Socializing on the internet is to socializing, what reality TV is to reality.
one must acknowledge that the majority of people spend at least some time in the virtual setting of social media each day. In that acknowledgment, some are there in passing, some in a short sharing of thoughts or experiences, and some others have been able to (be that their job or lifestyle) spend much more of their day in this virtual setting. It is a new experience in humanity that has been unleashed with unknown consequences and actions that come from it.
“Time is what we want most,but what we use worst.”
― William Penn
Choose your thoughts and actions today with intent. Couple them with your vision and cultivate positivity in your life. Tomorrow it will blossom and you will bear, and be able to share the fruits.
Just because. I hope you enjoy as much as I did following a typical weekend. In the middle of off season, for no reason other than to inspire.
Special thank you to Dr. Stephen Ely, Christina Tankersely, Michael Castro, Markus Zimmer, Aurelio Espinosa, Terra Schaad, Doug Bowden, Doren Bingham, and Saxon Richardson.
Follow along as I go through a fairly typical weekend of getting outdoors. Though, certainly not typical in the epic nature of the mountain bike ride from Scottsdale to Sedona. the idea was to show the balance and approach to taking care of the body and mind to fully be present while connected to it all.
Later on, when they had all said “Good-bye” and “Thank-you” to Christopher Robin,
Pooh and Piglet walked home thoughtfully together in the golden evening,
and for a long time they were silent.
“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what's the first thing you say to yourself?”
“What's for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”
“I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting to-day?” said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It's the same thing,” he said.
Yesterday marked four years to the day that I had packed my dog and everything I owned, including hope and fears into my little car venturing out to Scottsdale, AZ. The hope at the time was to find a place I may build a practice, provide and support myself and loved one, learn, grow, and travel.
With no friends or family out here, only a phone number contact scribbled on some paper, it was going to be a test for sure. The contact was someone my brother met at the Rothbury music festival in MIchigan while helping build a large 2 story boot for art. A test of strength and depth of myself, relationships, family, friends, and finding a reason and passion to wake each day for was sure to come.
It turns out that I would find myself living with that scribbled number contact for a year. Kali Ray and her awesome dog, Bindi, made it a perfect transition for us all.
As she would agree, we were both pretty lost at that time, trying to blend the passions and love we have for healing and caring for ot...
Two paths cross of two completely different people and lives. Yet, the love, respect, and appreciation for the road and where it takes us brought us together. At the Mormon Lake Lodge in Flagstaff, AZ there was a biker rally for those who did not make the pilgrimage to Stugis.
The group ride out of the Pay N' Take makes a pit stop there and I had the opportunity to meet and have a conversation with "Bigg Mike" about just that. I talked about the fear and thoughts as we cyclists clip into the pedals, and he echoed the defensive riding of those on the motorized two wheels.
I recently had a patient hit by a car and went down hard. The car slowed, then sped off. It is that lack of respect for others that is so detrimental and scary. My cousins visiting here in Flagstaff (13/16yrs old) tell me they're afraid to bike around because of cars when asked if they ride a bike like I do. Not something I'd like to hear, as I'd love for them to enjoy the open road and explore where it may take them.
I lived here for nearly 5 years, and it's been nearly that long since I've been back. I cannot express how much I miss this place and the friends I have here. Today was a perfect day to get out of the slump of a 12 hour plus drive from Tulsa, OK on Monday.
The day started out on a ride with my friend 'Joey C' , his two children (Anna and Sean), their friend Gavin, and "Sully" across the numerous bike path and commuter trails in Minneapolis. Eventually getting a little peek at the Time Trial course for the Nature Valley Grand Prix which starts tomorrow morning. I also managed to get in some quick catching up with my great friends Dale and Pat at Grand Performance Bicycle shop in St. Paul. So great to see them.
Followed this up with a quick lunch and massage, then to spin the legs one last time soaking up my old stomping grounds. I took the bike out for another spin throughout the city also bumping into some of my first teammates, Shawn Brick and Michael Phillips along the wa...
Tulsa Tough, three days of incredible racing in Tulsa, OK. One set of races not to be missed by those who compete and love cycling. The town rallies around the races and cycling the ENTIRE weekend. Each and every category is well supported and attended, including the Townie ride, Granfondo, and plenty for the children.
Our team came fully supported and were aggressive and racing well from day one. We came up just shy the first two days with two 5th placings. On the final day, we came away with the big one on Crybaby Hill. It's hard to explain a stage like that one, but the atmosphere makes for some of the most fun and spirited racing all year.
Thanks to all those out there who make it so special to race and to those cheering us on and supporting by watching online at home.
Though one cannot fully experience what we race through unless you're in person, Danny Munson has a set of images that capture the day wonderfully. A set of photos from several of the races capturing the unbelievable...