Randi Topps: Missouri’s remarkable Katy Trail

Randi Topps: Missouri's remarkable Katy Trail
June 21, 2021

By Randy Topps

St Louis, Mo. to Herman, Mo. — 82.5 miles, mostly on the Katy Trail along the Missouri River.  Fortunately the heavy storms were over before we rode today, and they left us with gorgeous , cool riding weather!

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Tony Drake: From headwinds to tailwinds

Tony Drake: From headwinds and crosswinds to tailwinds
June 19, 2021

By Tony Drake

I’m feeling the fatigue from today’s hot century ride and the consistently strong 15-20 mph head and cross winds. After setting my phone alarm for 0415, I retire early. It’ll be a back to back century tomorrow and I want to get as much rest as possible.

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Randi Topps: A break from the heat to save a turtle

Randi Topps: We brake for turtles
June 18, 2021

By Randi Topps

We made it to Illinois!   This is a special place to me because I grew up in Illinois and developed my love for cycling in the corn fields of Dekalb, where I went to college (NIU).

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James Dire: A new friend … with treats!

James Dire: The only thing better than making a new friend is making one who has ice cream bars!
June 18, 2021

By James Dire

Today the Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure team cycled 106 miles from Evansville, Indiana to Mount Vernon, Illinois. We left Diane Bies behind in Evansville at her house where she hosted us overnight.

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Suzanne Stack: Hard to top this day

Suzanne Stack: Hard to top this day
June 17, 2021

By Suzanne Stack

Our day started with members of the Calhoun Baptist Church coming in at 5 a.m. to make us biscuits and gravy. The little church that could  the first and  only to serve us breakfast, lunch, AND dinner. And leave us with a very generous donation for the Fuller Center’s work.

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Diane Bies: Singing in the sunshine

Diane Bies: Singing in the sunshine
June 16, 2021

By Diane Bies

Oh the sun shine shines bright on “My Old Kentucky Home”…

(I grew up in Kentucky and it is still home in so many ways)

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Susan Kruse: Support role has been a great escape

Susan Kruse: Support role has been a great escape
June 15, 2021

By Susan Kruse

I was nervous as I headed off to Amelia Island on May 28th not really sure what Jim had gotten me into this time. Each day I feel more comfortable and confident with my duties as a SAG driver. I have finished two weeks and been blessed in so many ways.
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Neil Mullikin: Adding friends along the way

Neil Mullikin: Adding friends along the way
June 12, 2021

By Neil Mullikin

The day started off with the illusion it was going to be a cool, cloudy, and foggy day, but it turned out to be anything but. The fog was thick and the air dense as we made our way out of Monteagle heading towards Murfreesboro.

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Anna Little: No shortcuts, more perspective

Anna Little: No shortcuts = more perspective
June 10, 2021

By Anna Little

Today we had our longest ride of the trip so far — 94 miles from Tallapoosa to Lafayette, Georgia. It was a beautiful day of riding through the rural Georgia countryside. The thing I love about crossing the country by bicycle is that you slow down enough to take in your surroundings much more than with other modes of transportation, and then you have hours to think about the things you see. For example, today I saw a sign for a farm of some kind named “Not Just Kidding” claiming that they had Great Pyrenees Dogs AND Dwarf Nigerian Goats! Google a picture of a Dwarf Nigerian Goat and you will not be disappointed.

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Jeff Gabriel: Climbin’ time

Jeff Gabriel: Climbin' time
June 9, 2021

By Jeff Gabriel

After a terrific short ride and great work day in West Point, Georgia, our band of a dozen riders set out for Tallapoosa, Georgia. The day started out pretty foggy, as you can see from the photo in the gallery below.

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