Sharing the Good News of the Cross of Jesus Christ
Supporting Missions Around the World, Bicycling 5000 Miles Across America
Mapping the Journey, One Pedal At A Time
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Monday, July 9, 2012
Day 23, the first rainy day!
By this time, the rain no longer seemed to be a threat so we headed onward to Wichita. The road was 4 lane coming out of Pratt, then was 2 lane for awhile with a nice shoulder, then back to 4 lane for a time with a terrible shoulder and Russ rode on the right lane's edge with not too much traffic. For about 10 miles there was a GREAT 4 lane road with a wide shoulder but had perpendicular rumble strips every 15 yards or so...not conducive for bike riding! We are used to parallel rumble strips just past the white stripe, and we can deal with them. So back to the right lane again! The traffic got heavier as we approached Wichita, it was a "pray without ceasing" time for me again! The white knuckle times are around the exit and on-ramps of the highway, especially when it intersects with an Interstate. My hands were gripping the wheel, so I didn't take many pictures today! At one point in Wichita, we passed a billboard I normally would have taken a photo of, but there was too much traffic. It said FORGE AHEAD...that was a message for me! I was a little nervous about the traffic, but it's my job to be the big object for people to see and avoid so they don't hit Russ. I am VERY thankful for the protection I felt as we traveled on the roads!
We arrived at La Quinta in Wichita at 2:30. Russ was ready for a shower, then we went to spend time in the beautiful pool in a courtyard just outside our room.
Today was an 83 mile day bringing the total trip mileage so far up to 1537 miles...on a BIKE...doesn't that sound unbelievable?! We are over half way to our destination, only by the strength and grace of God! Thank you for praying us through, we appreciate all your encouragement and prayers. We couldn't do it without you!
I'd better go put my feet up again! Until tomorrow,
Russ & the KLUTZ!
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
The CrossNAmerica trip is First to be a witness of the significance of the Cross of Jesus Christ and Its Foundational Influence Upon This Nation. Its Even the Glue That Holds Us Together. "LAMININ"
Secondly we are raising pledges per mile or single pledges to support any of the five mission organizations listed on this blog or any other worthy Christian mission effort around the world, locally or globally.
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
1 Corinthians 1:18