Category: Rich’s Ride

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 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 …

Posted on: March 18, 2019 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Wisdom And The Cheshire Cat

I’m a Lewis Carroll fan. He’s best remembered as the author of Alice In Wonderland, but he was also a mathematician who incorporated a good deal of logical argument into his writing. I used a lot of his writing in math lessons; Humpty Dumpty, The Mad Hatter, and The Queen Of Hearts always …

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 …