Last night we stayed at the
This church, once again, was beyond amazing and offered remarkable hospitality and generosity. They were SO ready for us, too! As we arrived they were waiting with a brigade of vehicles to take us to the school a few blocks away, where locker rooms were opened to us for some of the most amazing and powerful showers ever. Then we returned to the church where a homemade feast was waiting for us. AWESOME.
As we left this morning, the pastor, who is also the fire chief, escorted us out of town with the fire truck and flashing lights to be sure we made it safely over a dangerous (huge!) hill where a biker was killed a couple years ago.
It is now and we are just leaving
After a quick stop at the Great Divide for pictures, we are well on our way. For taking an hour long break for pie, we are 30 miles into our 110 mile day. The weather is gorgeous, the sun is shinning (but not too hot yet), and Gregg Mwendwa is leading the pack! Clearly, taking a rest the past couple of days (sleeping in the van!) has been good for him, and it is good to see his rested legs working so hard this morning.
The team is in better spirits today, too. I think it helps that we had a great night of rest last night, followed by encouraging words that nearly all of the ride today is going downhill. This is much needed after having spend the last 3 days climbing up the mountains… we knew we’d have to come down eventually, but it sure feels great for the day to have finally arrived!
After today, we will have completed a quarter of our ride. That is so exciting!!! It is also really sad as we realize how quickly time is passing by. It is so hard to believe we met for the first time only two weeks ago today. It feels like we have been together for a couple months (in a good way).