Friday, May 23, 2008

Cycling is a sport, but so much more........

So my friend and favorite electrician Mark Topping said he'll admit that cycling is a sport if we would try the blog thing again, well, here we are. I'll touch on the cycling thing here in a bit. Although it's a busy time in our lives we are also very excited but the possibilities that the near future might hold as well. We are fortunate to have some really amazing friends who do some really amazing things who inspire us to try and do some really amazing things ourselves. Pat is special teacher who touches lives with her grace and simplicity. Julie is a writer. Mark is a father, and I mean a F-A-T-H-E-R. Rodney blesses us with his humility and willingness to help anytime, anywhere. Ken and Becky have turned their lives upside down seeking a dream and I could continue on and on but I think you get the point. The only problem is that we have never had one single "issue" that has grabbed our hearts collectively and moved us to action until now. Human slavery is a bitch, and don't believe otherwise. Although this is an issue that doesn't get much news time the numbers are staggering and the personal stories are worse. Women and kids get the worse of it although it isn't limited to gender. There is nothing in my faith that would suggest that this issue is unimportant. So we keep our own issues, but we become united in this effort. Although it's just a start, we're trying to raise awareness and we'll see where it goes from here. In the meantime, here's some food for thought:

Now, the cycling...........

Cycling is sport: Right now the Giro de Italia is going on somewhere where they will climb more altitude in a day on a bike than most of us will in our lifetime. It's sport alright.

Cycling is medicine: Get stressed, go for a ride in the woods. You'll feel better.

Cycling is transportation: 5.00 gas anyone?

Cycling is romance: My parents ride most Saturday mornings and get breakfast during their rides. They don't golf together, they don't kayak together, the don't even play cards well together, but they bike together.

Cycling is whatever you want it to be. Ezekiel 1:21 stats that the spirit of the living is in the wheels. Am I using this out of context, probably, but I still think it's true.

Ride your bike.