When I think of the Tour de France, it reminds me of my love of bikes and my tour of life, so far...
I think of how the spokes all come together, the human is the engine, the drive behind the action and how
many stages of life we go through. Sometimes we don't win the race, but isn't it about the journey...
“The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.”~Don Williams
Cycling is like life, we start out in a pack, we found our cadence, we sprint along, throughschool, college, work, life, sometimes we bonk, sometimes we break away, other times we have to bridge the gap; we all race, in our daily lives. Everyday is another sprint, another journey, sometimes it is agony, other times it is joyful...
|“Success is not a place at which one arrives but rather the spirit with which one undertakes and continues the journey.”~Alex Noble|
I think of the song, by Blood, Sweat and Tears, "Spinning Wheels" I'll share some of the lyrics:
What goes up must come down
spinning wheel got to go round
Talking about your troubles it's a crying sin
Ride a painted pony
Let the spinning wheel spin
Did you find a directing sign
on the straight and narrow highway?
Would you mind a reflecting sign
Just let it shine within your mind
And show you the colors that are real
Someone is watching just for you
Spinning wheel is spinning true
Drop all your troubles, by the river side
Catch a painted pony
On the spinning wheel fly
Yes, this could be a bike, motorcycle, or perhaps a car. I know a few of you, think a painted pony is a Mustang, but either way, isn't it true...
"I thought of that while riding my bicycle"~Albert Einstein
"Next to a leisurely walk, I enjoy a spin on my tandem bicycle. It is splendid to feel the wind blowing in my face and the springy motion of my iron steed. The rapid rush through the air gives me a delicious sense of
strength and buoyancy, and the exercise makes my pulse dance and my heart sing."~Helen Keller
Didn't Lance Armstrong's book say it all, "It's not about the Bike" Isn't is about finding your passion, the thing you want to put your blood, sweat and tears, into. You have to compete or finish your own tour, or sometimes start a new one.
I hope your ride is exhilarating and you don't grind too many gears~