On July 31st of 2016, my Bike & Build team dipped their wheels in the Pacific Ocean. On July 31st, I was at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center learning how to live again. I barely remember that day. I remember looking at the white board in my room and seeing the date, and thinking “Oh, my team should be reaching the west coast today”.
When Anne and I dipped our tires in the Atlantic Ocean 2.5 months earlier, we expected to be with our team on July 31st. We had earned it.
The woman who hit us took a lot away from me- She took a wonderful friend; she took my ability to walk; she took the rest of an amazing summer. I won’t let her take my wheel dip.
This summer, I will be finishing my cross country ride and will finally dip my wheel in the Pacific Ocean. Plans are in motion, and we’re just trying to finalize the details. I’m planning on setting off on June 18th and hitting Haystack Rock on July 13th. I hope you’ll join me and my teammates as we head west to the coast. You in?