Well folks, we finished the ride with a beautiful view of the Mississippi River peeking through the trees on the bluffs alongside the trail.
We had a gorgeous day for a ride, even with the steeply inclined hills we traversed couldn’t dampen our spirits. Not only did we make sure to have plenty of pie and fruit smoothies, but there was even time for an interview with KWWL news channel 7! Thanks a million to folks who have spread the word far and wide, I have also been contacted by Iowa Public Radio so we’ll see how that pans out now that I’m back in an urban setting.
I must also give a quick shout out to Tyler from the Spoken Wheel for keeping the bambike running smoothly and making sure that my brake was in working order! And to all of the wonderful folks we met along the way (Paul is pictured here, Hi Paul!)…
I want to express profound gratitude to everyone who has followed this blog, this ride has been all about the journey and not the finish line. I’m still processing what has truly been a life-changing event and will offer up some thoughts in the coming days (after I’ve readjusted to 21st century technology life!). We are still working with InHand Abra and getting the bamboo processing tank funded~ I will continue to keep this site updated as the campaign progresses.
Maraming maraming salamat (Deep graditude)!!!
-Vanessa and the BamBoys