by Monica Busby

It's 5:23am, I managed to hear my phone alarm go off...Yes! The last ride of the week and we are off for 2 days straight in Rapid City, SD! I managed to get up 10 minutes later after staring at my floor mate, Michael L., still soundly asleep as the hustle and bustle of shoe clips didn't budge him one bit.  6:00am rolls in...time for breakfast! I'm still amazed by my fellow riders who have already eaten, while I'm just picking up my bowl of cereal. I'm on TIME People!! They are so over-efficient!

by Doug Winkka

Today was an off day from bikes; it was a work day doing repair work on two houses. On the house I was working with part of the people, we added a hand railing to the deck, replaced the outside door that was an inside door, with one that is meant to be an outside door, painted the house with two coats of paint, and did a little clean up around the site. I had the opportunity to drive by this house after we had left the site with my sister Sheilla and her husband David, comments from both of them was how nice the house looked. Great job by all. 

Hi, I’m Mihai Posteuca, I live in Portland, Oregon, originally from Romania. I’m writing about today’s ride from Martin, SD to Porcupine, SD. Today’s ride was a little bit shorter, but nevertheless, not easier because of very strong front and side winds. Porcupine is a small village in the Pine Ridge area. North of US 18 on the Big Foot Trail toward Porcupine you can’t help but for the next 15 miles admire the beauty of the rolling hills with the horses and cows grazing freely as far as the eye can see. Having a tail wind was not bad at all either.

The smell of the freshly cut grass gives the whole panorama a finishing touch that just a Divine Hand of a Creator can do.

by Mike Wieser

I found The Fuller Center For Housing Bike Adventure two years ago when I was researching various charity bike rides. After reading about the goal and mission of the FCBA, I knew I had to be a part of it. Each year’s ride follows a different route, yet I could not have plotted a better route, as it brought me to friends and family in small towns and large cities alike.

by Tim Grembowski

FCBA has been overwhelming in so many wonderful ways. It started with all the encouragement from family and friends as they gave to an organization that many knew nothing about. It inspired me to try to be a worthy representative of their actions in faith. I have greatly appreciated my wife Brenda’s patience as I prepared for weeks before the trip and her attempts to conceal her worry about me biking out on public roads. I was especially surprised when my sister Karen and her husband Terry drove 300 miles to Sioux Falls just to send me off on Sunday!