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Hi, I’m Mihai Posteuca, I live in Portland, Oregon, originally from Romania. I’m writing about today’s ride from Martin, SD to Porcupine, SD. Today’s ride was a little bit shorter, but nevertheless, not easier because of very strong front and side winds. Porcupine is a small village in the Pine Ridge area. North of US 18 on the Big Foot Trail toward Porcupine you can’t help but for the next 15 miles admire the beauty of the rolling hills with the horses and cows grazing freely as far as the eye can see. Having a tail wind was not bad at all either.

The smell of the freshly cut grass gives the whole panorama a finishing touch that just a Divine Hand of a Creator can do.

by Mike Wieser

I found The Fuller Center For Housing Bike Adventure two years ago when I was researching various charity bike rides. After reading about the goal and mission of the FCBA, I knew I had to be a part of it. Each year’s ride follows a different route, yet I could not have plotted a better route, as it brought me to friends and family in small towns and large cities alike.

by Tim Grembowski

FCBA has been overwhelming in so many wonderful ways. It started with all the encouragement from family and friends as they gave to an organization that many knew nothing about. It inspired me to try to be a worthy representative of their actions in faith. I have greatly appreciated my wife Brenda’s patience as I prepared for weeks before the trip and her attempts to conceal her worry about me biking out on public roads. I was especially surprised when my sister Karen and her husband Terry drove 300 miles to Sioux Falls just to send me off on Sunday!

by Michael Lamorgese

Get up, get up, it's that time of day
We don't wanna miss breakfast with FCBA
Fruit, cereal, and a lot more
I just can’t wait to explore!

I asked everyone if it's time to go,
But they laughed and said, “no, no”
We can’t leave before devotion
Because God gives us the land and ocean
Silly me how could I forget, also
Thank you Lord for those who I have met.

They say to take the trip 20 miles at a time
But it’s hard to do when you have nothing to climb
So we reflect on our past experiences, in the meantime.

The lives of homeowners that we’ve helped
Giving them happiness so their hearts melt,
We love to help those in need,

We are here to make a better community,
And the way to start is within the heart
by Lydia Huelskamp

Oh it is well with my soul. A rest day. How beautiful are those words to a group of 30 something riders who have ridden 500 plus miles in six straight days. We are now in our eighth state and though our muscles are aching, our eyes are heavy, and our minds are continuously tracking the mileage, we are so joyful to have a church floor to come and lay our heads on for a little longer. Some are working on their bikes, some are napping, and some are exploring the city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We have riders leaving us to return home and others coming to join our life of cycling. Sunday is a welcomed treat.