|Adnan, fellow cyclist|
Day 12- We headed out of Boulder with a huge mountain climb ahead. Luckily, we both felt pretty good. Made it to the summit of The Baldy and felt on top of the world. Then we encountered Roly poly hills the rest of the day. Capital Reef was stunning and Bob even stopped to pick apples and peaches.
Thought for the day- grind, just grind. None of us have the perfect life. Things happen, life gets in the way sometimes. The Circles USA initiative is nationwide and Switchpoint embraces the model as a way to help families break out of poverty. This functions best when Allies in middle class are matched up with those in poverty. This creates a network and strength that lifts up these families and helps them grind on. We have seen some amazing individuals in our Circles group who have broken out of poverty because the put one foot in front of the other every day, even when it was hard. They worked through the obstacles and "flat tires" with the help of their Allie and learned the social rules of middle class. I have had 12 days grinding pedal after pedal thinking and thinking. If we as Americans are going to change our poverty and homeless issues, we must show up and allow these individuals and families into our social networking circles. Teach, friend and love them out of poverty. We have seen it happen.