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Waiting on laundry to dry in Hannibal, Missouri. Crossed the Mississippi today! Exciting!
I’m good. I hope you are too. On to the Great Plains! Laterz peeps.
So as the title says, I will be biking 114 miles tomorrow. Yes! 114 miles!! Yike is what I’m thinking right now, bring stuffed with cheesecake and ice cream.
We will be going from Huntington, West Virginia to Paris, Kentucky. I’m planning on surviving to Paris. :-)
After we make it to Paris, we will be heading to Louisville, Kentucky!!! “Why is that significant,” you ask?? Cause we have one of our two or three off days this summer in Louisville! Whoohoo!!
And by “day off,” I mean we don’t have to bike or build! It’s truly a day off! :-) I’m planning on sleeping in and my parents and brother will be in town too so I’ll get to see them and spend some time with them on Saturday.
I hope you’re all doing great and enjoying the summer so far! I’m having the summer of my life! Thanks again to all those who helped me get here and for those who believed in me! It’s meant the world to me! :-)
Until the next time, I’m out! Staying safe.
What’s up you guys? I hope your summer is going great!
Sorry for not updating you guys sooner but I’ve been a bit busy. Today, Sean and I presented our affordable housing curriculum after dinner. Today’s ride was awesome! It was nice and short. Most of us were at the lunch site before 11 then we traveled the last 15 or so miles to the host site here in Harrisburg. The terrain was nice and not too hilly. :-)
So we are currently at the beginning of 11 straight days of cycling without a build day or a day off! Tomorrow will be day 3 of 11. We are getting very close to our 80 mile per day average. That’ll be happening in two or three days! It’s going to be challenging but I can do it!
God! I’ve already bike from Providence to Harrisburg!! That’s so insane! I can survive this summer! :-D
Don’t hate me if I don’t check in with you guys for another few days… I’m going to be making it to Louisville before I get a day off again!
Later guys. Have a good week!
48 miles. I hate Connecticut’s hills. The last 15 or so miles were amazing! New England is so beautiful! I will definitely visit again! There are so many quaint villages and history is woven right into the towns and cities. One village I saw today was founded back in the 1760s.
Tonight we are in Middletown, Connecticut. At another church. Lutheran this time. The town is beautiful! We crossed a crazy dangerous bridge. Missed the turn for the sidewalk and got stuck crossing the bridge in the shoulder… which was about 2 inches wide. Literally.
Sleep time in a bit. Talk at you guys later.
Got up. Packed this morning. Helped on chores (water and gatorade coolers).
After all that, we headed to some boat club for our Atlantic wheel-dipping. After all the pics we headed out of town, across Rhode Island, and into Plainfield, Connecticut!
Thanks to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church here for putting us up and feeding us. Thanks to the city hall for letting us shower! That is always FAB!!
Today’s ride was some 38 miles or so. Many more hills than I was expecting… Do you think “hills” when you think “Rhode Island”?? I didn’t. Welp, I was wrong.
A couple more things… 1. This year’s P2C route has raised appropriately $130,000 for affordable housing! That’s awesome! 2. Providence’s ABC affiliate was at the Habitat of Providence’s build. There were cameras and I heard we were on the six o’clock news. Google it of you want to and let me know what you see. :-)
We are eating. Good night.
Tomorrow we will leave Providence after a quick wheel dip in one of the salt-water bays around here. Then we are heading out of Rhode Island to Connecticut!
The forecast is rain all day and 65. Lovely. :-)
Hey guys! Wassup?
I hope your all great. So if you haven’t figured it out, this summer I am going to be blogging from my phone. Right here. On the wonderfully hard floors our amazing hosts have been so kind to provide. Bike & Build simply couldn’t do what we do without the tremendous donations off all of our sponsors, corporate sponsors, and hosts sites which donate food, a place to sleep, and (if we are lucky) showers.
So from this - the beginning - I apologize for the spell/grammar mistakes that will occur in these posts. Hopefully the posts will make sense. I, yes even I, have grown to appreciate the value of spell and grammar checks. Unfortunately my phone largely lacks both. We’ll survive. That’s my motto for the next ten weeks: We be surviving!!! Woohoo!
Today orientation continued. Then we did some safety training and drills. We came back to St. Martin’s for lunch and then broke up into three groups for our first rides! 18 miles. Went great! Lovely bike trails around the bays surrounding Providence. We got some experience riding in small groups through urban areas. I accidentally ran over a chipmonk. That was awful! There was a lighthouse!!! :-D
Tomorrow is our first build day with Habitat of Providence! Can’t wait!
We head out of Providence and away from St. Martin’s before Mass starts on Sunday at 8 am. They have been tremendous!
Good day/good night to you all! More later. Peace out from Providence.