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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Day 6: Rest Day

First off, we want to thank everyone who donated to JDRF (the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) this week:

Spencer Ray, Shawna Hamblin, the Haynes Family, Anonymous, and Anonymous.

If you would like to make a donation, click on the button that says "MAKE A DONATION!" on the right of our blog under the thermometer. All donations go straight to JDRF; Matt and I don't see any of it. (All of our expenses like lodging, food, biking gear, etc. come from our own savings.) Every donation makes a difference!

Because it is Sunday, Matt and I rested and tried to go to church. (Sunday is our Sabbath day because we are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If you have questions or want information, check out or, or feel free to ask us.) We looked online and found a church building close by, but when we drove to go to church we found out that it had been stake conference that Sunday so the times had changed. Bummer because we didn't get to go, but we're going to share our favorite church talks with each other now.

We have four weeks left with just under 2,000 miles to go. Because we were driving to San Diego on Monday, we only got 5 days of biking in this past week. With 390 miles for the week, this makes an average of 78 miles per day... pretty solid for the first week if you ask me. This makes us optimistic because for the weeks ahead we need to average about 83 miles a day. We're ready and excited for another week of biking!


  1. "Matthew biked for five days: and on the sixth day he rested"

    What you are doing is really wonderful and very touching. I've always been really impressed by you, and I'm not surprised that you have something like this in your heart to do. And that you have such a wonderful sister who would do it too is no more surprising. Good luck, my prayers are with you!

  2. I once drove across Texas and thought it would never end. You're about to experience that on a whole new level. Please don't meet someone, settle down and start a family. Texas does have an eastern border.

  3. Way to go you guys! That's awesome that you both have undertaken such a goal for a great cause. The world needs more people like you both!