JettRide

The JettRide is a cross country cycle tour for teens to raise funds and awareness to fight Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

July 31st – Lancaster, PA

Posted on August 06, 2012

Hello! Today was a pretty eventful and successful day. It started
off with Megan having to go to the doctors. Turns out she has a uti.
She got medicine and she is a tough cookie who looks forward to riding
tomorrow. Unfortunately, it was back to packing the trailer this
morning. That is one of the toughest jobs on the trip! Once that was
done we headed out for what would be a very long day. In the morning
we made great timing. We were able to accomplish 40 miles by
lunchtime. That was great! We even stopped at one point so that Drew
and Mac could fix Kristyn’s tire. Drew had to true the tire because it
had a huge bump in it. Thanks guys! At lunch a few of us went to the
fire station to use their bathroom. It was neat because the
firefighter recognized us from the paper. After lunch we thought we
had between 25 and 27 miles left. Turns out the day was a lot longer
than the riders had originally expected. The afternoon also wasn’t as
good as the morning because it got a lot hotter and we encountered
tons of hills. When we reached the church we were staying at we had
biked 80 miles! That was our longest day of the trip. Mac, Gillian,
and Kristyn finished their day by biking through a drive thru for a
frosty. Yum! After we got settled at the church we headed over to an
Amish household. Mr. McSherry sells the swing sets that this man makes
at his store. To be honest, at first we were a little hesitant about
going. We didn’t know what to expect. By the end of the night we were
raving away about the experience. It was so cool. The family was so
welcoming to us. The children were adorable and showed us around. Some
of the riders favorite parts were petting the animals, playing on the
children’s scooters and mini bikes ( the toys weren’t like ours), and
horse and buggy rides! Thanks for having us and being so hospitable.
That night Jack Van Houten’s cousin TJ met us at the church. He will
be riding with us for the next few days.
Love, The Jettriders

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