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by Alice Hibma

One of my favorite parts about the Bicycle Adventure is the ever changing scenery. Each day has brought more of the variety and beauty of God's creation into view and today was no different. As we gathered for our morning route meeting shortly after 5, the sunrise over the hills to the east was beautiful. We don't usually start off quite that early, but with over 94 miles on the agenda, it was a wise decision to get an early jump on the heat.

Today we left behind the forests of Idaho and rode through mile after mile of rolling hills covered with wheat. Thanks to the farmers who stopped to talk with Tom and Lois at our last rest stop of the day, we learned the other crops we saw along the way were garbanzo beans and split peas. It was all beautiful and I enjoyed seeing some combines in action. Harvest is a fun time of year.
by David Sperry

54 beautiful miles today on the trail of the Coeur d' Alenes. The first hour was with a group of seven cyclists cruising in a pace-line at 22-23 mph. The second hour + was more relaxed as we enjoyed the sights of one of the most beautiful places on earth.
by Steve Hopkins

Wow. These people are crazy in an awesome sort of way. I have only been along since Missoula and I don't think I've had more than 3 consecutive hours of sleep. My diet is all upside down. I had more snicker doodles the other day in ten minutes than I've had in the past ten months. I am eating anything I can get my hands on and it's great.

“It’s not about the bike.” Each of us can put our own ‘spin’ on this well-known quote. Cycling is one of my passions, and I’ve explored many countries on the saddle. I’ve also done humanitarian work throughout the global village. But I have never experienced the powerful combination of biking and building in one mission. As much as I am in awe of the scenery along our route, I am even more impacted by the ‘behind the scenes’ work that goes in to planning and executing such a mission.
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.