Day 4 in the Books!

Day four is in the books. Unfortunately the Flat Land didn’t help as much as we thought it would because Dr. Ross soon realized that another state actually had worse road surface conditions than Mississippi; LOUISIANA! If you have been checking out the Instagram feed you know exactly what we are talking about. The roads got worse and worse and when the surface improved the hills appeared and the rain came. Dr. Ross has faced so many unexpected challenges so far. You expect the rain and maybe the wind blowing in your direction; but the route he is taking has been brutal. The unexpected hills (so early), alternate routes, and awful road conditions have all taken their toll but Dr. Ross has met each challenge head on and prevailed.

Once he entered the state of Texas the roads improved dramatically, the rain subsided and he made great time for the last 4 hours of the day. He crossed the entire state of Louisiana in one day and finished up with 301 miles in 20 hours of riding for a total of 1256 MILES in four days! Totally amazing! Make no doubt about it, what Dr. Ross is doing is Extreme. We have not been very good at really describing what has happened over the last 4 days and a few details have been left out on purpose. We will let Dr. Ross do this in true Dr. Ross form when he returns to Greenville (as we all know he will…ha). What we can tell you is that what we have witnessed is something that very few people have had the opportunity to witness in their lifetime.

Day 5 is underway as of about 5:20 am eastern time. After only 4 hours of sleep, Dr. Ross is on his way to Dallas/Fort Worth and beyond. Today is transition day meaning that we will be flying home and a new support crew will be coming in. This means that Dr. Ross will be on his own for a few hours during the transition. Keep the prayers and support coming! Trent and Stephen will take it from here.

Scott and Colt

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  1. Miss Kim
    Miss Kim says:

    Thanks Scott & Colt for keeping us up to date. I have enjoyed reading the blogs. It has taken you 5 days to get to Texas and today it will only take you a few hours to get back home. Be Safe.

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  2. Cody Anderson
    Cody Anderson says:

    Scott and Colt great job on the blogging and sounds like you guys are taking great care of Dr. Ross. You guys are awesome! Dr Ross, you are an amazing man. I hope everyone can understand the physical and mental toughness something like this takes. Love you brother! Many childrens lives will be blessed. I will continue to check up on the progress in between classes this week!!

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  3. Stewart C Waymon
    Stewart C Waymon says:

    Once you enter the Permian Basin it will flatting out (Midland-Odessa) for at lease 200 miles,but then there will be the UN-believable
    smell of oil.The Pecos River area a few small hills but not too bad.

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  4. julia and russ
    julia and russ says:

    great job colt and scott!!! Dennis…doing better than wonderful/amazing….unbelievable might best describe you right now!!! very proud…lifting you constantly in prayer….great job!!!

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  5. Sharon White Lee
    Sharon White Lee says:

    Dennis-Sharon and I have no words to express our amazement at what you are accomplishing! You and your teams (thanks Scott and Colt for the great updates) are in our thoughts and prayers for safety, strength, good conditions. "For I know the plans I have for you. They are plans for good and not disaster , to give you a future and a hope." Jer 29:11. God bless you-stay strong! Bill and Sharon

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  6. Sharon White Lee
    Sharon White Lee says:

    Dennis-Sharon and I have no words to express our amazement at what you are accomplishing! You and your teams (thanks Scott and Colt for the great updates) are in our thoughts and prayers for safety, strength, good conditions. "For I know the plans I have for you. They are plans for good and not disaster , to give you a future and a hope." Jer 29:11. God bless you-stay strong! Bill and Sharon

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  7. Alison Petrin Anderson
    Alison Petrin Anderson says:

    Go Dr. Ross!!!!!!! We truly love you sooooo much!! Our prayers are with you all along your way! Keep up the good work! Any mellow mushroom this trip?! ๐Ÿ™‚ Cody wishes he could be there with you!!!! You are seriously one of our favorite people of ALL time!! ๐Ÿ™‚ So blessed we crossed paths ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Alison Petrin Anderson
    Alison Petrin Anderson says:

    Go Dr. Ross!!!!!!! We truly love you sooooo much!! Our prayers are with you all along your way! Keep up the good work! Any mellow mushroom this trip?! ๐Ÿ™‚ Cody wishes he could be there with you!!!! You are seriously one of our favorite people of ALL time!! ๐Ÿ™‚ So blessed we crossed paths ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. Ellen, Tommy, and Josh Walston
    Ellen, Tommy, and Josh Walston says:

    Another incredible day with awesome accomplishments! Praying for the safe return for your first crew and safe travel for the next crew. You can do it Dennis and you are making us very proud! Our Seekers Sunday School Class at St. James UMC is praying for you too.

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  10. marc washington
    marc washington says:

    Dennis, i am headed to work thinking to myself ,if you can be on that bike raising money for people you will never meet .How can i help more,well I think every member should ride the bike for 300 mile to absorb your daily challenge or give donations or both.Thanks scott and colt for your support,keep it rolling big bro,I love it when you go into Beast mode, see you soon!

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  11. Jay A.
    Jay A. says:

    Could someone give me his Instagram name so I can follow Dr. Ross. Me and my co-worker donated Gatorade to him and we really want keep up with him…

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