When in Doubt

When in doubt ride your bike, things can always get better and they will. Your having a shit day so I say RAMFB and things will seem to just be as they are ment to be and no reason to sit there and get all shitfaced for the rest of the day, go out and ride or climb or even walk but get the hell out of your house and do something., Now is a new week and for me it has been a rough couple of weeks but the One has kept me grounded from losing my shit. Ya see, when in doubt when things seem to be not so right in your universe they really are. We can’t control the negatives but we sure the hell can try. Now for me, in pain but I will go out and ride anyway cause therapy is on two wheels for me and this is what I need. I do wanna say one thing before I go, I didn’t know you but only heard of stories of you that made you a legend in our community so Mat Hoffman RIP and know it was all or nothing at all. RAMFB and keep the wheels rolling forward and no not the BMX Hoffman…Have a great week and hopoe to see you all out on the trails real soon…

Rain

Rain , well it does, and we are in the wet time of the year so we get all bear like and want to ride but the rain says no, so , we wait..Wait till the rain stops and the trails get dry or atleast a little dry and then we go, go to release the pinned up angst about how this rain sucks and God am I losing my mind, thank God for trainers though. Keep the legs moving and the brain focused on your ride to come. RAMFB…The One…

Monday

Monday is your day to start a goal , be it ride more or lose that little pound you want to lose. Find your space both mentaly and physically. You have to put your mind into the I can’s now, Nothing comes easy ecspecially on Monday cause it’s the start of a long work week so you have to pace yourself. You got this. For me today is a new day of living another day. I am getting a new bike , stoked . I haven’t been on a new bike in a minute but I know I have to change my style once again to get aquainted with the bike. SO I decided to start doing something I never do, workout., Being that I am of age,48, doesn’t mean I’m dead, It just means I am still here. I am not really in bad shape but I amd not perfect on my diet and bonus, yes I know, I am struggling quitting smoking. It is my biggest weakness. So when I woke up today I decided I am going to quit, not cold turkey but cut back the amount . I can’t stand the fact that I smoke. It kills me. Anyway that is my Monday goal to reach my next goal for the next day. I say this with confidence, I am not perfect , I have my flaws still but not as many cause The One has helped me with this. Gave me positives and said I can do this. So to you all You can do this.Monday is just a day, don’t hate it, embrace it as any other day. 4 more days till the weekend , yay but still get your rides in and work on your goals. Have a great Monday and RAMFB..

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.