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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Bruce's Blog--Day 5--Halfway Through Oregon

Today marks our half way point in Oregon. So far we have crossed through the coastal region, the Willamette Valley, the Cascade Mountains, and the beginning of the high deserts. Seeing a different part of nature every day never makes for a dull moment, I must say.

As for this morning shortly after we woke up, KTVZ stopped by the location at which we were staying to interview us, but before they did that I got a head start on the day and plugged 13 more miles in. Today’s total was 59 miles due to having to wrap up yesterday’s route, and the overall trip totals 218 miles.

The good news is that we’re still on schedule and going strong. Tomorrow will lead us into the center of the high deserts where we may or may not camp out. We haven’t yet decided. We’ll let you know one way or another.

Since we will be a good distance away from any town, we may not have internet, so tomorrow’s and the day after tomorrow’s blog will most likely be posted in the afternoon on Friday.

Thank you for your patience. I was fairly strong today and clipped along at a pretty decent pace for both the running and biking legs. I finished running later in the evening when it was nearing sunset in the high deserts. Tim pulled over for a brief moment to watch it descend below the horizon, which I could not blame him. It was simply beautiful.

I also must share that while I was going through Bend today, I had an accident on my bike. Wind was the culprit. As I was stopping for the last traffic light to turn left on Route 20 East, I unclipped my left cleat so I could maintain a balanced position. Well, I did but for just a short moment.

Before the light turned green, a sudden gust of wind rushed up against my left side and I quickly lost my balance. Unfortunately, as I was falling, I wasn’t able to unclip my right one; consequently, I landed on the knee I’ve been having trouble with. The good news is I was able to regain position, settle in, and go without holding any traffic up.

All is well though. I have only been having minor knee pains, nothing like the first day. Your prayers mean so much. Thank you!

I know it is only the end of the fourth day of our journey, but I would like to start a chain. For each of you out there who reads this blog, make it a point to tell five people you know and have each of them pass it on to five other people and so on. Tell them our goal of raising $1,000,000 and what we’re raising the money for. Word of mouth seems to be the quickest and the most effective way of getting the news out there.

May God bless you all and His will be done.

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