June 16, 2014

Day 15: 1,207 miles comes to an end

How do you put 1,207 miles of blood, sweat, flat tires, and tears into words?

June 13, 2014

Day 14: More dogs. And Notre Dame!

It’s surreal to think that Day 14 means that we’re almost done with this ride, but it’s true. We began the second-to-last day of our trip with a wonderful breakfast, a detour caused by a road closure, MORE dog chases (what is up with dogs and bikes??), and strong headwinds. However, that rough start was not…

June 12, 2014

Day 13: Dead ends and rain

We began the morning of Day 13 with a lovely breakfast at Justin’s family’s lake house. After spending some quality time with his dad (we consider it a pre-game for Father’s Day), we had a really great devotional, which set us up for what would prove to be a slightly difficult morning. This was primarily…

June 11, 2014

Day 12: You can’t bike over water

What did we learn on Day 12? Well, for starters, we learned that it is illegal for bikes to traverse bridges over water [insert Simon and Garfunkle pun here]. After enjoying a lovely breakfast in Bay Village and encountering even more people who were interested in the ride, we came to the realization that we would…

June 10, 2014

It Goes Beyond Just Water

Leading up to this ride and during this ride, we have casually mentioned the word “WASH” throughout. But we’ve probably never completely explained what WASH is or why it’s important. So, here goes: WASH is the industry-standard acronym for water access, sanitation, and hygiene, WASH, is not an easy concept to work with for designers, marketers,…

June 09, 2014

Day 10: Good company makes the day better

On Day 10, what could have been a painful trek (we had heavy rain for almost the entire day) was made much better by the presence of good company. Yesterday, we had the chance to ride our 75 mile ride with our close friend, Ken Visocky O’Grady. With a fresh pair of cycling legs, Ken…

June 08, 2014

Day 9: To O-H-I-O

We never thought we’d see the end of New York (did we really just spend about 7 days in that state?) but we finally made our way into new territories.  Day 9 saw us make a quick entrance/exit into Pennsylvania (sorry, Pennsylvania) and usher in a new state, Ohio. We won’t say that we were…

June 06, 2014

Day 8: More lovely people…and more dogs.

As Day 8’s go, our Day 8 was pretty great.

June 06, 2014

Day 7: People pay attention

An interesting thing happens when you arrive at a lunch location (or any location, really) with a pod of sweating cyclists clad in identical riding gear and an RV decked out with Wheels4Water insignia: people pay attention.

June 05, 2014

Day 6: Sometimes you just have bad luck

Sometimes, you just have a turn of bad luck and you are helpless to stop it.