Build Day in Porcupine, SD
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.
What I find interesting on projects that are done with this group is the way that individuals step up to do the work. All of these individuals have a skill they bring with them they will use on this ride and they put that skill to use making repairs. This is what happens on the projects that are being undertaken with Fuller Center Bike Adventure riders on their trip across America.
I’m riding one segment of the Bike Adventure, the South Dakota segment from Sioux Falls to Rapid City. Everyone is welcome on this ride and you get the feeling this group have been friends for long time. It shows in the way they work together on the bikes, and while doing chores that need to be done that keep the group going forward. They don’t care if you come in first or last on a day of riding, everyone is welcomed.