Day 32 – a ride across Massachusetts – pretty, but HUMID! I found it as tough to climb in the humidity as it was at higher altitudes. I even dipped my toe, so to speak, in Connecticut and Rhode Island. CT was for about two minutes – literally. It was only for about a half mile. Rhode Island was a little longer – maybe an hour! But, I rode into them, so they are part of the history of this journey. 🙂 Rhode Island didn’t have a welcome sign, or any sign for that matter. When I entered, the sign was covered because of road construction. And when I left, there were no signs. I’ll improvise.
When we got into the campground – which is FULL for July 4th weekend – we had a great visit from Lydia Comfort Dog and her team of which I am now an honorary member!
This adventure is almost done. So has it been a solo ride? I may be the only one out on the road on a bike, but I certainly haven’t been riding alone!
Out there with me:
God – Soli Deo Gloria! – I’m pretty sure He intervened a few times (or at least one of His angels did)!
The SAG Team – I absolutely could not have done this without them! If I had tried, it would have been really, really, really, really hard! And it would not have been nearly as enjoyable!
SAG Base – Christy K back at home who connected us with all of the Comfort Dog Teams along the way and made sure we had shelter everywhere and kept the SAG Team sane.
LCC Comfort Dog Teams – Aaron, Cubby, Moses, Eddie, Joy, Katie, Barnabas, Gracie*, Shami*, Anna, Lydia, and soon to meet, Obadiah. You were there at the right time, every time providing comfort, shelter, food and friendship!
Tom J – The one who kick started my journey by pulling me back into good health and inspiring me with stories of his own adventures trekking through the Sierras.
Jena T – Always there with a smile, positive attitude, encouragement and interest.
My St. John’s Lutheran family who supported, encouraged and prayed every step of the way.
My KP staff, Sharon and Theresa who made me laugh and held down the fort.
Andrea, Aka. East Coast Support Crew Leader – and my sister who happens to have MS and inspired this ride to be so much more than just a bucket list check off.
Penni and Jennie – My cross training buds who motivate me to get across those state lines. It’s all about the bling – and so much more!
Felix who makes me feel like a lucky guy!
Kathy W, who tried desperately to implant songs in my head.
Everyone following along and commenting/liking posts or just sending good vibes.
All of the Good Humans I’ve met along the way.
Everyone who has donated to the cause.
Everyone following who has MS (or other). I ride because they can’t.
So thanks for coming along! It has helped me more than you know!
Song of the day:
* 7/6/17- Addendum – I almost forgot Shami and Gracie! How could I? 😦 Shami drove an hour to greet me at 7 am to make sure I had a great day! Thanks Shami! Love you and Toni! 🙂 And Gracie got us through the hail storm in Iowa!