By Gerry McCusker (our Scotsman by way of Australia)
Well this, I didn’t expect on the start of the ride; a food intolerant bug that’s turned my gut into a washing
But after morning prayers with the accommodating Shane Claiborne and his wife Katie, Kert took me to the health clinic this morning, and I soon had a new dietary regime in place and the strength to give service by working on a street clean under the supervision of Block Captain, Mike.
The sports curse of the William Penn statue
The soap opera of the Rocky film propThe myth of the Liberty Bell
But the coolest part of the day came right out of the blue; and on one of the toughest streets in the area we were staying.
About five minutes from Shane’s The Simple Way HQ, a group of local Kensington kids riding BMX/Mountain bikes, created an impromptu ‘guard of honor’ by popping wheelies alongside our cohort, for three full blocks along Kensington Ave. Aged 10-14 they seemed to love our orange jersey procession and took photos at stop lights. Seeing their energy and exuberance really showed their strength and spirit – the best part of a great Fuller Center day in Philly for me!