Saturday, June 23, 2012

I'm leaving on a jet plane...

From a week of biking now to the air I go. Just got on the plane getting ready to head to El Salvador for a Fuller Center Global Builders trip. Looking forward to the week of building, fellowship, and helping a family in need!

Monday, June 18, 2012

60 miles and feeling good!

Today was a nice flat ride. At the beginning I was a little worried about keepin up and for the first 20 I kept up with the group averaging 16.5 miles per hours. The second 20 was going good until I was pulling the group and the wind started to increase. I decided to back it down a little and fell back into a lower pace. Later in the morning I began to hear some noises in my front wheel and figured I loosen a spoke. The last 8 miles was hard and my legs really were feeling the pain from the long fast miles earlier in the day but I was determined to finish strong and kept going. Once I made it in my spoke made the final pop and Allen help fix it. It is a temporary fix and tomorrow I will try to find a bicycle shop to get it all fixed up. Tomorrow we are heading into GA and will be another nice short ride at only 57 miles. I'm liking these shorter days. Well it's bed time so to bed I go. Goodnight and until we meet again God bless.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Ready or not...

The weeks have quickly past and yesterday I arrived in Charleston, SC greeted by some great old friends and many more new ones. Today was an off day so we spent the morning relaxing, attending church, and exploring the town. Tomorrow is my first ride day of the 2012 FCBA and I am really excited to get on the road. Each day is a new day on the road but it's so much more. Getting out biking and riding for families in so much need. This last year I have gotten to travel to some of the poorest places in the world and see first hand families living in conditions I would never wish upon anyone. My trip to Peru was one of the hardest and the families really touched my heart. That is why for this year I am riding to raise money for two families. Families which daily face challenges to find food, to provide a roof over there head, or even clean water to drink. So each mile I will think about those families, their suffering and the daily trials they face. So join me this week and help me help families have a simple, decent and affordable place to call home.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Back to the Bike...

After two year "Where in the World is Hailey" is BACK for the 2012 Fuller Center Bicycle Adventure! 

Can't you see the excitement in my face! 

Come join me on the journey and check back to learn more about my upcoming adventures! 

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Shoshone National Forest

Our first day back we rode through Shoshone National Forest on the way to Jackson, WY.
On the way up the mountain the road was closed so we had to take the pilot car up the mountain. Here is Sarah in the back of the pick-up truck.
 At the top of the mountain there was this most AMAZING lake with a perfect view. It totally seemed unreal.
After the lake we saw the best sign of the trip. A 6% down grade for 17 miles!!!
At the bottom we came out to the valley. Here is a view of the Tetons! The next day we climbed these! That's right.

Chadron Clean-up

While waiting for the bus trip to St. Louis we stayed in Chadron, NE. We were hit with a tornado so we decided to help the town out and clean up the community. All 29 of us set out and helped about 30 homeowners across the town. It was an amazing experience and I know Paige would of loved it.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

South Dakota

So I have finally been able to upload some photos. Here is the beautiful South Dakota landscape. This photo was taken shortly before the accident. The peacefulness of this photo reminds me of the good times we had in South Dakota.