This has kinda been the best pandemic ever. No bars open so all the party has moved to the trail. “Working from home” means way longer lunch rides… all that good shit. Come to find out, it really doesn’t take a lot of cash or a job to ride bikes and be happy all the time.
It takes a lot more effort to make words here instead of on our Facebook or Instagram pages. But I will try to do it more often. I have so many stories to tell, but I can’t stop making them long enough to type them out!
It’s a great problem to have. But I definitely miss sharing with y’all.
So here is some stuff I’ve seen lately and thought it would be cool to share:
My buddy Michael got grimy with some bikes and packrafts…
Patagonia gets real.
If we could elect Canadians for president I would vote for Orville Peck
I could watch this all day
My friend and mentor Steve posted this pic and words and I wanted to put them here.
A Zen Teacher saw five of his students return from the market, riding their bicycles. When they had dismounted, the teacher asked the students, “Why are you riding your bicycles?”
The first student replied, “The bicycle is carrying this sack of potatoes. I am glad that I do not have to carry them on my back!” The teacher praised the student, saying, “You are a smart boy. When you grow old, you will not walk hunched over, as I do.”
The second student replied, “I love to watch the trees and fields pass by as I roll down the path.” The teacher commended the student, “Your eyes are open and you see the world.”
The third student replied, “When I ride my bicycle, I am content to chant, nam myoho renge kyo.” The teacher gave praise to the third student, “Your mind will roll with the ease of a newly trued wheel.”
The fourth student answered, “Riding my bicycle, I live in harmony with all beings.” The teacher was pleased and said, “You are riding on the golden path of non-harming.”
The fifth student replied, “I ride my bicycle to ride my bicycle.” The teacher went and sat at the feet of the fifth student, and said, “I am your disciple.”
Here is a photo of me being stoked with a puppy.
Keep it dirty…by