Pedaling for Pages: Troop 33 bikes 500 miles to raise money for hurricane relief
While enduring a heat index of 110 degrees, Scouts from DeKalb's Boy Scout Troop 33 began a bicycle ride to raise money for hurricane relief.
Their route began in Memphis, Tenn., and took them all the way to New Orleans, La.
Though they spent more than two months training with long rides for physical conditioning, nothing could have prepared them for this.
For the next seven days, they would bicycle from 45 to 80 miles each day with midday temperature indexes never dropping below 100 degrees.
The searing heat and humidity created the most brutal conditions to bike in, but the Scouts stubbornly pressed onward.
Special care had to be taken to maintain proper hydration levels, and they had to be constantly alert for symptoms of heat exhaustion