By Paul Rouse
We left our host church in Charleston, NC – Bethel United Methodist, at 7:45 AM and headed for the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge. The climb of a little more than 200 feet seemed relatively easy as we set out on fresh legs. The views of the Charleston Harbor and downtown were breathtaking. We then rode past stately old homes in Mount Pleasant and the Isle of Palms before heading out into the countryside.