Written by: Diane Bies
Today was the start of the 2015 Summer Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure, at least the official riding part started today. After a wonderful breakfast provided by our amazing host in Carlsbad, California, Faith Community Church, we started our adventure with a short ride up the coast to the Oceanside Pier where we dipped our rear wheels in the Pacific Ocean before we, the team, headed east off to Portland, Maine to dip their front wheels in the Atlantic Ocean in 10 weeks. (I am not a whole way rider and won’t be there in Portland.)
As we left the pier our day’s journey took us to Temecula and the Temecula United Methodist Church. Our ride was only 50 miles today but it was a quite rolling 50 miles. The scenery was beautiful, the wind was kind most of the time, the hills were not too bad, and the sun was not too awfully hot. All the riders made it in safely as well which is a very important thing! The showers were great and the dinner served by our hosts was both plentiful and delicious. Another positive feature of the day was that all the riders bonded well and seemed to share the dayriding together in groups caring for each other and having fun.