Bicycling Zen and Irate Motorist Syndrome

Day’s Verse:
Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.
Matthew 6:34

The Trail BehindI started writing a blog a couple days ago about the wonderful 102-mile bike ride I did on Saturday. I wanted to attempt to verbalize the feeling of joy, of peace, of living-in-the-moment-ness that I get when I’m on the road.

A hundred-mile ride sounds inconceivably long to most people, and when I think about it rationally, it seems impossible. But when I get out there, I don’t watch my odometer and spend the whole time calculating miles left (that leads to madness). Instead, I find myself in this quiet place where I’m just focused on hanging on to the wheel in front of me, the feel of the wind and sun on my skin, the air in my lungs, the next pedal rotation. Eating. Drinking. Shifting. The next hill. Simple things. Continue Reading >>