When we got to Ely, I met a man at the park. He was eating by himself and was up for conversation. Baron and I started talking to him and he is actually from Grants Pass, Oregon! What a small world. He moved here 12 years ago. His dentist gave him a great bike with a super fat seat. He even offered to give me his seat! Most people we have met love to visit and have someone pay attention to them.
Today's ride was probably our hardest. It is day 6 of long miles- but the head wind and climbs were the tiring part. Plus with the wind, we couldn't hear the music or ourselves. One thought came to mind. Jim Carey gave a commencement speech in 2014- His quote is "It's better to fail at what you love than to fail at what you don't". Several of the people I have met in the last year at Switchpoint made me think of this today. Some just needed a little support and guidance to try what they always wanted to. Andrea always wanted to be a hairdresser. She has 2 small children and things have been very tough. After she joined our Circles group, she made a goal to apply for Cosmetology school. She was accepted and is in her 2 month. Fear is what kept her from doing what she wanted to do. There are two emotions that drive each of us- fear and love! Do what you love to do! Even if you fear it.
|Glen, Ely- 12 years.|
|His dentist donated him a bike so he let me try it out!|
|One of the many summits|