Sea2Sea Challenge Results of Week 1 – 23-29 Apr

The first week of our cycle ride has far exceeded our expectations.  We’ve cycled 435 miles through sunshine and rain with lows in the low 50s to the highs in the high 70s and mercifully with a wind to our back most of the day.

Here are just of few of the faces:  ImagePenny Romito from Ocean Shores, Washington,

 

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Preacher Bill from Oakville,

 

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Richard, Stan, and Jerry in Longview from Disabled American Veterans in Kelso, Longview

 

ImageBut among the highlights of the week, was the visit from Hope Gallinger-Long at our stop in Bingen, Washington.  Hope’s husband, Ryley, was killed by a sniper in Afghanistan on Aug 11, 2011 and we were struck and humbled by her resilience and determination to honour her husband’s memories and the memories of those in uniform who have made sacrifices for us and our country since 9/11.

 

That is our daily commitment during our daily remembrance of those who have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.  However, we also are committed to recognise those numerous US and UK military charities that are providing such a valuable service, and we feel privileged to highlight them on a daily basis.

Our final ‘R’ is to rejoice in our wonderful countries, both the United States and Great Britain and the people that are making this journey the ride of a lifetime.

So it’s week one done, and the rest of Washington, Idaho, and Montana awaiting us.  So to those Washingtonians who have made us feel so welcome, we thank you for helping to make this the ride of a lifetime.

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