going to help build and repair homes both in the US and internationally.

At approximately 10:30am, we made a mass start and biked about 1.5 miles to the start of the Natchez Trace.  Today’s route consisted of 38 of the most gorgeous spring time bike riding imaginable.  The trees and shrubs are all budding with their new spring growth.  The temperature reached over 80 degrees and smiles were evident on everyone’s faces.
Some of the sites on today’s route included:
Spring Ride Bridge

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