by Molly Fulghum
The Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure is always an adventure. This week we left Missoula, MT en route to Lewiston, ID - First stop: Superior, Montana. Montana has stunningly beautiful landscape - rocky mountains with stately fur and pines, lush valleys with breathtaking rivers - and we get to experience it all by bicycle, truly out in nature's beauty.
Nine others and I joined the group Saturday in Missoula and found a wonderful family of strong cyclists and support crew who all welcomed us with open arms. I am still relatively new to cycling and
not what you would consider a "strong" cyclist. Several others who joined in Atlantic City, NJ and along the way were also new to cycling. They have developed incredible strength and skills and they are very willing to help new cyclists in any way needed. This was essential yesterday because the route, while not the longest for the FCBA, was the longest ride for me and included climbs I don't usually see in my area of Georgia. Because of their help, rather than feeling the destination was not possible to reach, they provided encouragement and shared their knowledge and skills which helped get me to the end. When the day was done, I felt a great sense of accomplishment and joy in completing all the miles.