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Monday, January 28, 2008
What ever. I like the two wheel diameters, at the same time on opposite ends of my bike. The rigid fork wasn't all that bad either even with my gimpy wrists. Rode the ss Friday on trails for the first time in quite a while. I feel like I have been cheating on her with my geared bike. The gears defiantly make snow riding a lot more fun and easier. I would rather ride up hill than walk. The trails here in Elkins are not very ss friendly, especially in the winter. Maybe soon Mandi and I will be living some place with more ss friendly trails. Isn't it amazing how well mtbers get along. It doesn't matter what kind of bike you like to ride. Rigid, 5" dually, ss, uni cycle, it doesn't matter. We all have one common interest, a love of bikes and being in the woods. I wish the rest of the world could find that one common interest and come together under a banner of peace and understanding. There are far to many divisive issues in the World. Religion, race, political party, all issues that are devised to create divides among people. On a molecular level WE are all the same.
Friday, January 25, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
I must say I love riding on frozen trails. Not as much as riding on warm dry trails. But more than riding on muddy sloppy trails. Its been pretty frigid here in the Elkins area all week but the sun has been out alot and shining bright. Crystal clear blue skys, solid frozen ground and crisp cold air, wish winter could always be like this.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
The world is like a ride in an amusement park. And when you choose to go on it you think it's real because that's how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round. It has thrills and chills and it's very brightly coloured and it's very loud and it's fun, for a while. Some people have been on the ride for a long time and they begin to question: "Is this real, or is this just a ride?" And other people have remembered, and they come back to us, they say, "Hey, don't worry, don't be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride." And we kill those people.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
yep, fixed. riding a fixed mtb is alot of fun(painful). the rear wheel defiantly gives you a bit of a push up the hills but it makes the downhills as tough as the uphills. every ride is double the workout. the juries still out on this one. i had a fixed mtb a few years ago and loved it but i also wasn't recovering from a plethora of injuries and had a lot more upper body strength. hows about this weather!! rode in shorts two days this week. mother nature is such a tease.
ps: anyone out there want to by a car and a house.mandi and i have both for sale :(
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Holding your head high, and being the best you know you can be when life seems to fall apart at your feet, facing each difficulty with the confidence that time will bring you better tomorrows, and never giving up,
"You will not grow if you sit in a beautiful flower garden, but you will grow if you are sick, if you are in pain, if you experience losses, and if you do not put your head in the sand. Take the pain as a gift to you with a very, very specific purpose."
Elizabeth Kubler Ross
"Treat every person with kindness and respect, even those who are rude to you. Remember that you show compassion to others not because of who they are but because of who you are."
Andrew T. Somers
Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results.
Any change, any loss, does not make us victims. Others can shake you, surprise you, disappoint you, but they can't prevent you from acting, from taking the situation you're presented with and moving on. No matter where you are in life, no matter what your situation, you can always do something. You always have a choice and the choice can be power.
-Blaine Lee, The Power Principle
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Went for my first true trail ride today since September 9th. What a great way to start the new year. The snow flakes were falllin the wind was howling and the trails were slippery. Definitely need to work on my confidence and my arm strength. Mandi was schooling me on all the switchbacks. Did a lot of thinking on the ride and I came to the conclusion that I am totally infatuated with bikes. Not one of those burning fast going to end anytime infatuations more like a deep love, borderline obsession. Bikes are what I know and pretty much all I know. 2008 the year of the Bike.