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Free Recipe

It’s in vogue in social media to post pictures of food! Posted is Arvid’s lunch! From the Roadside Cafe just east of Vegreville Alberta Recipe available on Grandpas Can.

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How to Operate a “Slick Stick”

The Slick Stick is a mechanical device invented by Jodi Friesen, (Avid’s Daughter) The purpose of the “Slick Stick) is to pass food and electronic devices to a cyclist from a moving vehicle. Operational guidelines: – This is not a

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Culinary Skills

For those considering being part of Arvid’s support team should possess “Red Seal” certification. Three eggs on toast. Eggs medium hard. Served each morning at break. Patio ambience required!

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Long and Narrow Road

Contrary to the Beatle’s hit tune: “Long and Winding Road ” highway 34 is long, straight, narrow and busy! We have resorted to “leapfrogging”. Going ahead and waiting.

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Crew Conversations

As crew we are often asked, “What do talk about all day long?” Many times we talk how to best support Arvid while keeping him safe. Once the basics are covered we have more in-depth conversations! Yesterday we attempted to

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Morning Has Broken

Morning has broken like the first morning Blackbird has spoken like the first bird Praise for the singing Praise for the morning Praise for them springing fresh from the world Cat Stevens Arvid was away early this morning. We are

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Flat

Today we had our first flat tire. We simply “swap” out the wheel and tire from his spare bike and get Arvid on his way. We then repair the original tire in the motor home. It tends to turn the

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The Smoky Mountain River

Sounds like a good title for a country “tune”

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Road Condtions

Arvid went through a pretty rough time with a long stretch of road which had been recently “milled”. Pavement milling is the process of removing at least part of the surface of a paved area such as a road, bridge, …

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Peace River

Today Arvid crossed over the Peace River. “When peace, like a river, attendeth my way.” Horatio Gates Spafford (1873) . Did you know Horatio and his wife Ann lost 7 children over their life time? Arvid cycles to help rescue

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Standing in the Pedals

3331 feet of elevation

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May The Presence of Lord Go With You

It’s Sunday! Arvid was on the road before 5 AM this morning. You might remember the hymn by Johnson Oatman Jr.: “I’m pressing on the upward way new heights I’m finding every day…” Once again are watching Arvid climb another

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Climbing Stats

Crew stats: At 4:55am Arvid started at 2245 ft At 7:43 he ascends to 3480 ft At 10:19am he has descended to 1485. Presently, we are near Fort Nelson.

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Altimeter

“Climb Climb Up Sunshine Mountain” Arvid has cycled up to 3500 feet today. Presently, we are at 1500 feet. The last 48 hrs has been an up and down experience!

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A spectator

Rancheria to Watson Lake is 120 km. It was raining and cold. They had snow a couple of days ago. The ride went well. We will start in Watson Lake at 5AM tomorrow. The next 800 km have lot of

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Arvid's Location

Track Arvid through the Spot device he carries with him by clicking here.

Prayer Requests

June 15: As the ride begins, pray that we will have strength equal to the task ahead!

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About MCF

Charles Mulli is a former street child from the slums of Kenya. He became extremely successful in business, but then God called him to give it all up and care for the orphaned and abandoned children still on the streets in Kenya. Charles Mulli is the founder and CEO of Mully Children's Family. To learn more about MCF, click here.

Arvid's Role

God has called me (Arvid) to be an ambassador for Mully Children's Family. I have chosen to use ultramarathon cycling as my platform from which to fulfill this calling. You can follow my ride, here, at www.grandpascan.com/ride. To read more about me and my story, click here.

Donate

I am asking you to help. I am trying to raise funds for the ongoing and capital expenses for the child mothers program at MCF. This program provides the critical life skills the young mothers need. To learn more about donating, click here.

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