FOUR DAYS AND COUNTING! I’ve had to move my training indoors this week because of work schedules and darkness. It’s a little tough making the tight turns around the coffee table, but it’s working. ;>P
Actually I have a trainer that I just set up in the living room.
We’re making final touches on the routes for the ride. I know I tried to post pics of the route prior, but with some technical support I have figured out how to get them to you. There is still time to join in and ride for a mile, an hour, a day, whatever could work for you. It will help with logistics if you let us know.
Day 1, Orient to Rocky Point — http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/288453195
Day 2, Ridge to East Northport — http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/288461669
Day 3, East Northport to Central Islip — http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/288611627
Day 4, Sayville to Westhampton Beach — http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/288632089
Day 5, East Quogue to Montauk — http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/288656039
As we get closer I am very excited, there are areas of our Island that I have never been to and will have the opportunity to see and experience. BUT, I am most excited about the opportunity to share the vision of Operation Christmas Child with those along our route, and the opportunities that just getting the word our about the bike tour has presented.
I would appreciate your prayers for a few things as we put the final details in place.
Please pray for
-safety on the roads for all of our riders
-endurance for me as I will be riding 6 hrs a day and then working an 8 hr shift at the fire department
-the families of the riders, they have been making sacrifices since we began training and in the final stretch, it is getting wearing on everyone
-that we would be able to translate the vision of OCC to the pastors and those we stop in to see
-that we may even have the opportunity to share the Gospel this side of the box as we ride
Several of you have been asking how you can get involved if you are not riding, please let me know where you would like to plug in…
-Our prayer coordinator is setting up prayer slots, if you would commit to praying for us for a 30 min time slot each day please let her know at firstname.lastname@example.org
-Encouragement along the routes, we will be on our bikes by 7am and will be riding at a pace of about 12mph. So if you could be on the look out for us and cheer us on that would be awesome.
-You can pack a shoebox or make a financial donation at http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/daniellemccarty/fortoforkbiketour
God keeps laying Philippians 3:13 on my heart. “I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”
And so I ride on…
Hang on Tight,