Author: Rich Dixon

Posted on: May 12, 2014 Posted by: Rich Dixon Comments: 0

How To Avoid Being Overwhelmed By Big Numbers

Ever feel like you’re engaging in futility? My friend Mike and I talked last week about 25 kids at the HOME OF HOPE and the enormity of the human trafficking issue. The numbers alone can be staggering—nearly thirty million humans living in modern-day slavery, more than 100,000 U.S children trafficked …

Posted on: May 9, 2014 Posted by: Rich Dixon Comments: 1

Gathering A Team

A team is a curious thing. I’m working these days on routes and presentations and lots of other stuff that will involve our team on FRONT RANGE FREEDOM TOUR ’14. It’s curious to think about twelve individual riders and two SAG drivers, while realizing that I’m planning for this other …

Posted on: May 7, 2014 Posted by: Rich Dixon Comments: 1

A Team And Miles Of Love

We’ve got our team! Twelve cyclists and two full-time support drivers will make the 500-mile trip together from Cheyenne to Raton Pass. It’s gonna be a blast! I’m anxious to tell you more about these committed folks and all the other people who will help us accomplish our mission. Today …

Posted on: May 5, 2014 Posted by: Rich Dixon Comments: 0

Guys And Tools And Service

I get to do some of the coolest stuff, mostly just by hanging around amazing people like you. A while back a few of you took me up on my Offer You Can’t Refuse to sponsor a guy from Harvest Farm on the one-day ride as part of FRONT RANGE …

Posted on: May 2, 2014 Posted by: Rich Dixon Comments: 0

Is It Supposed To Be Easy?

My friend Paul and I talked a while back about the benefits of a bike adventure combined with advocating for a social justice cause. We shared stories of riders who exceeded everyone’s expectations because they were riding for something bigger than themselves. I said I wish everyone could have that …

Posted on: April 30, 2014 Posted by: Rich Dixon Comments: 1

Can Weakness Be An Advantage?

“Your injury gives you an unfair advantage.” People actually say this to me. I get their point. Somehow they think it’s easy to sell books and land speaking gigs because I have this inspirational story to write and speak about. Frankly I haven’t always reacted well. I don’t say it …

Posted on: April 28, 2014 Posted by: Rich Dixon Comments: 0

You Can’t Follow Dreams From A Rocking Chair

I’ve heard a lot of people talking lately about wanting to run a marathon. I think it’s a response to last year’s Boston Marathon bombing. People want to be part of BOSTON STRONG.  However, I suspect most of them would like to have run a marathon while few would actually …

Posted on: April 25, 2014 Posted by: Rich Dixon Comments: 0

When We Do Our Training Matters

When do you train? For most folks, training occurs later—which is the same as never. I’ll train when I have time, when the kids are older, when the job slows down. But later is a place in Fantasyland rather than a spot on the journey of life. Some folks trained …

Posted on: April 21, 2014 Posted by: Rich Dixon Comments: 0

What If I Want To Fly?

What should you do with an impossible dream? A while back I spoke to about six hundred middle school kids—at an all-school assembly at the end of the day on Friday. Not sure if that’s brave or crazy. The kids were great. I encouraged them to dream big dreams and believe …

Posted on: April 18, 2014 Posted by: Rich Dixon Comments: 0

How To Enjoy The Journey Home

This isn’t home. As a follower of Jesus, that’s the eternal perspective that helps us make sense of an otherwise senseless world. We’re not home yet. C.S. Lewis said we’re rebels in enemy-held territory. We may know the ultimate result of the war, but knowing makes the battle no less …

Posted on: April 16, 2014 Posted by: Rich Dixon Comments: 0

What To Do With A Gift

Some of the best things to learn are things you already knew. Last week I finally got my bike off the trainer, out of the garage, and on the road. I’ve cranked more than 30,000 miles since I started handcycling, and I still love revisiting the feeling of joy on …

Posted on: April 14, 2014 Posted by: Rich Dixon Comments: 1

Sometimes We Must Be Disturbed

I’m not much of a movie snob. Becky and I watch movies for entertainment. We don’t care much about critics or Academy Awards. Last weekend we made an exception—we watched a movie we didn’t really want to see, and I hope you’ll watch it as well. We didn’t see it …