We're done! We didn't reach out goal, but we feel okay about it.
At any about 1:30a, we realized we were going to have a difficult time reaching out goal. We slept for a bit and are getting back on our bikes to see how far we can go in our remaining 6 hours. My quads hurt more than anything else.
134. Starting to feel it! But we're done with the heat!
7 hrs and 93 miles! I'm aware of my feet and shoulders 😂
60 mi in. feeling pretty good.
The car is loaded and we're off to Nevada! We start riding at 9am tomorrow!
7/16/20 The #2020AgonyRide is just over a week away. A small group of us have decided on a route in/around Genoa, NV. It's a new experience needing to plan our own route and SAG support - makes me really thankful for all the work that is typically done on the riders behalf!
7/9/20 - We are 15 days from the Agony and Christian Encounter was informed today that the permits necessary to host the ride in the Sierra Valley will not be issued. And so all riders are going virtual. I am brainstorming an alternate route and plan now. This will make reaching my original goal more difficult - but my heart and mind are set on doing all I can.
7/7/2020 - I've reached my original fundraising goal of $5,000 and have decided to increase my goal to $8,000! (Also, Strava tells me that I've ridden 625 miles since January 1. That is a lot of miles to prepare for the #2020AgonyRide!)
Nearly ten years ago, I was drawn to Christian Encounter because I desired to be a part of helping others close the gap between where they are and where the Lord calls them to be. I wanted to partner with Jesus to see the full capacity of Isaiah 61 on the earth. Each day at the Ranch, the Good News is being proclaimed. Each day, with the help of the Holy Spirit, young people take courageous steps from bondage toward freedom, brokenness toward healing, mourning toward joy, ashes toward beauty, and devastation toward restoration.
This year, I find myself excited to ride in the 2020 Agony, because by riding I get to partner with Jesus to bring freedom, healing, joy, beauty, and restoration to the students’ lives.
See that "Sponsor Sharon" button below? Click it and support me in the 2020 Agony Ride.
PS - Thank you SO MUCH for choosing to sponsor me - the precious Ranch students are worth it!
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I am looking forward to watching your ride.
Sharon: There are a lot of great changes to the website this year! "Watching" the ride should be an even better experience!
Love you, Friend. Dental Hygiene School is THE HARDEST THING I'VE EVER DONE in my entire life; COVID has made it 100x worse, and I am loosing steam, but I'm literally trying to press on to the goal and get to the other of school. Congrats on your engagement!!! <3 :-D I want details about it at some point <3
Sharon: I am so thankful for your encouragement and support! The offer still stands: come visit California!
Shine like you mean it Mrs. Sharon Dayle Palmer!!
Sharon: I'm SHINING! :P
Pledging in honor of Chris & Sharon Palmer. Excited to see the great things God has in store for you both as you serve Him together.
Sharon: I love the "together" part :D
Miss you Sharon!! Praying for you! ($1.00/mile for 1-300 miles; $10/mile for 301+)
Sharon: Wow. Wow. Wow! If this doesn't motivate me, nothing will!
Sharon: An Agony sponsorship means I'm really in the family! ;)
Sharon: Your constant support is VERY encouraging!
I’m so proud of you, Sharon! Ride strong and safe
Sharon: Thank you, Janet! This ride will be different than previous years - but I'm trusting it will be good!
We're praying for you and the team!!!
Sharon: We'd love to have you be a part of our support team - what do you think?
Sharon keep up the good work. Yippee!!
Sharon: Thank you for your sponsorship and encouragment, Lauren!
SHARON!!! WAHOOO. So excited for this new chapter in your life! Kevin and I are praying for you as you gear up to ride in Agony. We will pray for safety, determination, and ultimately for God's name to be known among the students at the ranch. Can't wait to keep track of how far everyone goes and how much money is raised for God's glory! You can do this. Thanks for your courage.
Sharon: Yes. Yes. YES!
Sharon: When are you going to ride? ;)
Sharon: Woohoo! My goal is to get you to pay in full!
Put your heart and soul into every activity you do as if you are doing it for the Lord himself! Colossians 3:23. Ride like the wind Cousin!!!
Sharon: Thank you! When I'm hot and tired and over riding, I will try to remind myself of this passage :)
Sharon!!! Miss you! I wish I could ride or donate more, I'm in the middle of a difficult clinical rotation in the hospital and I'm living on loans while I'm in school. Hope you are well!
Sharon: Kaitlin - Thank you for your support! Every bit is encouraging. Your perseverance is impressive - Dr. D!
Go Sharon go!
Sharon: Can't wait for the day when you all can ride with me!
Go Sharon! We’re rooting for you from Colorado!! (Orig .25/mile)
Think of it as a creative honeymoon extension! :-)
We'll be rooting for you!
Way to go Sharon! Have a great ride. (Orig. $25)
Go! Go! Go!
Dear Mrs. Palmer, Have a lovely ride with your beloved You're gonna kill it together--in AG and in life <3 <3 <3
Just a little AMRAP, you got this!
Blessings as you ride today
Have an awesome ride!
How fun to have a new family member to sponsor and cheer for this year!
The Kelleys love you.
Good luck Mrs. Palmer! I am cheering ya on!
You are doing an incredible job! I’m rooting for you!!!!
Love you so much!
John 19:30 Matthew 25:21 Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
Whether you're home or in the home stretch, THANKS!!!
9:45 AM --- STILL SMILING ... JOB WELL DONE !
Well done Mrs. Palmer
We're so proud of you and what you accomplished! Well done!
TA DA! Take a bow!!. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Job well done!!!!
You’ve got an amazing smile through all of this. Love the photo updates! You’re amazing.
You're doing great, Sharon! Hang in there, remembering who you are riding for and Who you're partnering with! Praying for you.
The Palmer’s are already doing great things together!! Over $15,000 for the Ranch...Praise the Lord! You should be so very proud of yourselves, I know I am!! Let me know when I can come be a Sagger!! Love you!
Almost there girl!’way to keep on pushing through every mile!! A mantra a have my students repeat back to me - “I can do hard things (through Christ, who strengthens me)!!!” Soar, Flying Eagle!!!
You’re almost there Sharon! Don’t quit now!!!!
you’re doing great!!! love the updates. praying for y’all!
You are in count down mode ... .23 hrs and10 minutes down ... 50 minutes to go!
Rise and shine and give God the glory ! You guys are amazing!!. Keep your eyes on the prize.!!!
Almost done. Yeah!!! You are awesome.
Way to go, Sharon! We're proud of you! Ride, in partnership with God, for those kids!
I love you! Keep going.
Sharon: Right back at you!
Out of 16 active riders at 2:20 AM three of them are PALMERS! .
Can’t sleep tonight, so I’m saying hello instead. You guys are such rock stars. Hang in there; morning will come!
Wowsers! Chris and Sharon Palmer are both on the leaderboards. You go girl!
if this was (normal?) Agony, you're halfway there. well, just starting, resting, riding or done - THANKS You're helping to show kids who don't believe anyone cares that you do
If you're on your way to the top of Mt. Denali does that mean it's all down hill from here? Wishful thinking.
1:03am and still pumping the pedals ! I'm glad you've got Chris leading the way.
Here I am! Checking in on you in the wee hours of the morning. Keep it up my daughter.
praying for y’all! you’re doing amazing!! love the pictures and updates. you’ve got this!!!
Keep pushing! Five hours until the sun is back.
Halfway to your goal!! You’re amazing. Praying for your safety and stamina tonight.
You're making great progress! Keep working toward your goal. Try to see the beauty in the night as you ride. We continue to pray for you.
Still checking in on you. Way to go!!
Halfway done! No more fighting the heat means the second half will be even easier :)
Thank you Sharon, all the hard work you're doing for the next 12 hours is worth every mile. I'm so glad I got to meet you and that I can now call you my friend (I can do that, right?). Without events like the Agony, I could have never afforded the Ranch, so every mile you push through means that much more to me and truly brings that many more students to God's faithful grace. I love you and I thank you for everything. Good luck on the second half!
It is dark here in Grass Valley. If you are riding through the night, Be careful and stay safe. You are awesome.
Thinking of you guys riding into the night and all the years of Agony memories! Keep fueling and peddling!! You're doing SO great!! 👏🚲
Sharon! We are so proud of you coming this far. I know you’re getting tired now but you can do this. Take a rest, get some food, and finish this second half strong. GO GIRL! You bike for a purpose and those kiddos see it!
Hi Sharon, Thank you for your dedication and exemplary effort. You are doing a terrific job. Keep it up, but pace yourself. Stay safe and God bless.
Remember that the Agony was part of your earliest dating. Sweet memories? Or is it becoming a horror story? Keep going! Chase that guy! (Or make him chase you!)
Hellooooo Sharon!!! Hope you guys are still pushing through! You got this! Proud of you!
Sharon, keep up the good work! This is such a tough year but you are doing it. We're proud of you! The coolest and strongest recent aunt addition we can even imagine!
You’re looking amazing! I’m loving the chance to see photos along the way. Keep it up; this is a tough year but you are a tough woman! Love you!
Well, with everyone riding virtually, you could be virtually anywhere so know that we are praying for you. Stay safe!! and I bet Chris will be a little (mac) lean after all this exercise.
So proud of you, Sharon Dayle!! Checking in and rooting you on from Oregon! 💕💕💕
Lookin good Sharon!!! Ride like the wind!!
The blackberries will be ready.
You're looking great, lady! Way to go! Keep those legs pumping! You can do it!
We are watching you! May you be blessed with strength, endurance and good health. <3 US
Thonks for riding this year! and I solemnly swear I am not a robot
Watching your progress from Colorado and cheering you on my friend!! 😃📣🚲👏👏
Love from the Moothart clan! We are rooting for you guys and praying too!
Keep encouraging each other! And ride strong! You can do this!
Sharon, you’re awesome! You’ve got this! Praying for you, may you have strength and fun throughout this ride!!
My girl Sharon- I appreciate you...and then there was something about athletics and education and you were thankful for my support...lol! I’m sure you can still recite the entire letter with all the sincerity and emotion that makes you, YOU! You are amazing, you are beautiful, you are worthy and I AM BLESSED BY YOU! Let your prayers keep you strong throughout the entire ride! I love you!! Looking forward to seeing you in 6 weeks!
Sending love and good weather for your ride. You've got this!!
Last night I dreamed that you and Chris and my Jonathan were all riding together, and it was my job to get you all ready to start on time, and also somehow to man all SAG stations for you. 🤷🏽♀️ I hope your morning is going MUCH more smoothly than it did in my subconscious!!
So proud of you! Keep it up!