It seemed to be Brian's call on this ride to remind everyone WHY they were out there doing this. It's not about personal gain, glory, or athletic endeavor. Instead, it is to open people's eyes to the need that is out there, for both the Gospel, and for clean water, a necessity for basic modern living conditions, something we all take for granted. You can read some of his thoughts here.
It's been tough, single-parenting all 6 kids while he's been on the road. And he's been through a lot, too, pushing his not-so-young body to its limits while on his bike. But it's a small price to pay, and a sacrifice I'm willing to make, to bring these people the gift of clean water, and to teach them of the true Waters of Hope.