We slept well and today we will start riding towards Lexington, SC, where we intend to arrive by Tuesday, May 10th for their practice evening. We are going to miss Jacksonville where we have been spoiled! When I tell you that BMX families really embrace one another, I truly mean it. This adventure is the best thing my family has done in a long time. It’s hard to believe we are only a little more than 2 weeks into our trip. I feel so much stronger and cared about and genuinely respected for what we are doing.
We may say goodbye to Jacksonville today with only one regret: that the many phone calls and emails both Michelle and I made to the local media did not result in even one reporter coming out to the Jacksonville track. We understand that Jax is a large metropolitan city with lots of news occurring all the time, but we truly wish we could have brought the spotlight to a track that is doing great things for the community.
We will take a lot of amazing memories with us as we forge ahead. A special thanks to Michelle Messing, Donnell Wright, Surf Instructor Tori, Catherine of Cycle Gear, Steve and Elise of StuntLifeinc.com, Jim MacDonald and his crew at Champion Cycling, Visit Jacksonville and all the wonderful families at Jacksonville BMX! We can’t wait to see you all again!