Author: Rich

Posted on: June 11, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Only 12?

Jesus called 12 disciples. He could have summoned thousands. He could have surrounded himself with huge crowds of adoring followers. He spoke the truth of the universe. He might have opened a university-sized teaching enterprise to spread the message as far as possible. He didn’t. He wasn’t concerned with bigger …

Posted on: June 10, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

The Difference Between Good And Good Guys

Last time we talked about the home team and good guys. It’s fun to cheer for the home team. Our cyclists enjoy wearing FREEDOM TOUR jerseys and being part of a great circle of committed, passionate people. We like being the good guys. We’re also really clear that uniforms are …

Posted on: June 4, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Good Guys and Bad Guys

Becky and I had a great time at a Colorado Rockies game. We even got to visit the radio broadcast booth, courtesy of Rockies’ broadcaster Jerry Schemmel, who’s going to ride with us in the FREEDOM TOUR Prologue on June 15th. In a Major League Baseball stadium, everything (except the …

Posted on: June 1, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Check Out My New Bike

I’m anxious to show you my new bike. I don’t usually do Saturday posts, but we finally managed to shoot some video and I got a little excited. I hope you’ll take a minute (actually, 65 seconds) to check out my new wheels and the purpose behind them. Can’t see …

Posted on: May 29, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Sunscreen And Oreos

I used to spend lots of time in the sun. Long days doing construction work. I remember those glory days, no shirt and a great tan and who needs sunscreen. I remember each time the dermatologist removes small growths from my back. It’s easier to get better (or more fun) …

Posted on: May 24, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 1

Let’s Gather

People gather for lots of reasons. A group just showed up at the same place and time. It’s a collection of individuals with different purposes and destinations, but for this moment they’ve formed a group. A crowd is a group gathered for some common purpose, but there’s not much interaction …

Posted on: May 20, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Are You Religious?

Yes, you are. Someone said, “I’m not religious.” I understand the meaning, but it’s not really true. Whether they realize it or not, each person is engaged in a two-way conversation. God is speaking, revealing Himself through scripture, through other people, and through His creation. Religion is simply our response. …

Posted on: May 14, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

The FREEDOM TOUR made a quick trip to Iowa. Bike World is an enormous Trek bike dealer with amazing personal service. Owned and operated by two generations of the Ridgeway family, they’ve been a great friend to the FREEDOM TOUR. So Becky’s cruising around the Des Moines bike trails getting …

Posted on: May 10, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Don’t Be George

George Costanza had a strategy. Actually, Seinfeld’s quirky sidekick had many strategies. George was constantly spouting a philosophy of life, dating, or friendship. He spent most of his time explaining why his life was in chaos. George was more interested in rationalizing his incompetence than in addressing it. George’s overarching …

Posted on: May 6, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

What’s Possible?

Two ways to assess an opportunity. I told you a few days ago I fussed about buying my new bike for a couple of years. Put it off, looked for every excuse to say NO, all the reasons it wouldn’t work. That’s the fear side. What will it cost? What …

Posted on: May 3, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 2

What About Those Guys?

Two blocks in thirty minutes. I’ve told the story of my first handcycle ride many times, but Jerry Schemmel asked a great question during our interview for his radio show. “What about the guys who helped you?” He’s absolutely right. Like everything else about Rich’s Ride and the FREEDOM TOUR, …

Posted on: May 1, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Ordinary

Last week I told you about our interview with Jerry Schemmel. On his show “Amazing Americans,” Jerry talks to incredible people who’ve done some remarkable things. I encourage you to check out the lineup and listen to some past episodes. I’m humbled, and actually a little embarrassed, to be included …