Connect for the CURE

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Day 43: At least I could say, "I didn't stop!"

So.....when we said that 10%-12% inclines were tough yesterday. We were wrong. It was another tough day for Team CURE. Our 92 mile trip took about 6 hrs, traveling through 2 states, and we burned over 7,000 calories. It was physically, mentally, metaphorically, spiritually, figuratively, emotionally, and unanimously taxing. Throughout the day we were continuously hit hard with hill after hill, some even had a 20% grade incline. Every time we turned a corner, there was another one waiting for us. We were drained and Nate was bored. However, we did see some really great things: I, Christian Gagné, passed the 3000 mile mark on my bike (see photo), we went through West Virginia (Voted new worst state because of all the middle fingers we got), and reached our destination in Pittsburgh, PA. Enjoy all of the photos courtesy of Nat Sanchez!

Connect for the CURE would like to give a special thanks to Ed Zurich from the Pittsburgh Red Robin for helping us out by keeping our expenses low and our stomachs full. We would also like to say thank you to Chelsea, Kaitlyn, & Lauren from Chick-fil-a for their unexpected donations and being so kind towards Matt & Nate.


chris said...

Dang, I can't believe there are 20% grades out there like that!!! I guess its them rolling hills. Bummer!!! Hope you guys are staying dry and getting a tailwind!!!

Keep on Persevering only a few hundred more miles!!!

We are all proud of you guys!!!

Keep Pedaling!!!

Debbie said...

Congrats on the progress made and the adversity you all have had to overcome. Continue to pray for your safety. May God continue to be your driving force and source of strength. What a great adventure! DC will inspire you!

All the best!


Marty said...

I have been thinking about you all alot and know this last week will be one of the hardest. YOu are tired and ready to be done. But in 1 week from today you will have traveled over 3,000 miles on your own power!
You all have so much to be proud of and Nate you also have had a difficult job as well being the support person and making sure the needs of Ryan, Matt, and Christian were taken car of. Refer to next com

Marty said...

YOu all have done a great job and I am sure this has changed your lives forever. God will you you all in marvelous ways after having this experience. I know God will give you strength to finish well. 2nd Tim.
4:8&9. I cont. to pray for your safety. See you next next year.