7/8/19 JOH South

This morning, we woke up at 5 am in Lubbock, Texas at All Saints Episcopal school. Our sponsors supplied us a delicious breakfast of egg casserole with a platter of fruits, yogurt and granola. After our morning rituals of packing up all our belongings, loading the vans, and debriefing the day’s agenda, we were set to get on the road. However, just as we were about to leave, there happened to be a Christian morning workout group at the school and they approached us. They greeted , we conversed with them and then they graciously gave us a blessing to keep us safe and to inspired others along our journey this summer. Today’s ride was a very flat 95 miles to the small town of Synder, Texas. It was a very steady ride until we reached some of the turbines just out side of the town which gave us a slightly challenging headwind. Nevertheless, we pushed through and finished the ride in a relatively short amount of time. Today, we stayed at dorms rooms offered to us by Western Texas College. This is the first time in a long while where we each got to enjoy a bed for ourselves. Dinner was supplied to us by some very generous townsfolk that hold positions such as the mayor and the city directors. They explained to us all of the great things that Synder and the area had to offer and gave us some inspiring advice for us to keep excelling on our journey.