Aug 17

2:56 pm

Great second to last day. To everyone wondering, Preston is still kicking it. He was a possible bear hazard to keep in my tent last night on top of the mountain, but it was definately worth it. David

6:52 pm
Made it down Washington Pass and celebrating with one last group dinner in Concrete, WA. 71 miles. Brian B.

7:47 pm

Stanton singing “Don’t Stop Believing”. This is the best dinner ever. Miles

11 Responses to “Day 65”

  1. Dianne Shaw says:

    Hope your last day is a spectacular ride.

    You are all amazing young men who have accomplished much on behalf of UNC Lineberger. We thank and salute you. See you at the airport.


    David, happy birthday to you.

  2. Maureen Rosen says:

    We are ALL with you today as you descend into Anacortes and dip those well-worn tires in the ocean. Can’t type through the tears.

  3. Gill says:


    I am sure it will be a dangerous day round those 15 guys as you celebrate your birthday. What a way to celebrate the day by riding into Anacortes and dipping those tires!! Love you, mum. (its a British thing!)

  4. Mary says:

    Time to celebrate! You all did it-congratulations on so many levels. : ) Mary

  5. Tawnya says:

    It has been a pleasure going through this experience w/ you all. I am so proud of all of you. You inspire me & will use that inspiration next summer on my walk across PA. If you are ever in Stewartstown again, please stop by for breakfast. GOD’s Blessings to you all.

  6. Pam Di Mauro says:

    I am so excited for all of you. I am with you all in spirit. I remember in 2005 when Joshua finished his trip from California to Virginia. The excitement and anticipation was very high. You all have a lot to be proud of, enjoy all the GLORY!

  7. Debbie says:

    We are cheering you all on!!! Watching on the site. Can imagine the shouting as you see the first glimpse of water!!! Well done, men!!!! Love, Ma

  8. Don and Barb Tolliver says:

    We have been so excited for you all day today. What a thrill for all of you and all of us who have followed you each day! Can’t wait to hear more your stories! Don and Barb, Rouke’s adopted Aunt and Uncle.

  9. Alan & Sue says:

    David – Have a great Birthday and hope the last day goes really well – Can you smell the sea yet? What an awesome thing you guys have done. Best wishes A&S

  10. Pam DiMauro says:

    Congrats to all of you. I can remember the feeling seeing Joshua finish his bike trip from California to Virginia in 2005. The smiles on all of the biker’s faces was truley something I will never forget. I know the same smiles were the same this afternoon ! I am with you all in spirit. Proud of all of you. You all have memories that you will have in your hearts forever. Thank you for giveing so much to such a great cause. God Bless !

  11. Mike Kennedy says:

    Congratulations – what a great accomplishment! The exhilaration you feel tonight is only matched by the pride of so many – for who you are, for what you have done, and why you did it.

    Can’t wait to hear the stories!I

    As Teddy Roosevelt said 100 years ago (and wouldn’t he have loved to be part of Cycle 10ten) “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better.

    The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

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