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Friday, October 5, 2018

THAT BIKE ISN'T GOING TO RIDE ITSELF

Today was an uncharacteristically bad day.  I really do live a charmed life....I have an amazing wife, awesome family, good friends, two great jobs, and plenty of time to ride my bike...but today was unusually rough.  As much as possible, I try to start my weekend off with a ride (road or mountain...doesn't matter) but today, when I got home, opened the garage door, and walked passed my bike I wasn't finding my typical motivation.  For half an hour, I putzed around the house before I had the motivation to even walk back into the garage.  The ironic thing is that I KNOW that a bike ride ALWAYS makes me feel better...but I was having a such hard time getting out for my usually Friday afternoon ride.  Then, a thought flashed through my head..."You know, that bike isn't going to ride itself."  So, with that, I slowly gathered my stuff and headed over to Rocky Ridge.

I was having a hard time getting motivated to do anything today.  Walking into the house I had to pass my bike hanging in the garage.  It wasn't going to ride itself... -- October 5, 2018

Typically, I love mountain biking with my friends...but today I was solo and looking for a little calm.  I set out for a slow ride on some of the easier trails in the park.  A few miles in, I found a spot to sit, decompress, soak in a some Vitamin N, and call my  wife.  After a few minutes of seclusion, cool October air, and encouraging words from Robin,  I was feeling much better.  As usual, a little mountain biking therapy did the trick.  Putting my helmet back on, I looked over at my bike and thought...again..."Well, that thing isn't going to ride itself."  Off I went, pedaling back towards the Cruz, finishing my ride in much better spirits than I was previously in.


I stopped a few miles into my ride at Rocky Ridge to take a break, decompress, and call my wife.  It was some good...and much needed...therapy. -- October 5, 2018

Life is a journey...not a destination.



David A. Raymond -- October 5, 2018


It's good to have Alex home from school this weekend.  By time I got home, he was pulling a couple pizzas out of the oven for the two of us.  I'm happy to be spending a relaxing evening at home with him.  -- October 5, 2018



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Here's the GARMIN map and data from my much needed therapy at Rocky Ridge County Park...Happy riding!






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