A Wonderful Week

By Alice Little Caldwell

Although I have participated in previous Fuller Center Bike Adventures, this is my first week back – for the segment from Bozeman, Montana to Glacier National Park. As I flew into Bozeman, I was awed by the beauty of the mountains.  I have become more acquainted with them from the seat of a bicycle. On Tuesday, we left from Whitehall, Montana, where we stayed in a very hospitable United Methodist Church. The members served us dinner and a hot breakfast the next morning. We had explored the town the day before and found the best ice cream deal – a heaping cup of Montana ice cream for a small town price. 

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Leaving the World Behind

By Justin Smith
 
Riding a bike across the country (or in a 4,000 mile loop, as it were), is not really about the bike ride.  The pedaling, the exhaustion, the many hills, roads, and turns, are all much more ancillary than they are vital.  Riding this far, and in this manner, is about leaving things behind.  When I first rode in 2014, I was riding to leave behind a chapter of my life, and find my new self.  This time I’m just on for a week, and riding to leave my day-to-day stresses behind, locked away in my work phone and social media accounts.

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