Pain and Pleasure

Written by: David Aderholdt, Blue Ride
Today we sadly left Peoria. What a great team the Fuller Center has there! I think Doug and his crew slept in the kitchen for the three days we were there! We left the First Christain Church this morning at 7:26 am and started arriving in Gibson City at 12:00 noon. We had a wonderful headwind for a large part of the day, thus the slower than average speeds in our arrivals.

The showers at the Middle school were . . . a lot like I remember Middle school . . . a trickle . . . lukewarm, however we are thankful and grateful for any falling water to wash all the road grime off after the ride today.
This week is a great pace, three states in four days!!  We are hustling! And Fred is talking.
“Cycling is so hard, the suffering is so intense, that it’s absolutely cleansing. The pain is so deep and strong that a curtain descends over your brain….Once; someone asked me what pleasure I took in riding for so long. ‘PLEASURE???? I said.’ ‘I don’t understand the question.’ I didn’t do it for the pleasure; I did it for the pain.”
― Lance Armstrong

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