We be bikin', we be buildin'

 

 

It's been a week! We've had about 5 bike days so far! Fairly uneventful, but a LOT of pretty views, especially along the Appalachian Trail in High Point State Park.

 

Some highlights from the past few days:

- We had a day off in Danbury, CT! We learned how to clean our bikes and then set up a slip n slide using our tarps!

- Every year, each Bike and Build group paints the trailer that carries our stuff behind the van. On our day off, we painted each side - my friend Emily and I helped paint Calvin and Hobbes on the back!

Our trailer, all 3 sides!

Our trailer, all 3 sides!

Painting the trailer - love Calvin and Hobbes!

Painting the trailer - love Calvin and Hobbes!

-  We rode along the Delaware River yesterday, and at one of our pretty lunch stops, we went swimming!

The lake where we swam (and I answered nature's call)

The lake where we swam (and I answered nature's call)

 - Climbed up Bear Mountain (4 mile ascent) in upstate NY, where we could see the skyline of Manhattan! 

Jumping pic of course on the top of Bear Mountain - can you tell who the two retired gymnasts are?

Jumping pic of course on the top of Bear Mountain - can you tell who the two retired gymnasts are?

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- Saw a black bear crossing the road in High Point State Park! 

- I was "sweep" yesterday - the sweep group stays behind everyone else so that no one gets lost and we can help up ahead in case anything happens.  It was great to take a leisurely pace through the national parks along the Delaware River!

On our 4th bike day, after a 73 mile and 12 hour day, our sweep group got royal treatment to dinner!

On our 4th bike day, after a 73 mile and 12 hour day, our sweep group got royal treatment to dinner!

Some more pictures...

Being patriotic!

Being patriotic!

Would you trust me driving this?

Would you trust me driving this?

At a playground in the park where we had a church BBQ 

At a playground in the park where we had a church BBQ 

Build day- we removed the old roofing and put up a new one! That's me on the top!

Build day- we removed the old roofing and put up a new one! That's me on the top!

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And if anyone wants to send me snail mail or care packages, we do have mail drops, Hunger Games style!

Anyway, my biggest stress in life right now is a steep hill, so life's feeling pretty great!