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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 …

Posted on: April 30, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 1

Fear Of…What?

I certainly didn’t need my new bike. My old bike was fine. I could have kept cranking it for a long time. So what’s the deal? Was it just about buying a shiny new toy? I hope not. I bought this bike for a specific purpose. It’s similar in many …

Posted on: April 26, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

On Hiding Out

I enjoy doing tech stuff. I know, it’s odd. I like figuring out how to build web pages, edit video, create spreadsheets. All the stuff the makes most folks’ eyes glaze over is my idea of a fun challenge. It’s all useful, too. We need a high-quality website and compelling …

Posted on: April 25, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Heard It On The Radio

We get to do some fun stuff. This week we visited the studios of KOA Radio in Denver. Jerry Schemmel, radio voice of the Colorado Rockies, interviewed me for his Sunday morning show. We had a great time telling the story of Rich’s Ride, the FREEDOM TOUR, and the HOME …

Posted on: April 17, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Good Brakes

I got a new bike. I’m excited. It’s really cool. I’ll tell you more later about the details. Today’s sort of a teaser. My new bike, once I get it all adjusted and dialed in, will be faster than the old one. And it has much better brakes. So I’ll …

Posted on: April 16, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Crazy Dreams

You probably noticed golf this past weekend. Maybe you were glued to every moment of the Masters Tournament. Maybe you care nothing about golf and just caught a mention somewhere on the news. But most of us know something special happened Sunday in the world of golf. Few individuals command …

Posted on: April 11, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 1

A Little Sad

If you’ve wondered about the lack of updates this week, I simply haven’t felt much like writing. Rich’s Ride lost a member of the family on Monday. Monte joined us at age 2 in 2006. If you’ve followed along for a while you know Monte was my service dog. For …