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Journey to our #UltimateSelf

www.thirteenfitapparel.com/blogs/news/custom-design-2-girls-2-bikes-50-states

wow! Thank you #thirteenfitapparel and Paige for this awesome plug! But most importantly for supporting our journey!

The shirts are making their way to other states in support of our journey! Our journey not only is in support for #MultipleSclerosis as we truly are activists but also a journey to our #UltimateSelf as well! With busy lives, work, moves, and everything else in between these rides allow us to free our minds while we pedal to truly find whats deep inside!

We’ve been quiet on posts, and we truly are sorry. But, we promise to sneak in and surprise you with some good stuff! Like this awesome blog from Paige!

If you need custom work, I wouldn’t go anywhere else but to one of the most talented designers out there. Did I mention she’s an athlete, has a heart of gold, and truly is one of the easiest people to work with Bc she just understands life as it is!

Thanks Paige!!! And Thirteen Fit Apparel! πŸš΄πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸš΄πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ§‘

When life gets in the way

It’s crazy how time flies. One week ago we had finished state 9, New Hampshire. Life sure happened between work and moving, moving and work. From talking everyday to not having talked since last Saturday… blogging and posting was easy, and now it’s hard to find the time to get it in. But we are still here! But we also promise you we will not be as prompt as we were before, unless we have an airplane or car ride together when we can get it done right away.

Life, it happens.

It seemed as though all we got to do was travel and ride our bikes, but you’ll now see the reality of how we live!

Adulting sucks!

There will be work travel, moving, business meetings, holidays and so much more through September that we may completely forget about our followers as we are engulfed into the next 4 weeks.

We are truly sorry!

We are very thankful of the support you all have given us. It means a lot.

So since our schedules are about to take a crazy turn, we will be posting blogs from others, stuff we can all learn from. Stuff that will benefit us each day.

There may even be days of just an inspirational quote.

But we do not want to desert you, like it’s been the last few weeks. Life is about to get even more busy then what it’s been.

Our next ride: Nations Capital down in Virginia. We will be riding with Passport friends, a few TVR members will be joining us, and we may even get to see some of my old friends from when I lived in Arlington.

A new champion to join our support from the NH Seacoast ride:

And a HUGE congrats to Candace for riding in her first bikeMS ride!

Rain rain go away

A week late with this update! Life sure has gotten the best of the both of us.

But better late then never right?

it started with randomly πŸ˜‰meeting up at the New Hampshire welcome center. Thanks Rachel for snapping the funny photo of the two of us.

When we got to University of New England in Biddeford Maine, we decided to walk a mile or so down to the ocean. Must be nice for all the students to have the water that close! Dayle and I both went to school in western New York, and had the lakes around us, but I’d say it just isn’t the same.

we also had to mark our spot! we checked in and brought everything up to our dorm suite and then Lucinda showed up and we headed downtown for dinner. There were a lot of cyclists at the pub we went to. loved the way the light hit this tower.

set up and ready for great Maine getaway

We got incredible lucky. Rain was in the forecast for the day. Not a drop during the entire ride. jess and her fiancΓ© were in from Colorado! Josie Benassi is truly one of the strongest women I know living with MS. She continues to pedal her tandem bike at all the GNE rides with her husband Joe! the Bush compound is right around the corner from where we took this picture. the bean boot even was at the finish

we went into Kennebunkport for lunch as a team. A team that sticks together raises more dollars together or something like that. Ps so proud of Pete for finishing his first 50mile ride for bikeMS! πŸš΄πŸΌβ€β™‚οΈπŸ§‘thanks Joe for rocking the 2girls2bikes50states T-shirt for us! You and Josie are amazing. It was a wonderful evening at the candlelight ceremony. This truly is an event that reminds you why we are all out there riding #iloveyouAB 🧑

and this ones for you Jon! Rockin our Southbridge Bicycle Road Dawg t-shirts!

We will be riding next weekend in New Hampshire for our 9th state. Many of our teammates from TVR will be joining us!

Thank you for continuing to support us. Our bandana is growing. We would love for you to spread the word on our travels. If you have a champion that you’d like for us to ass their name to our bandana please let us know.

We will be sharing Micah’s story when we travel now as well. Micah touched our hearts in Texas. His book has recently been published. We will be joining forces sharing his story in the states we visit. Josie Benassi was our first recipient of Micah’s Story.. who will be touched in New Hampshire πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

πŸ‘πŸΌ us on Facebook & Instagram. And hopefully wherever we travel to next we will have to opportunity to meet you!

Xoxo Dayle and Rachael

What’s next?!

Dayle and I have been talking about other topics in life that we wanted to share with our followers. We threw ideas around this weekend while the adrenaline was at its highest. But now that that’s gone (until it kicks back in on Friday) we decided we wanted to ask you all!

Of course the point of this journey is to become the best activists for MS. Our journey was not planned for bikeMS in every state, it’s riding FOR MS in every state. It’s making new friends along the way, those that live with MS, volunteer or ride for MS. The memories we are making are what matter most. We met some pretty awesome people this weekend, especially in PA (shout out to Team OX!)

Our journey is also to use our platform to talk about topics that are so important around life in general! We have our lineup of things to talk about, but we want to hear from you all! What do you want us to talk about? Let us know!

Friday, August 3rd at 4am, the 2 Girls 2 Bikes 50 States tour bus pulled out of Bloomfield, Connecticut en Route to Brunswick, Ohio. While Rachael drove for 8.5 hours, I had the task of keeping us fueled, hydrated, and taking pictures of the ‘welcome’ state signs. Meatloaf said ‘Two out of three ain’t bad’. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

With weather change, routes and plans changed. Instead we cut loose in an arcade for a few hours when we got to Brunswick. Check out our new road trip swag!

Saturday we opted for a create our own 45 mile route. Which included fresh farm stand zucchini.

We were afraid of losing the second zucchini and were on a mission to get to West Virginia so we made some friends and hitched a ride back to our hotel.

Then we were off to West Virginia. After some narrow, winding roads, we crossed the toll bridge and made it over.

We happened to roll up to a casino, became Gold Card members and had slots of fun.

Staying committed to our mission, we rode in West Virginia, casually in our flip flops.

Then it was off to finally meet Erin Cass in Pennsylvania.

We were welcomed with open arms by Erin and Tom (Team Ox) and watched the NFL Induction Ceremony. The delirium kicked in with PM laughter and fun. Erin’s king sized bed was very welcoming

The internal alarm clocks went off an hour early. We had a quick breakfast and then it was off for a ride with Team Ox. To our surprise we realized the route would add us the state of New Jersey.

Erin and Tom took us for legit Philly Cheesesteaks…nom nom nom

Then we were off! Back to Bloomfield, Ct we went. Next up- State #8 Maine! πŸ§‘πŸš΄πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸš΄πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

West Virginia Mountain Mamas…

It was short, sweet, and an adventure 😁 We had…

A toll booth to get to West Virginia

Sky, sky, sky

Casino? Slots of fun πŸ˜‚πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Post-ride shot in the parking lot

Post ride cheers!

The Dashboard DJ is still crushing it πŸ˜‰

State #3 of the weekend with Team Ox tomorrow!!