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!
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.
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).
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.
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.
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)
By Susan Kruse
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.
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.
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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