Monday, February 05, 2007


I consider myself a religious person by most standards. Church attendance definitely bolsters my faith but often times it is solo outdoor experiences that really give me the opportunity to clear my mind and ponder existence and the purpose of life. Yesterday following church I snuck away for a solo ski to the top of the big mountain and found myself engulfed in the joys of living. The snow was warm and slow so I settled into a steady v1 pace for the climb to the top. My thoughts were vivid and clear and continually tickling the idea of gratitude and its importance in a happy and productive existence. I have a lot to be thankful for and my family and friends are at the top of the list. The views from the top were amazing and thankfully I forgot my camera so the images as I experienced them can remain burned into my memory.
That short ski has come and gone but as I started the work week today I found my faith and peace of mind once again reinforced by a beautiful experience alone with mother nature.

Big Mtn elevation

Getting the itch to break in the new bikes and plan on heading south on Wed night for some road and mtn shredding. I guess you could call it a training camp with the family. Word is fox and others may be heading down, hope he is not to tired from his all day canyon riding today.
Should be great for working the bugs out of the new bikes and getting in some long ride.


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