Surroundings

Knowing what is around you, the feel of the wind, the coolness of rain in the summertime when it hits your skin. The trail ahead, knowing all that lays in front of you that makes up your journey.

Be it life or whatever you’re doing at that moment, know you are absorbing the vibe that is around you. If you surround yourself with negatives, you become negative. I know this to be true firsthand. I had to push away my negatives — whether it was a person, place, or thing. I had to push it away ’cause I knew I was going nowhere with them or it. I knew that if I went farther into it I would have become worse then they were and succumbed to their beliefs.

I knew my surroundings had to change, and so I changed them. I knew that if I wanted to do what I need to do in this life, I needed to keep the positives. The One showed me this. Now I can enjoy every day as if it were my last, knowing I put down all things that made my surroundings like a black cloudy day, full of rain and darkness. I knew I had to get away from the darkness when I finally saw the light.

My riding got better ’cause I was straight for once. I could actually smell all that was around me and hear what I needed to hear, like the wind blowing and the trees shaking and cracking and all things nature.

I had this whole idea about the title of this post, but for some reason this just dropped into my head so I’ll tell you: I spent 28 years of growing up too quick. I never had a chance to chase my dreams. I mean I had the chance, but they were never going to happen because of my surroundings. Now it’s 28 years later, I’m single (kinda) and ready to live now — not just for me but for all of you.

I want to know some of your stories in the woods or on the  road — anywhere you might have been. Tell me in the comments. And some of you wanna know about The One — I’ll let ya know just not right now. I have a story for The One.

Anyway, know and truly feel your surroundings, give positive energy, and be good to each other. And RAMFB.

The Beginning and the End

The beginning and the end. You wait to get there, the destination, the spot targeted at the beginning of your journey. You want to go forward and just go into it blind.

The trail head. Funny how all trails have names. You’ve heard of this trail or that trail and only remember them by their names. Once you get to the head you have zero idea of what lies down that path.

Knowing nothing, you go. You look for signs — black diamonds, double-black diamonds, snakes, bears — any sign that you have to be aware of. The rule “look before you leap” is in the back of your mind so you’re cautious but still loose as a goose. You’re just feeling the ride and all that it has to offer you.

You want to go fast but know that you have no idea what is in front of you. So you go fast then back off, touching the brakes here or there. You see a rock garden and plow right through it only to almost flip over the bars — but yet you hang on.

The climbs are as brutal as they said they were, but yet you climb because you know you heard the downhill was glorious. But it turns out to be faster than you expected, and steeper too, so you have butterflies and get all sketched out at first — but your having the time of your life going down.

The corners are tight and loose, and the drops off the natural features are exciting. The jumps are scattered everywhere, some big some small. You come across a section of trail that is flowy. It’s what you heard it was all about — a pump trail that goes for 2 miles. (At least that’s what the sign said.)

So you’re in heaven, just pumping through some of the finest trail you have ever ridden. You come to a lake and the trail goes around the lake, giving you a second to take in the energy of the woods and the natural sounds that are around you. You want more and know that there is more ahead of you, but you just pedal to wherever the trail leads you — to the end.

But the trail never ends. There is always a new one to explore, a new adventure, and a new challenge. You got this. It is what you would say is your calling. We all have it, we just don’t know until we get there. For me it has always been right here with all of you. My trail started here almost a year ago and it will never end. Life is a journey. RAMFB and never let your dreams or your trails end.

Sometimes

Sometimes we forget about the small things in life that makes us who we are and why we are here. To forget is to be human. We all have so much going on that we never really take the time to realize the most important thing in all , yourself. We get so lost up in work and the things in life like our negatives and we tend to forget that there are always positives . Life for example. If we do not get out of our box and see what is going on in this world then we are just wasting time. Sometimes it is better to get out of the box, For example, go to somewhere you’ve never been before like Bozeman Montana and go into it blind not knowing where the road will take you. You might find happiness you might not. I know one who did. Yes, it inspired me to get out of my box.  My friend found happiness, knowing all he left behind was what he knew for so long. Sometimes we must go out side the box to find what we are seeking in this life. Me , I want to do it on a Bicycle, plane and simple , just pedal to somewhere I have never been before. Just go out and ride and get lost but know I will find my way out cause the Sun sets west. I want to go to the other side of the world, like Italy , France and Japan. I also want to explore the roads in the town I grew up in in New York, Monroe Woodbury. You see time is short and if we don’t get on that shit it will be nothing but regrets so why not do it. I have to wait for the One now but in the meantime I will RAMFB and the sometimes will become My times Mr .Hahn …RAMFB

Energy

Energy, it is all around you. You can create it. You have the idea on what you need to do when you live this life. We thrive as humans to feel energy from others but why feel from them when you can create your own. A river flows downhill , the water rolls from uphill , the energy is from the source of how the river flows. It’s nature. We as humans are intrigued by how this happens and try to create our own. When I ride I some how feel what is around me, the wind, the sound of the river running next to me. It is real energy. A spiritual energy that I have with nature. My surroundings set my tone on my ride. If I ride through the streets and through the city I feel the raw energy of machines. I call it survival energy. Automobiles are the nastiest energy form we have. Pollutes the environment and causes our time on this planet to be cut shorter. You may not think about it when your riding but it does. Breathing in toxins that should not be in your system that can in time cause all sorts of physical issues and internal issues. Nature provides the energy in which we live. Go into the woods sometime and just listen to all the sounds and smell all the smells. It’s alive, you can feel it. Life is but a journey and to experience it you need to go out and feel what life has really got to offer. Pure energy that makes life better for all.  Love is energy shared between two . When you go out with your other half and get to enjoy nature in its form you can feel the energy that it gives to both of you. You feel connected as one. There is just something about being on top of the Mtn. looking across the horizon and see the tops of the trees and the clouds that flow across the lower sections and you can sometimes see birds just floating along and nice draft . It is truly amazing. Life , Love and nature all go hand in hand so get out and enjoy it on two wheels or a hike. We only live once, so we think…RAMFB and enjoy your moments with Nature and all the Energy it gives you on a positive, For The One,,

 

It Happens

Sometimes things just happen, no reason they just do. Even if it’s just the fact that things didn’t go as planned, it happens.

For instance, my arms have been locking up on me, and it happened. They lock up when ever they want to, and my hands go numb. It happens on my rides now. Knowing I got it from work kills me. Knowing this will affect me the rest of my life. But I will not give in to the negatives and only try to get into the positives about it. All I can do now is try and make the best of what has happened and only try to get better.

Everything happens for a reason, even if you can’t see what the reason is. Maybe my body is just telling me I need to take a break. So I will be off my bike for a while. Not completely — I will still be in the woods, and I can ride the road.

That’s why I went and bought another Road Bike, A legend, a LeMond. Knowing the history of who Greg LeMond was made me think that I can do it. I just have to believe I can and overcome this thing I am having problems with. It will be one day at a time and hill at a time to climb. If you think you can then you can, and for me I know I can.

Now The One, it happened. There was a reason why The One happened, but that is for another story for another day. But all I can say is, inspiration happened when I met the One. So on that I say RAMFB and see you out in the woods in a few months and I will be ready to Slay ….