First, let me thank you. Biking in the Pacific Northwest has been on my bucket list. I even teared up when we started riding out of Seattle. The scenery and the people around me surpassed my lofty expectations! I thought ourSunday ride was the best day of biking ever. And then we biked Monday up and over Steven’s Pass, which made Monday the best biking day ever. Monday only held the title for a few days. Friday’s ride along the trail into Kellogg was superb, and for me, was the bestest day of biking ever!
Riding a bicycle long distances in this supportive Fuller community is resetting my priorities. I feel this change even after a week, and I see it in my fellow cyclists. Narrow road shoulders and long distances tend to spread us out which leads to alot of “solo riding”, even if we are in a group. My friend from home calls long quiet biking “power washing for the brain”, which describes it perfectly, at least for me. If I can just let go, my mind wanders and has a way of sorting things out. I spend a great deal of time talking and listening to God while on my bike. Admittedly, I need to focus more on the listening.