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S: Bike & Build Central US 2010

FC: Bike & Build Central US 2010 |

1: Bike & Build CUS 2010 Emma Betz, Sarah Graham, Jen Carboni, David Lim, Britt Simmerman, Kristen Dyke, Sharif Morad, Aileen Strickland, Lindsay Varquez, Sarah Crawford, Raleigh Tubb, Emily Frost, Kathryn Vculek, Caroline Grady, Jen Hock, Sarah Whitehurst, Jen Hunt, Laura Frings, Zach Sheehan, Noah Morganstern, Alyson Fletcher, Jesse Young, Will Paradis, Andy Reagan, Jesse Bright, Mark Hunneycutt, Derrick Thiel, Will Green, Joe Allen, Christina Henning, Heather Ryan

2: Day 1-2 May 19-20, 2010 | Arrival at VA Beach, bike assembly, shakedown ride, trailer painting and bike clinic.

4: Day 1: Friday, May 21st Virginia Beach, VA to Suffolk, VA 54.6mi | First route meeting | Getting our energy for the first ride

5: To the beach! | Wheel dip in the Atlantic Ocean

6: Getting ready for a motivational speech from Kristian | Heather made us all spoke cards | First lunch

7: Emily taught us yoga after our first ride | Clearly Britt isn't flexible | And Derrick was tired

8: Day 2: Saturday, May 22nd Suffolk, VA to Waverly, VA 42.7mi

9: Really cool marsh in VA

10: Day 3: Sunday, May 23rd Waverly, VA to Blackstone, VA 58.2mi | The beginning of the bromances | Day 4: Monday, May 24th Blackstone, VA to Dillwyn, VA 62.7mi | Some dancing to warm up

11: Where the sidewalk ends... | The Jesus bus | Driving the Jesus bus

13: The Dillwyn Dozen

14: Day 5: Tuesday, May 25th Dillwyn, VA to Charlottesville, VA ~46mi | Happy birthday Raleigh | To Charlottesville we go! | Time to let loose in C-ville

15: Their relationship captured in a photo | Derrick...the resident model

16: The beginning of the karaoke tradition

18: Day 6: Wednesday, May 26th Build day #1 in Charlottesville, VA | The house to the right is the one we worked on with CR09

19: Day 7: Thursday, May 27th Build day #2 at the ReStore in C-Ville | Joe Allen is the fastest shotgunner ever | Day 8: Friday, May 28th Charlottesville, VA to Lexington, VA 84.7mi | The Cookie Lady of Afton Mountain's bike house

20: Me and June Curry: The Cookie Lady | Loving the Blue Ridge Parkway

21: Day 9: Saturday, May 29th Lexington, VA to Marlinton, WV ~77mi | Prematurely celebrating what we thought was the end of the Appalachian Mountains | First state line...Hello WV!! | Jammin out with some church folk in Marlinton

22: Day 10: Sunday, May 30th Marlinton, WV to Summersville, WV 73.2mi | The start of 3 consecutive really hard climbs | Riding through the fog | Stretch break at the gnome house

23: Climbed through the fog and came out above it | At the top of the longest climb of the day: 5 mi | Day 11: Monday, May 31st Summersville, WV to Charleston WV 78.7mi

24: Day 12: Tuesday, June 1st Charleston, WV to Huntington WV 49.9mi | Memorial fountain at Marshall University in memory of those who died in the plane crash | Day 13: Wednesday, June 2nd Huntington, WV to Portsmouth, OH 59.1mi | The beginning of Joe's facial hair fun

25: Q: How many people can you fit on a hay bale? A: 8 | Day 14: Thursday, June 3rd Portsmouth, OH to Georgetown, OH 61.5mi Swordfighting with spoons? | State line #2 Hello Ohio

26: Day 15: Friday, June 4th Georgetown, OH to Cincinatti, OH 51.1mi | Always nice to relax at the pool after a long day of cycling (and play with your creeper stash if you're Noah) | Day 16: Saturday, June 5th Build day in Cincinatti | Quick detour to Kentucky

27: The future homeowner, Chala, and I on top of her roof | Day 17: Sunday, June 6th Cincinatti, OH to Columbus, IN 86.4mi No Indiana state line :( | She so pretty!

28: Circle S Ranch Greensburg, IN | Bottle feeding a baby water buffalo | Feeding bread to an American Black Bear | Letting some Bison nibble on some corn

29: 2 day old deer | Capuchin Monkey | Week old tiger cub | Bottle feeding the tiger cub...No big deal

30: Day 18: Monday, June 7th Columbus, IN to Bloomington, IN 40.7mi | Playing in the University of Indiana's fountain | "I bet we can swing her like a child."

31: Day 19: Tuesday, June 8th Bloomington, IN to Terre Haute, IN 59.2mi | Little snuggle sesh at nap time | Day 20: Wednesday, June 9th Terre Haute, IN to Effingham, IL 67.3mi | Modeling after a day of riding with faux black eyes

32: Day 21: Thursday, June 10th Effingham, IL to Greenville, IL 51.4mi | Day of the Crazies!

33: Day 22: Friday, June 11th Greenville, IL to St. Louis, MO 67.5mi | The bridge that would take us across the Mississippi | State line #5

34: Checking out the arch | That's Aileen! Doing a handstand | Day 23: Saturday, June 12th Build day in St. Louis with Rebuilding Together | I am certainly ready to do some flooring

35: Day 24: Sunday, June 13th St. Louis, MO to Washington, MO 55.3mi | First day of the Katy trail. It was gorgeous but infested with mosquitoes | Day 25: Monday, June 14th Washington, MO to Jefferson City, MO 78.2mi

36: Day 26: Tuesday, June 15th Jefferson City, MO to Sedalia, MO 61.1mi | Day 27: Wednesday, June 16th Sedalia, MO to Kansas City, MO 90.2 | The dog chased us at like 18mph for a few miles

37: Day 28: Thursday, June 17th Build day #1 with KC Habitat for Humanity | Tearing down and replacing the porch on the 30 year old Habitat home | The debut of the half beard

38: Free tickets to the Kansas City Royals game? | Sure, why not? | Day 29: Friday, June 18th Build day #2 with KC Habitat | Spent the morning framing all the walls for a new home

39: Then spent the afternoon building doghouses to be sold at the ReStore | Day 30: Saturday, June 19th Kansas City, MO to Lawrence, KS 59.1mi First day in Kansas and it's a thunderstorm | Day 31: Sunday, June 20th Lawrence, KS to Manhattan, KS 85.9mi

40: Zach learned to ride no-handed! | Day 32: Monday, June 21st Day off #1 Manhattan, KS Playing a little around the world ping-pong | Day 33: Tuesday, June 22nd Manhattan, KS to Clay Center, KS 40.4mi | Changing my first flat

41: Baby monkey at the creepiest zoo ever | Day 34: Wednesday, June 23rd Clay Center, KS to Beloit, KS 55.5mi | Just waiting in line for the climbing wall with the kids

42: Day 35: Thursday, June 24th Beloit, KS to Phillipsburg, KS 79mi | The world's largest ball of sisal twine! | Sarah's way of combating chamois itch

43: Day 36: Friday, June 25th Phillipsburg, KS to Oberlin, KS 66.3mi | We were on the edge of a time zone so it was still light out at 10pm | Day 37: Saturday, June 26th Oberlin, KS to St. Francis, KS 69.1mi | Tio ready for the US world cup game with J.Bright in the background doing his morning dance

44: Tio after riding 40+ miles with facepaint | Sharif opens the flood gates for prom dates | We got free bowling that night!

45: Day 38: Sunday, June 27th St. Francis, KS to Akron, CO 86.7mi | All the girls | All the boys

46: One of the best nights of the trip | With, by far, the best sunset | Day 39: Monday, June 28th Akron, CO to Denver, CO 104.8mi

47: First sighting of the Rocky Mountains | Wooo we're in Denver! | A professional photographer rented space in the church we stayed in | and he asked us if he could do a photo shoot with us

48: Day 40: Tuesday, June 29th Race for a Place fundraiser in Denver | Asian tourist shot | My favorite spot in Denver | How Denverites take their bikes up and down stairs

49: Day 41: Wednesday, June 30th Denver, CO to Boulder, CO ~46mi | The Rockies are getting closer!! | Day 42: Thursday, July 1st Build day in Boulder

50: The quadplex that we worked on in Boulder is now completed as of Feb 2011 | Day 43: Friday, July 2nd Boulder, CO to Estes Park, CO 56.2mi

51: View of the Rockies from the entrance of the Eagle Rock School | Day 44: Saturday, July 3rd Estes Park, CO to Granby, CO 68.2mi Welcome to the Rocky Mountains!

52: The summit of Trail Ridge Rd. | And now for prom!!

54: Day 45: Sunday, July 4th Granby, CO to Kremmling, CO 26.4mi

55: First night camping | Happy 4th of July!! | Day 46: Monday, July 5th Kremmling, CO to Steamboat Springs, CO 52.8mi | Hanging out with Honest Abe in Steamboat

56: Day 47: Tuesday, July 6th Day off in Steamboat Springs | Free alpine sliding! | Day 48: Wednesday, July 7th Steamboat Springs, CO to Maybell, CO 72mi Day two of camping

57: Day 49: Thursday, July 8th Maybell, CO to Vernal, UT 91.7mi

58: Day 50: Friday, July 9th Vernal, UT to Flaming Gorge, UT 41.4mi | Getting into the high desert | Day 51: Saturday, July 10th Flaming Gorge, UT to Rock Springs, WY 66.5mi

59: Getting into red rock country | Day 52: Sunday, July 11th Rock Springs, WY to Pinedale, WY 101.1mi The start of the photo scavenger hunt

60: Photo with an animal | Day 53: Monday, July 12th Pinedale, WY to Jackson, WY ~79mi | Riding along the Snake River | Model Pose

61: Farmer photo | Day 54: Tuesday, July 13th Day off in Jackson | Picnic a port-o-potty

62: Amazing sunset at the Ambler's | Day 55: Wednesday, July 14th Jackson, WY to Idaho Falls, ID 85.8mi At the top of Teton Pass | you da ho

63: Day 56: Thursday, July 15th Build day in Idaho Falls | Before... | After | Day 57: Friday, July 16th Idaho Falls, ID to Arco, ID 70.8mi

64: Episode 13: Lemming operates a nuclear reactor | One of many pickle themed restaurants | Day 58: Saturday, July 17th Arco, ID to Challis, ID 84mi

65: We got beds!! | First grant meeting | Day 59: Sunday, July 18th Challis, ID to Stanley, ID ~56.8mi The absolute best day of the trip | Relaxing in natural hot springs!

66: 180 degree water flowed down the mountain and under the road and into the river | Headed towards the Sawtooth Mountains | Best campsite except that Stanley, ID was the coldest place in the country that night

67: Day 60: Monday, July 19th Stanley, ID to Idaho City, ID ~88mi | Preparing to leave on the coldest morning ever | Day 61: Tuesday, July 20th Idaho City, ID to Boise, ID 38.85mi | Day 62: Wednesday, July 21st Day off in Boise, ID

68: Day 63: Thursday, July 22nd Boise, ID to Ontario, OR 62.3mi | Bontrager Hardcases are amazing | Day 64: Friday, July 23rd Ontario, OR to Unity, OR 83mi

69: Messing around on the side of the road | Day 65: Saturday, July 24th Unity, OR to John Day, OR 49.2mi | 1 mile above sea level!

70: Day 66: Sunday, July 25th John Day, OR to Dayville, OR 31.45mi

71: Day 67: Monday, July 26th Dayville, OR to Fossil, OR 70mi

72: Cookout in Fossil before home-stays | Aileen loves having a bed | Day 68: Tuesday, July 27th Fossil, OR to Maupin, OR 69mi

73: Mount Hood in the distance looks scary | Day 69: Wednesday, July 28th Maupin, OR to Gresham, OR 85.3mi

74: Downhill truck! | Day 70: Thursday, July 29th Build day in Portland

76: Day 71: Friday, July 30th Gresham, OR to Vernonia, OR 65.3mi | Sniffing some lavender to drown out the smell of sewage

77: Day 72: Saturday, July 31st Vernonia, OR to Cannon Beach, OR 54.3mi | Whitehurst gave out 5 hugs!!! | That's too much booty for one bike | Last lunch stop

78: First view of the Pacific Ocean! | Waiting for everyone to get there so we could ride to the beach together

79: Wishing on rocks | So close... | We made it!!!

80: Lined up for the wheel dip | Lined up for the wheel dip

82: Sending off a wish balloon | One final group picture | The trailer finally got finished on August 1st

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