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I missed my bike too much

When I take some time off the bike for a number of days, especially before a big  event, sometimes I wonder if I still even know how to ride.  I think some runners experience the same feeling before a marathon.

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4,000 km done

4000 km doneBy now I am quite familiar with the cracks (and there are plenty) on the road on Henderson Highway. So far, for the most part I have been able to direct the potentially mind- numbing boredom of riding

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I am off the bike for 36 hours! Hurray!

6 days of 200km/day went really well. I have been able to stay on the bike with next to NO off bike time, other than a flat. If you are interested, visit Arvid’s stats for the detailed info.Thanks to Ken and

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A Perfect day

 It was fairly calm and the temps reached the mid-twenties. I had to think of how blessed I am to be able to do this and I thanked God for my health/strength at age 62. I  reached  10% (1500km) today.

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Showers of Blessings

Yesterday I had a discussion with a few Hutterite friends. They were all excited about the rain that was in the forecast for today. Their freshly seeded crops were in need of the moisture. If I am honest, I did

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In spite of wind and rain …

Arvid pedals on and on and on. Today is Day 5.

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Day One

1% done. 99% to go. The weather was rather pleasant with sunshine and a very moderate wind, for a change. The best biking weather I have had this year. I was very pleased with My first day efforts as I

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GrandpasCan 2019 has begun!

The first kilometre in honour of the first child rescued by MCF 30 years ago. Only 14,999 more to go! Looks like a nice day for a bike ride.

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A Rollercoaster of Emotions; the ride begins tomorrow, May 20, 2019

The last week leading up to an event is usually an emotional rollercoaster. The awareness of what lies ahead  becomes clearer and stronger with each passing hour. The anticipation is both exhilarating and downright scary. There are times when I am consumed

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I Ran Out of Road

I ran out of road, so I had to stop. When things go better than hoped for. GrandpasCan 2018 was my 14th year of using one big cycling event per year as my main platform from which to raise funds

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Reflecting on God’s leading during GrandpasCan 2018

Sometimes I just marvel at how God brings things together. So I need to ask myself; ‘Why do I even worry or why am I anxious that things will work out?’ Check out God’s timing and leading throughout Grandpascan 2018.

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Key West

Arvid has arrived at the end of his 2018 journey, successfully completing his north to south he started in 2015. He completed 7000 km this year, starting 120 west of Watson Lake, YT, and trekking to the southernmost point in

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We have arrived!!

We have arrived safely at Key West, Florida at 4:56pm local time. Thank you for your prayers. More photos to come shortly.

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Florida Fun!

Please check back soon .. we expect to arrive in Key West within two hours!!!

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Along the Keys

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Project Description

To read the full project description, download the PDF.

Participate

To participate by riding your bike in support of MCF, download the PDF.

Arvid's Stats

Arvid's stats are updated daily in an online spreadsheet. Click here.

Prayer Requests

May 20: 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.

Media Contact

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