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Thursday, June 19, 2008

Bruce's Blog--Day 19--1,000 Miles

Beautiful scenery in WyomingBruce Trowbridge

I wish I could give some sort of justice to the description of how exhilarating it is to be out on the open road.

It wasn’t too long into the biking leg before I saw a couple of antelopes, one of which decided to speedily take off in the same direction along a fenced off region. It wasn’t able to jump the fence, so apparently it was confident that it could beat me even on my bike. Well, it was right. I was on a slight incline going about 30 mph and, believe it or not, it was just gradually pulling away. I think in the end we were both happy, though. I was happy because I had the grand opportunity to pursue it for a short while and it was happy because it was able to escape.

As I was picking the pace up a bit, I saw this sign that said “Wind gusts could be strong.” Thinking nothing of it, I continued to go faster and faster. It was at 40.9 mph when a “strong gust of wind” took me by surprise and nearly kicked my tires out from underneath me. Since my bike is only 18 pounds and I am not much to secure it from doing such a thing, you could only imagine how startled I was. I would have to say that overall the biking leg was pleasant because the wind was mostly to my back except that of a 10 mile stretch.

Tim and I believe that we saw the Colorado Rockies from a distance since we are pretty far south in Wyoming. Talk about geographical grandeur!

We made our 1,000 mile marker en route today, and we thought that it called for a celebration. What else other than food? We stopped in and ate at Pizza Hut. When the crew found out what we were doing, they were quite well excited and gave it to us on the house. They also checked my bike out.

Thank you Pizza Hut of Green River, Wyoming. I cannot forget to mention that Tim introduced me to feeding the prairie dogs. In fact, Tim had one of them eating out of the palm of his hand. We quickly discovered that they aren’t huge fans of marshmallows but peanuts is an entirely different story.

As for running, it was around 7:00 and very pleasant. The sun was just over two hours from setting and it was breezy. I enjoyed it very much and surprisingly am not sore at all.

I must say that your prayers are working because even to me covering this many miles in one day seems physically unrealistic. The Lord is our strength when we are weak. Calling on Him is what He desires for us to do every day. He has poured out many blessings.

Normally, it is supposed to be 10-15 degrees warmer than it is right now. I have not yet been poured on since I left Heceta Beach. The continued support of family, friends, and brothers and sisters in Christ is very encouraging.

There is so much need and hurt in the world, and through the Lord, while working together, we can make a great difference. Life without being able to worship the Lord and helping others seems senseless.

I hope all is well for you. God bless!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Green River, Wy been there a couple of times. Miles from everywhere!!!! Not exactly Potter County.

From Nats Brooksville, Fl.

Friday, June 20, 2008 10:44:00 PM EDT

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

Green River, Wy been there a couple of times. Miles from everywhere!!!! Not exactly Potter County.

From Nats Brooksville, Fl.