Riding Through Three States

by Lindsey Bawcom

Although today started out a bit rough weather wise, it turned out tobe a great ride day! We rode about 95 miles starting from Spirit Lake, Iowa to Sioux Falls, South Dakota.The coolest part for me was getting the surprise of actually riding through three states…I didn’t realize that we would be biking in Minnesota. This ride marks the end of our biking for this segment,-a total of about 540 miles! I have to admit that at the beginning of the week I was questioning myself about what I had signed up for and if I could even complete another day. It was hard, I probably should’ve trained better, and I was unsure of where I ‘fit in.’ As I rode into the church parking lot today with another Fuller Center Bicycle Adventurist, all I could do was smile and
laugh to the point that tears were streaming down my cheeks. The feeling of accomplishment, the friends and memories I’ve made, and the humbling satisfaction of knowing that what we’re doing is making a difference in someone’s life is absolutely amazing and truly rewarding. This has been such a wonderful experience and I’m excited to see what the next couple of weeks have in store.



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