Day 3

Day 3 of The Pink Pedal was supposed to be a nice relaxing ride from Brookville, PA to Sharon, PA.  However, it turned out to be the most challenging ride of the entire trip thus far.  Every descent seemed to be followed by an even larger ascent and we were all pushed to our physical and mental limits.  With the temperatures in excess of 85 degrees, we went through water bottle after water bottle to stay hydrated on the 80 mile trip.

Travis on one of many hill climbs

In the morning we worked out a route, but little did we know that a shortcut Travis came up with would lead us on a three mile dirt road adventure that was a disaster waiting to happen.

Ty on the dirt road

Somehow we managed to survive the dirt road unscathed with all of our equipment intact and kept trucking towards Sharon.  The elevation profile we looked at prior to the ride, did not do the route justice whatsoever.

Travis and Nick cruising along

Regardless of the difficult route, the unfortunate detours, and the hot temperatures, Day 3 of The Pink Pedal was a success.  We saw some beautiful sights and met some great people.

J.R. Anczarski triumphs!


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9 Responses to “Day 3”

  1. Carol Brown Says:

    Wednesday Morning, May 26th,
    Guys your doing great, keep on pedaling. Thanks for keeping us informed on your journey. All of us are praying for your safety. Your days will get easier and soon you’ll be dipping your bikes in the Pacific Ocean. Thank you to all the drivers that will escort you. Don’t forget people they still need a van driver or extra companions that can join them on the trip.

    When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”

    “When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision.


  2. Toni Ann Bereskie Says:

    If you can provide some specifics on your route, at least a week out in advance, I could probably make plans to spend some time with you on the road.

    Keep up the great attitudes as you face each day’s obstacles just as you are all doing.

  3. Joyce Anczarski Says:

    Hi Guys, So many people are asking about you at home!! People have been approaching me at baseball games, stores, school, etc. and are wishing you all the best. You really do have a great bunch of family and friends praying for all of you. Keep your spirits strong and remember God does not give you more than he thinks you can handle. We look forward to your daily updates and remember our hearts are with you every step of the way.

  4. Dakota Says:

    i see no video blogging going on.. lameee

  5. Kelly A Rutan Says:

    Life is hard,
    Life is tough,
    You need to be strong,
    And never give up

    There may be days,
    That never seem to end,
    And you feel like you,
    Don’t have a friend,

    But keep on walking
    Down that road,
    Your friends will follow
    And bear your load,

    But face each day,
    And what it brings,
    And you’ll be ready,
    To face any thing.

  6. Kelly A Rutan Says:

    Hello all,
    I just had a customer tell me this morning that her daughter is not going to survive breast cancer. I will get her name tomorrow and I ask that we all keep her in our prayers. I will share with my customer your endeavors and have her look at your sight for inspiration. I was so taken off guard this morning by this. All I could do was hug her as she was crying. I will get an update for you so that we can all put her daughter on our prayer list.

  7. Charlie Rice Says:

    You guys are heroes and gentleman. Stay safe.

  8. pauly Says:

    Hey Boys,
    Keep up the great work you all are doing. Raise awareness and support for the cure! God Speed…..

  9. Joyce Anczarski Says:

    Went for my annual mammogram today and thought about how great you guys really are. Unfortunately, I saw some women there who got some bad news and have a long road ahead of them. It really makes your efforts that much more worthwhile when you see how people’s lives are affected by this terrible disease. Keep riding strong for all of these women…you will make a difference!

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