Monday, July 25, 2016

The Blessing

To ride 45 miles Saturday, 80 miles Sunday and have Monday to ride the track. 



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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The big PMC concern...

The ride is three weeks away. I am either ready or I am not.  For you can't really cram training.  There is time for two big rides approaching 100 mile days.  The rest will be sitting pretty at 25 to 40 miles.  With the truly BIG concern of how will my friend Kermit ride on my helmet and even more vexing is what will he wear?   



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Monday, July 11, 2016

Today's Training Ride

I stopped to watch a Great Blue Heron.  Remembering cancer patients who will not have such an opportunity for pause.  



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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Where is my super suit?

Lately I have been training with the Team Kermit kit on.  First of all, all I can hear, in my head is Frozone asking where his super suit has been placed.  And I laugh.  For the Kermit kit is my super suit. 

Second, I ride alone for the vast majority of my rides. And yesterday twice as I saw other groups of riders, individuals called out "Team Kermit" or "Green".  

The power of a super suit.



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Wednesday, July 06, 2016

So Blessed

Rode in Vermont/New York - 65 miles.  Truly blessed to have the health and time for such a training ride.  



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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

It's The Same

I spend Monday through Friday 7:30AM to 4:00PM in an office with no outside time. So early in the morning I ride my bike through areas that have water and fields and hopefully few cars.  

And when I see a roadkill I wonder if kids today, and many adults too, are desensitized to death and killing. That they don't see how precious life is anymore due to video games and media. It's just a frog, a squirrel, a hawk, a robin, a mouse or vole. We pass them by.

In the game, in the movies, death is clean. It's just a character, the enemy, the bad guy, a cartoon, a small trickle of blood. The body remains intact.

I'm tired of reading the bumper sticker Black Lives Matter.  Get real.  All Lives Matter. Yours. Theirs.   Catholic. Muslim.  Young. Old.  Depressed.   Imprisoned.   Holy.  Imfirmed.  Vibrant.  Jewish.   All.



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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Blessed

Blessed is knowing exactly where and how your food is grown.   Exactly.  



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From My Daughters

Came home last night to this great gift from my girls.  So.  True.  



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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Honor comes quietly

My dear friend and fellow World Youth Day pilgrim passed away recently from cancer. This morning, I was taking a pass through the cemetery, on a Pan Mass Challenge, training ride when I saw his grave marker.  I make these rides through to pay my respects and to visit a bit.  I stopped.  Remembered my dear friend and then saw the two stained glass windows I made for him.  

Such an honor to have small acts of kindness raised to such a high placement.  Proving the fact that we never truly know the power of kindnesses, big or small.  

Rest In Peace my dear friend.  I'll see you again on my next training ride.  



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