Day 5 Wrap Up

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Day 5 Wrap Up

This will be quick because the support crew dropped to one person around 1:00 yesterday. Stephen will be flying in to add support later this afternoon. Road surface conditions continued to be poor throughout the day. Dr. Ross discovered that the GPS on his bike was not working so we are no longer able to give exact mileage. We think the GPS was damaged during the massive rain storm that he peddled through the night before. The tracker for the website has also been out of service due to issues with the power supply in the vehicle (Ipad died) but that seems to be working now. Dr. Ross found himself in the Texas heat on Day 5 and all of us were introduced to some Texas fire ants during a quick roadside break. Even the fire ants are bigger in Texas (and they pack a bigger punch too). Well, they didn’t seem to bother Dr. Ross; he just wanted a new pair of shoes and socks AND his bike! Dr. Ross peddled his way into Anson, Texas where he finally stopped for rest around Midnight. Incredible!

Day 6 is underway as of about 3:30 am. Thank you for all of the messages of support and your many prayers. We will give an update as time allows.

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  1. Jody Odaniell
    Jody Odaniell says:

    Sorry Mark couldn’t be there to support you through the Western States!!! I am in awe and amazement and how far you have already gone in five days. Glad to hear the GPS mileage wasn’t right as I kept watching your face crawl across the United States on the Follow the Route and yet the mileage not being well over halfway. We are praying for you daily…be safe, take care, and keep pedaling…..

    Love you big brother!!!!!

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  2. Melissa R. Williams
    Melissa R. Williams says:

    Sending thoughts and prayers to you Dr. Ross. May God watch over you and keep you on your travels; may the rest you get be fruitful and lasting. The kids you will help, appreciate you and will be forever changed because of your dedication. Kendall and I will see you at his next appointment. 🙂 Keep peddling!

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  3. Melissa Williams
    Melissa Williams says:

    Sending thoughts and prayers to you Dr. Ross. May God watch over you and keep you on your travels; may the rest you get be fruitful and lasting. The kids you will help, appreciate you and will be forever changed because of your dedication. Kendall and I will see you at his next appointment. 🙂 Keep peddling!

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  4. amy cox-petersen
    amy cox-petersen says:

    Go Dennis go…….From Amy Cox-Petersen and the whole Cox and Petersen Family!!! Let us know when you get to San Diego!!

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