Category: Rich’s Ride

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

Let’s Go!

“Let’s go” says there’s value in the journey, that it’s not all about the destination. It says getting there quickly might diminish the experience, that we might even learn something along the way that clarifies and enriches the destination.

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

I Wish I Wouldda…

Some questions weave their way into the fabric of the FREEDOM TOUR. “What do you think you’ll regret more in ten years – your failures or the things you didn’t try?” I talk to a lot of people about long bike rides. I’ve never met someone who regretted doing an …

Posted on: January 9, 2019 Posted by: Rich Dixon Comments: 0

One Brick Outta The Wall

“I’d run through a brick wall for you.” It’s supposed to indicate commitment and enthusiasm, top-level motivation, a willingness to do the impossible. Kind of a silly image, though. Running into a brick wall, on purpose, is a waste of time and effort. It’s a token effort that accomplishes nothing, …

Posted on: January 7, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

We Shouldn’t Forget

I’ll always remember the day we snapped this photo. Our gathering on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial marked the conclusion of IJM Freedom Tour. Hugs and good-byes and pictures and tears…a bit like the last day of summer camp. We met the next day at the headquarters of International …

Posted on: December 20, 2018 Posted by: Rich Comments: 1

One Or The Other?

Jesus said, “I am the light of the world.” I still remember the physics class. The professor demonstrated conclusively that light is a stream of particles, best understood by thinking about a bunch of tiny objects that can be counted one by one. Then – in the same class – he …

Posted on: September 13, 2018 Posted by: Rich Comments: 1

Just In Case We Forget

Once in a while I need to remember – maybe you do, too. On December 10, 1986, Elie Wiesel delivered one of the truly influential speeches in history. The occasion was his acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize. Wiesel looked back to himself as a small boy entering the Holocaust and …

Posted on: July 31, 2018 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Building Something

LeBron James built a school. The I PROMISE school opens today in LeBron’s hometown of Akron Ohio. The school fulfills a long-standing commitment to give hope to kids in a tough community and provide the resources they need to find their passion and change the world. LeBron is the best …

Posted on: June 28, 2018 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Comfort Or Sacrifice?

I often write what I don’t fully understand. I talked a few days ago about shared sacrifice. a couple of conversations revealed that it was a cool-sounding phrase but I couldn’t explain what I meant when I used it. Turns out I believe sacrifice happens when someone steps beyond their …

Posted on: June 20, 2018 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Why THOSE Kids?

“Why do you support kids halfway around the world?” Good question. Simple answer: when we started doing this we asked where we could help and were directed to Project Rescue and this specific HOME OF HOPE. So we said YES. “Why don’t you do something locally?” Good question, not quite …

Posted on: May 29, 2018 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Great Guidance

“If you just do a bike ride, you’ll finish feeling unsatisfied.” Dick Foth offered maybe the best guidance I ever received. I was preparing in 2011 for my 1500-mile handcycle ride along the Mississippi River when Dick advised me to share the story of following this crazy God-sized dream. Honestly, …

Posted on: April 12, 2018 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Walls Or Circles?

Are you building a wall or creating a circle? Walls exclude. The very purpose of a wall is division, creating us and them. Mostly a wall keeps “them” over there and offers “us” some illusion of exclusivity or safety. Walls are often about fear, of the others, of those who seem …

Posted on: March 30, 2018 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

These Three Remain…

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” When you spend some of your final minutes making this kind of point, it’s probably pretty important. Earlier Jesus said it’s THE MOST IMPORTANT commandment, the one upon which everything else depends. LOVE is …