Written by: John Johnson
One of the things I really enjoy about the Fuller Center Bike Adventure is a chance to see the returning teammates, the staff, and the new faces that are venturing out for the first time. It’s really exciting to be around the passion of the previous members, but it’s also quite exhilarating to see those who are just beginning.
We all have various reasons for why we do this, and it confirms my belief that there is a spirit in all of us that wants us to test ourselves (mentally and physically) and do things that will help others. I also love to hear other people’s stories and their reasons for joining the adventure.
I was raised to help those who are in need, and The Fuller Center for Housing does just that. The Bike Adventure does the rest. So, when I attend these adventures, I hope I am seeing a two-way mirror, not only one that lets me see what charges me up, but also one that allows me to see what charges others up.
By the way, today we set out from Renton, Washington and rode into Seattle, Washington. After meeting our support van at approximately mile 22, we continued on to our kickoff location, which highlighted the beautiful Seattle skyline and the Space Needle. We were there for a fairly long time and were able to enjoy each other’s company and take lots of pictures before departing and arriving at our host city and church, Woodinville Unitarian Universalist, at mile 44.
Jessica stated she did not want us to only say what we did during the day, but I thought it was funny—so I added it. You’ve got to enjoy the journey. The destination isn’t the most important feature—just ask Noori.