TRIP 2006

Update #04 - February 19th
Americus, Georgia - 475 miles ( 760 KM)

It is really hard to believe that I started this adventure thirteen years ago today. Never would have imagined that the adventure would have lasted this long. The thoughts that I had that cold morning in 1993 are still in my mind.

What was I thinking about? I remember that I was excited and scared at the same time. Feelings of being a little crazy following a dream. Trying to make it out of Portland safely was hard along with having to deal with five inches of snow on the ground. The night before Portland had experienced it's first substantial snow fall for the winter. It was really tough going making that first twenty miles. Right when I thought about possibly turning back a van pulled up and the guy offered to take me across the mountain range to Lincoln City on the coast. This would have been the first of countless rides that people have given me throughout the past thirteen years. It's too bad that I couldn't be able to include these miles since they would have been a thousand more added to my total miles.

Well, another ride is soon to get on the way. This year I hope would be a little better and different than last year's ride was. It's hard to believe that this will be my 14th missionary bike trip. I've got some prayers for the year. Wanting to have no major bike problems is one of my prayers. Trying to keep my body going is another prayer. The middle of June I will be turning 50 years old. Cannot imagine that.

One of the things that is different than last year's ride is the fact that I already have some initial contacts with ministers and other people along the way. Hopefully, I will not have to make that many "cold" contacts (coming into an unknown town and trying to connect with a minister I never met). I have prospestive contacts in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Texas, and Virginia. I took some time on the internet sending out "feeler emails" using the email addresses of the people who signed my ministry guestbook and also to the people who are in the fellowships and forums that I belong to.

From Americus, Georgia, I'll probably be heading back to Florida first. There's a good chance that I'll be heading back to the Florida Panhaldle first since some new friends in the Destin area want to see me again. After the stop in the Florida Panhandle, I will be traveling to the Tampa area. I want to see how the people are doing in Arcadia and Wauchula. I was in those towns two years ago for Hurricanes Charley and Frances. Also, I've got some invites to stop and stay with some other people on the Eastern coast of Florida.

I will most likely stay on the East Coast up to the Washington, D.C. area. Then I will be heading west. The farthest west that I will be traveling to this year will be Eastern Colorado (Colorado Springs, Denver, and Pueblo).

I'll try and post and update as often as I can if my plans change.



Bicyclist in Sunset



All Written Material unless specified is by Rev. Johannes Myors
No part may be reproduced without prior permission by Rev. Myors.
(Main Graphics, Logos, Photos, and Text restricted use)

Copyright: 1998 to present